Chelsea HarbourPosted: March 13, 2015
Today I made the trek down to London to see the Chelsea Harbour Design Show. This is exactly the kind of thing that gets me excited. Last year I visited while I was doing work experience with an interior design company and gained so much information on the industry.
This year it was really nice to walk around and feel familiar with some of the companies and recognise their designs. Feeling much more confident to speak to the employers, ask questions and understand how the process works of ordering samples. Last year I was like a kid in a candy shop, I ordered samples in every design that caught my eye. However over the last year I have realised that there is very little use of these samples and that after admiring them for a few days they have been untouched. Therefore this year I carefully selected designs that I felt I could relate to my project, being more refined. The day felt much more relaxed from the last year as I knew what to expect more and was able to take more time.
I guess this is something that I will notice in all aspect of my professional career. The more times I do something, whether that be going to a design show, visiting a clients home or creating a collection of work, each time I will become more familiar and confident with what I do. It also gives confidence to try new things.
The website for Chelsea Harbour Design Week, for more information and imagery: http://www.dcch.co.uk