Kingston University students showcase final graduation projects at local art gallery

Kingston University interior design students are displaying their final graduation projects at a recently opened exhibition on Fife Road in Kingston upon Thames.

The ‘Round in Circles’ exhibition at the Not My Beautiful House venue, showcases interactive, creative and innovative experiences of recycling in the fashion industry.

One student, Bethany Nias, reused waste plastic and rubber from an old pair of Adidas’ sneakers to elucidate that recycled waste can be useful and aesthetic at the same time. 

Bethany Nias’ art project. Photo: Instagram @design_by_beth

Nias said: “The hexagonal boxes in my pavilion are made of recycled plastic I collected from the community. Waste management is a huge issue, both in Kingston as on a worldwide scope.

“Both tutors and students believe that if we as creatives encourage circular designs and reusing materials, we could reduce the impact of waste damage and make design more environmentally friendly.”

The interior design students researched the history of beauty brands, their ethics and carbon footprints, creating pop-up concepts and products that follow the same circular economy structure. 

Nias continued: “Unfortunately these specific projects remain proposals, but we hope that they can inspire visitors, future students or designers to think how design can be made in a sustainable way”

‘Round in Circles’ remains open until the end of October and is free of charge. Visitors can donate online or support the multi-purpose venue by attending workshops and purchasing local artwork, such as hand-made postal cards, crochet earrings and colourful paintings.

Find out more on their Instagram page. 

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