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Emily Holland

Interior Design, BA (Hons)

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About me

Hello, my name is Emily. Welcome to my online Degree Show. I am an interior designer with a passion for designing spaces that have a positive impact on the user. Whilst studying I had the opportunity to work on a live brief with IKEA, as well as working part time in the industry, giving me experience working with clients and other creatives.

Throughout my time at university I have particularly loved exploring the connection between design and mental health. I feel designing a space that takes into consideration the users well-being is now more important than ever.

My favourite part of the design process is the visualising. I love how it helps the client to understand what you are thinking since it can be hard for a client, who may not be particularly creative, to imagine your designs.

After a global pandemic which negatively affected our mental health, with one in seven 10-19 years olds experiencing a mental disorder. Wabi Sabi, based on an ancient Japanese concept about finding beauty in imperfection, is a space to help improve young people’s mental health, by encouraging living in a ‘real world’ and escaping the virtual world we are heading towards. The design is based on trees, representing life and growth, in a place that encourages growth and nurtures teenagers.

A0 Board

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2nd Floor - Reconnect

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2nd Floor - Reconnect

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2nd Floor Reconnect

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1st Floor - Express

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1st Floor - Express

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1st Floor - Express

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Ground Floor - Relax

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Ground Floor - Relax

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Ground Floor - Relax

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Keywords: Interior Design, Mental Health, Building, Reuse, Design, Reconnect, Express, Relax


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