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February 13 2009

Wallpaper art win for Stirling Management Centre
Stirling Management Centre have announced that Gillian Boyd, a final year textiles student at Edinburgh College of Art, has won a competition to design an interior look for the Centre.

The winning scheme comprises a colourful screen-printed wallpaper that will be used to adorn two restaurants in the building, to the delight of Boyd who said:  “It was great experience doing a real project, which I will now be able to take into production and use as part of my academic work.”

Boyd’s wallpaper features large circular motifs using metallic inks that react in a particular way with light, affording the composition a critical added dimension.  Boyd explained: “I wanted a luxurious feel and I’ve been experimenting with translucence and optical illusions. I wanted a feeling of movement. I put all of that together, based on some photographs of things like footprints in the sand and came up with my design. In future I want to study how light affects textiles in more depth and this project certainly gives a good foundation for that.”

The competition was designed to mark the completion of the recently refurbished and extended centre through a uniquely visual approach, the Centre’s new shimmering loops of light providing an attractive visual feast come luncheon.
Wallpaper art win for Stirling Management Centre
Wallpaper art win for Stirling Management Centre

Wallpaper art win for Stirling Management Centre

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