One of the experiences that I feel is so important for my students is the opportunity to take part in live projects with an actual client. Pret-a-Manger contacted us to discuss an opportunity to work with our students and develop a new concept for their flag ship site. During the course, students study a unit called Commercial Design Practice which draws together the main themes which they have been developing throughout their course of study, and which enables them to investigate and research an area of Interior Design in depth which was also relevant to their expected eventual career pathway. Students began with Design Research and conceptual development and investigated into the development of design history from a cultural perspective in conjunction with Market research and consumer trends. Here represent some concept development sketches from one student in the group. Over the next few days you will be able to track this progress - a kind of synopsis of the process which in reality of course took several weeks.