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Industry Insider – Nicola Thomas

Our own Saint Nic is here to give us the gift of her Upholstery wisdom, with a little help from Monica Bellucci and HRH the Queen. Nicola Thomas teaches both the Accredited and Leisure students at SDR and when not in the classroom she upholsters our clients work in the workshop. She’s …

Vitra – Building the Colour and Material Library

  Vitra Background Vitra is a Swiss-owned family run company, whose products are installed worldwide by architects, companies and private users to build inspirational spaces for living, working and shopping as well as public areas. Vitra have a wonderful showroom up the road from us in Clerkenwell which is chock full …

SDR News – Feb ’17

So we have been busy. But things are about to get very busy. Very, very busy for us here at Shoreditch Design Rooms! In fact I’d say the next few months will undoubtedly be the busiest period we will have ever undertaken. As well as seeing and helping all the …

Student Stories – Johnny Brophy

This week we speak to one of our ex-students Johnny Brophy about his work and his time at SDR. When did you study at SDR and on which course? I started with the leisure courses about 4 years ago.  I picked up a pair of beautiful dining room chair frames …

Two Columbia Road

Justin and his wife Leanne help to run Two Columbia Road in Shoreditch as well as having a shop in Sheffield. Here Justin talks about how what works for the shop and what works for him aren’t always the same thing. “My home is full of strong, bold colours. I would …

SDR News – October

At the time of writing, we can confirm the heating is now on at SDR. That’s the big news. The cold has officially arrived. Duncan (9th), Nic and Louise (both the 4th) all celebrated birthdays this month (a particularly tough week for our Claire to have to deal with!). Kvadrat have been …

SDR News – September

     September is always a busy month as it’s when we start a whole new year of upholstery courses and invite a whole new batch of students through the door to start their year with SDR. It was also fun to see the faces of returning students as they stepped …

Design Shows in September

A new teaching year has begun at the School and now that the we’ve all sharpened our scissors, tidied our tool boxes and pressed our aprons we can look ahead to some interesting happenings in and around London. September is full of design festivals and trade shows which celebrate the design and interiors world. …

Student Stories – Rowena Murphy

Student Stories is a chance to meet current and past SDR students and find out about what they have learnt along the way. This month we are talking to Rowena Murphy about what inspired her to change career and the positive effect it’s had on her life. When did you begin studying at SDR …

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