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BESTIR (Verb) - Provoke + Stir + Animate + stimulate

Studio Bestir curates the hybridisation of Blend Coffee and Allan Buxton Animating Studio within 9-11 Beck Street Nottingham. The project responds to the effects Covid-19 has not only had on independent businesses, but also their valued customer base, with many working remotely in environments that are often unsuitable and uninspiring. Studio B provides a creative and stimulating option B for the user regarding their choice of work environment, with an emphasis on Slotting and Filtering, primarily highlighted in the rooftop extension.

Olivia Witcomb
Student name
Olivia Witcomb
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
IAD Best Resolved Studio Project

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Interior Architecture and Design at NTU has an incredibly long and rich history; with Interior Decoration taught at the first ever UK Art school, in the Waverley building during the 1950s.

Over the last 70 years, our programme has grown and adapted to meet the requirements of industry and social change, respond to trends, and deliver a degree which encourages students to look, think, critically appraise, and understand local and world issues amongst the principles of design.

We are a validated degree programme in which our students can join the Chartered Society of Designers, and we are members of the Interior Educators network. Our dedicated design studio in the Grade II* listed Arkwright building enables a studio culture which reflects professional practice, in a dynamic environment that challenges everyone to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas.

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