Please Take a Seat is a live project that our Art and Design Foundation students here at the Cardiff Arts Academy have just completed. The theme this year is Welsh Culture so the students from the Fashion and Textiles specialism have developed ideas and evolved from their research into the historical, contemporary and multi cultural aspects of Wales. Since January the student shave been working to develop a piece of work that is inspired by their individual take on the theme, utilising recycled materials, and emphasising the importance of sustainability.
This year we have been extremely fortunate to retain commercial links and sponsorship from IKEA, who kindly donated the IVAR chairs (in celebration of the IVAR Furniture collection’s 50th anniversary). In previous years IKEA have supported the project enthusiastically and have participated in lectures, critiques and assessment as well as hosting the exhibition.
Special thanks to Melin Tregwynt for their donations of materials.