Alumni Achievements - Interiors

We are so proud of our graduates making waves in the interior design world and at the forefront of developing strategies to protect the planet and support health and wellbeing.

Our courses are innovative but career focused and firmly grounded within the industry which is perhaps why, in addition to running or contributing to successful design practices, KLC graduates are promoting the use of sustainable materials, and future proofing the interiors they design. Many are also leading the way in professional associations, teaching design, collaborating with artisans and craftsmen, writing books and blogs, and excelling in specialist areas such as aviation, yacht, hospitality, retail and curated design

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Petra Arko, Arabella Bassadone, Siobhan Casey and Cat Fox, Riona Dundas, Nicola Keenan, Nicola Lindsell, Victoria Meale, Phoebe Oldrey, Emma Painter, Claire Pascoe, Christina Sarla and Rebecca Weir, are just some of our graduates at the forefront of encouraging the use of environmentally sustainable materials, working with a raft of British artisans and craftsmen and future proofing interiors.

Work credits in order of appearance: Rebecca Weir Light IQ, Siobhan Casey, Casey & Fox, Arabella Bassadone, Victoria Meale

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Emily Abell (Prev. Ashley-Bach, Diploma 2001-2) was sponsored by her guardian impresario Cameron MacIntosh. She was top of her year and went on to have a highly successful career in interior design.

 


Bukola Bankole went on to take an MA after graduating from the KLC Diploma and has had a stellar career in Nigeria with her own practice, teaching design at a university and becoming President of the Nigerian Interior Design Association.


Polly Brooks (nee Miller) Diploma 2006-7 lost her first husband in the infamous Bali bombing and rebuilt her life with the transformative power of design. Polly runs a successful interior design practice she continues to raise funds for victims of the bombing through Dans Fund for Burns.

Nicola Burt Stained Glass Window Charity Head Office, Kensington

Nicola Burt, alumni and KLC tutor, recently re-designed the offices for Catholic Children’s Offices and the brief included a first for a KLC graduate which was to design a stained-glass window with stunning results.

Joanna Cartwright Top Student.

Joanna Cartwright left her successful career as a surgeon to train as an interior designer, passed out top of her year. Immediately employed by Nina Campbell she now works all over the world.

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Adrienne Chinn has a varied portfolio as a successful interior designer, leads our short course programme at KLC helping people do up their homes or designers keep up to date and further their careers.  And in her spare time has become a best-selling novelist.

 

Mary Gannon Hendrix Room

Graduates Mary Gannon and Cynthia Garcia designed the much acclaimed and featured Hendrix Room at the Cumberland Hotel.

Javier Garcia Alzorriz

Javier Garcia Alzorriz, joined the Jo Berry Design Studio on graduation where he worked his way up to become MD before taking an MBA and becoming Head of International at Eporta.  He has supported KLC as a member of both the Corporate and Alumni Boards.

Certificate graduate Cindy Fuller founded Designs Direct to make design more accessible and gave a bursary to enable a student to take the Certificate and mentored them during their course.

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Elizabeth Harvey has become an established expert in Aviation Design based in Switzerland.

Charlotte-Hughes.

Charlotte Hughes, previously a tax consultant, now runs Sutton House Design in the Cotswolds and is known for her creative mix of old and new and use of decorative antiques.


Lisa Honiball who studied at KLC in 2011 is a great believer in the concept of ‘giving back’. At her Kent based design practice, she draws on her own experience as well as her former career as a Microsoft manager and providing training courses on Colour for the Dulux Academy to support other designers with advice and business consultancy. She now runs her company Honey Interior Design.

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Jane Landino was employed immediately after graduation at standout design practice Taylor Howes and is now one of their leading designers.  Karen Howes and the team have founded the charity Rest Nest to design break out spaces for NHS hospital staff.

Benji Lewis Zoom That Room

Benji Lewis had a runaway success when he launched Zoom that Room during lockdown as an addition to his established design practice.

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Martin Nealon graduated top of both his Garden and Interior Design course at KLC and now runs Angel Martin specialising in interior and exterior design.

Phoebe Oldrey TedX Talk

Phoebe Oldrey writes an influential environmental blog on holistic design and gave a much lauded Tedx talk on the subject.

Elinor Pitt Stitched

Elinor Pitt runs the acclaimed online soft furnishing company Stitched.

 

Emma Pocokc Turner Pocock

Emma Pocock and her partner Bunny Turner of leading design practice Turner Pocock, have formed a charity to design spaces for medical staff on a pro bono basis.

Kuniko Thompson Silks Launch

Japanese graduate Kuniko Thompson now based in London at Biden Designs collaborates on Japanese influenced design furniture and fabrics.

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Rebecca Weir set up award winning lighting consultancy Light IQ where particular emphasis is placed on the use of lighting to improve mood and wellbeing.