Name: Bhavin Taylor
Course: Certificate Interior Design 2009
Study method: KLC - full time
What were you doing before KLC?
I first graduated in Fashion Design and Textiles and worked in the fashion world designing men's accessories and then in buying for a high street store. The fashion world wasn't for me so ended up working in the world of finance! A strange world to go into I know, however it gave me the push in 2009 that I needed to turn my career around and follow my passion, so quit my job and went to KLC.
Why did you decide to attend KLC?
As it was a specialist Interior Design school and was the best place to start my new career.
Can you identify some of the highlights of your time at KLC?
Oh so many but to name a few making new friends, absorbing all the knowledge from all the staff and guest tutors in the industry, being able to design for a live project in Liverpool and most of all developing the skills to allow my career to develop to where it is today.
Where did you find inspiration for your course work?
The Chelsea Harbour showrooms were probably the main inspiration for my course work. However as with most inspiration it can come from anywhere. I remember the concept for one of my projects at KLC was based on a image from a free magazine I was handed on the way home from school one day.
What challenges did you face during the course?
The work load was definitely a huge challenge. Completing 4 projects in 10 weeks was definitely a push!
How has your career evolved since KLC?
Since studying at KLC I have been lucky to work for successful design practices in London, New York, Vancouver and Toronto and have worked on a variety of amazing homes including Manor houses in the country and a penthouse over looking Central Park. Last year I started up my own design business "Bhavin Taylor Design" based here in London working on residential and commercial projects.
"Since studying at KLC I have been lucky to work for successful design practices in London, New York, Vancouver and Toronto and have worked on a variety of amazing homes including Manor houses in the country and a penthouse over looking Central Park." Bhavin Taylor
What exciting projects are you working on currently?
I am currently working on a Penthouse in a Central London, which is full of personality and an apartment in Virgina Water where the wallpaper is going up on the ceiling. Can't wait till that is installed!
What are your career aspirations for the future?
To continue the growth of my business and hopefully work on more international projects. I would also one day like to start my own fabric and wallpaper line but all in good time...
What advice would you give to an inspiring designer thinking of studying at KLC?
Take the plunge and go for it and be prepared to work hard. You will only get out of the course what you put in. It's a great place to study and you will have a lot of fun.