BQ Design work closely with interior design and decoration educators throughout Australia.
Soft furnishings are an important component of an Interior Design and Decoration course. As a soft furnishing industry leader BQ has the privilege of supporting education institutions with practical, interactive and comprehensive classroom content, to assist students obtain relevant skills and interact with industry so they are prepared for the workforce and can ultimately maintain a successful and rewarding career.
We provide curriculum support to staff and students via:
- Tours of our workroom
- Soft furnishing support literature and samples
- Sponsor annual student design projects in conjunction with a fabric partner
- Mentoring and work experience programs
Recently we have worked with the following institutions:
Read below to find out more about these exciting collaborations and student projects.
Project: RMIT Bedroom Design Award.
This is an annual Award involving all students in their final year of the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration course.
For the past two years BQ has partnered with fabric supplier Domestic Textiles. This is an exciting project which showcases the student’s ability to design, specify, select appropriate fabrics, document, present and budget. The Award recipient has their soft furnishings made by BQ using Domestic Textiles fabrics and photographed professionally.
Brief: Design a luxury master bedroom for a middle aged, well travelled couple living in a city apartment while working within a fabric and BQ soft furnishing manufacturing budget.
2018 Award winner: Irena Krpan. Read our interview with Irena
Read our interviews with recent RMIT Bedroom Design Award winners:
Project: Apartment Vignette Design Competition
This competition is offered to Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration students and is sponsored by Grant Dorman Interior Products and BQ. The winning entry has their window setting soft furnishings made by BQ with fabrics and furniture supplied by Grant Dorman.
Brief: Design a master bedroom for a luxury apartment that meets the requirements of the client. The design should be contemporary in styling and not date quickly and it must showcase your decorating skills
2017 Award Winner: Rebecca Armstrong
Project: Scope Australia Community Project
Brief: This project is a component of the Designing for Disability and the Elderly unit, completed by all 2017 Advanced Diploma of Interior Design students as part of their studies.
Students work in groups with residents of Scope Australia’s Boronia accommodation facility to design and deliver an interior refurbishment of a bedroom at the facility.
Students must consider livability and accessibility in their designs and address safety standards, policies and procedures.
BQ is proud to be part of this project and provided curtain manufacturing.