Regal Kitchens in Chelmsford organized a workshop for interior design students from South Essex College with Häfele.
This is the third workshop organized by Regal Kitchens for students. The session focused on lighting and how it can change the look of textures and colors used in a kitchen, including looking at the new Häfele Loox lighting range. After the lecture, the students were tasked with creating a bright kitchen space with limited daylight.
Regal Kitchens is a Häfele Studio Partner, and Matthew Lissaman, Regional Sales Manager for Häfele, Jamie Mclaren, National Accounts Manager, and Chris Shine, Sales Manager – Dealers, all led the workshop with Regal staff. Kitchens.
Lissaman said: “The level of student work was incredibly high and it was very difficult to choose a winning concept. However, the winning team managed to follow the specifications to the letter, demonstrated very good use of light and incorporated innovative storage solutions from Häfele and Vauth Sagel into their design.
“Lighting can often be overlooked when designing a kitchen, but it was clear from the day’s presentations that the students really grasped the concept, and we hope they will put what they learned to good use. as they develop their careers.”
Regal Kitchens works with the College to accept work experience placements, and the retailer provides ample opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience from their training in the showroom.
Emma Mcloughlin, Business Development Manager at Regal Kitchens, said: “We were extremely impressed with the students and their designs. Their presentations to the group and to our Häfele representatives were amazing, and it’s easy to see that they will all do brilliantly in whatever careers they choose once they finish their courses,” said
Sophomore Alice Connor recently completed a two-week stay at the studio: “The internship gave me a real taste of what it’s like to work in a studio. I learned a lot in my two weeks from attending client meetings and shadowing members of the Regal team, but what I take away the most is that I definitely chose the right path. careers. Now I’m excited, rather than a little intimidated, by what it will be like when I start my first role after graduating.
Dani Ellis, Head of Interior Design Course at South Essex College, said: “Our partnership with Regal Kitchens gives our students the opportunity to get first hand experience with real life projects. This is a great opportunity to show students the daily workings of a real project.
“The work experience offered by Regal Kitchens inspires students to participate in projects using their ideas and encourages them to be more invested in their university projects. We have consistently seen students returning from working with Regal with a different mindset and pushing for higher grades than before, and immersing themselves completely in becoming an interior designer. Working with Regal prepares our students to understand the industry and inspires them to work as designers. It’s really great to have a local business involved with our students.