Custom wallpaper company Design To Print has collaborated with RMIT textile students again this year with some pretty fabulous results. The partnership (which began in 2015) gives RMIT students studying the Bachelor of Arts in Textile Design, the opportunity to work on a live brief and sell their designs to the public. Obviously, this sort of commercial exposure is invaluable for any budding designer.
“It goes without saying that it is of primary importance that emerging textile designers have every opportunity to work with the industry on live projects. The Design To Print custom wallpaper project engages students with the wider market comprising home renovators, decorators and designers, enabling them to bring their highly creative design ideas to a myriad of applications,” says Claire Beale, RMIT program manager. The collection has certainly piqued our interest and we’re particularly taken with Stephanie Cannalonga’s striking designs.
“From the perspective of the program, projects that showcase the skills of textile designers to a broad customer base are a great way to inform the public about just what it is we can do to enhance your life and demonstrate to the design profession the potential for collaboration and innovation in a commercial sector,” says Claire.
“It was a totally invigorating experience to be among such enthusiastic and talented young people with a passion to create, and who are not afraid to explore their imagination,” says Gianni Favaro, managing director of Design To Print.
Available to purchase on the Design to Print custom wallpaper shop, all of the new student designs are available for $120 per square metre and a commission is paid to each student when their work is purchased.