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NDA Rendering workshop moodboards

NDA students learned a variety of ways of how to render a room design, lead by NDA Private Clients Practice Manager James Pilling. The National Design Academy Workshops are available to students and non-students. For more information or to book your place on a workshop visit www.nda.ac.uk

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Top 10 Cheap PR Trick to kickstart small businesses

Top Tip #7

Competitions are another way to give your business a good kick-start. You could celebrate the opening or your business with a prize giveaway like store vouchers, a free design consultation, room makeover or design master-class. This will definitely get the public interested because everyone loves a freebie.

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A whole new meaning to doing business in the bedroom

The modern-day professional needs their world to be highly flexible, adaptable and fast-moving. Everything needs to be done yesterday. Multi-functionalism is a business persons best friend and gadgets like the portable Kruikantoor office and Cabbage Chair, enable proceedings and meeting to be held literally anywhere! Practice Manager of National Design Academy Private Clients James Pilling, demonstrates how easy  multi-functionalism is to achieve, and gives a whole new meaning to “doing business in the bedroom”. Continue reading

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Interiors Birmingham 2011 – A profound look

By Anthony Rayworth: Director of Studies at the National Design Academy and James Pilling: Interior Design Practice Manager, NDA Private Clients.

Held at the NEC, Interiors Birmingham is the largest trade interiors exhibition in Britain. We have been attending the show and monitoring changes to the industry for fourteen consecutive years. During this period we have developed valuable relationships with suppliers as well as observing and forecasting emerging trends within interior design.

As with last year’s exhibition; this year’s event was contained within five halls as opposed to the seven halls of years gone by and there have been contrasting opinions within the industry regarding this reduced size. Continue reading


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