Middlesex student Joanna Zawadzka has won the national Interior Educators (IE) award for Most Innovative Student Project at the IE Inspire exhibition, the UK’s largest interior graduates show, where she exhibited alongside students from the Middlesex Interior Design and Interior Architecture courses.
The popular exhibition that was held at the Truman Brewery in the trendy Brick Lane, east London, saw thousands attend to see the next generation of talent in interior design and architecture. 20 Middlesex students were among those from 30 other institutions exhibiting from across the country.
Middlesex Interior architecture student Joanna Zawadzka was presented with the IE award for Most Innovative Student Project on the final day of the exhibition, for her project that created a set of spaces for those needing an escape from everyday life. Her project impressed the panel of industry expert judges to pick up the accolade which is sponsored by Libri Books.
At the event’s opening night Middlesex second year interior architecture and design students created an innovative bar, which not only served drinks but also displayed work, images and information.
The exhibition has become a key date for the industry who often visit to scout for new talent and recruit. IE was formed in 2006 by Graeme Brooker, an interior education expert and writer, who now heads Middlesex University’s new Fashion and Interiors department.
Photo: Interior Educators Inspire exhibition