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CMYUK announces new mentors and a new brief for CIRL

CMYUK announces new mentors and a new brief for CIRL
CMYUK has announced its second Creatives in Residence Live (CIRL) design brief. This time, the three CIRL graduates will be exploring Geometics – Incorporating Textures, and have until December 3rd to produce designs for a fashion garment, interior décor accessories and furniture and flooring.

 An impressive cohort of mentors have been assembled for this brief, including pattern trend and research company, Pattern Curator; pattern cutting and samples studio, The Pattern Room; world-class British fabric printer, Standfast and Barracks; decorative interiors designer, Freya Richmond; and contemporary upholstery company, Loose Button.

The technology utilised for this brief will be from Epson, Mimaki, Canon, Klieverik, EFI, Kongsberg and AEG Sewing. The educational element will be provided by CMYUK experts and CIRL project partner, the award-winning textile designer and founder of Texintel, Debbie McKeegan.

Commenting on the brief, Debbie said: “As we begin project #2, the in-house graduates have a clearer vision of the scale and diversity of the industry for which surface pattern designs are created. That’s exciting! The creative possibilities are endless and there is almost no surface that can’t be digitally printed. With that in mind, it’s important to design with a product or industry sector as a target and most importantly, to always consider the environment.”

She added: “We are really looking forward to Project #2 to explore new technologies and materials brought to life by fantastic designs.”

The brief begins on November 16th and closes on December 3rd and is available online so that design students worldwide can participate. The creative journey is being captured and shared on social media by CIRL graduate, Taylor Doggett.

For the Geometrics – Incorporating Textures brief and details of how to enter, visit or interact using the hashtag #cirlive.




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