Marylebone Interiors Day

Saturday 20th May 2017

Second year Regent's University Interior Design BA [Hons] students designed a series of 'nomadic objects' as part of their course and Marylebone Interiors Day. These objects appeared around the event area moved between the participating retailers.

Saturday 20th May 2017

Marylebone High Street


  • Dalal Alkhaja

    Sound Domes


    In Dalal's words:

    I created Sound Domes as my nomadic object. They will be placed facing each other and will bounce sound waves from one to the other. I created almost perfect curves using gravity, turning it into a device that controls the journey of sound. Meaning, you would speak in one in and be heard through the other. No matter what the situation, my object's purpose is to encourage people to speak to one another, and at the same time, it ironically represents the beauty of silence. You don't need to be loud to be heard. 

  • Azure Lamusse

    In Azure's words:

    My nomadic object came about from the exploration of a technique: weaving. I created a rolling/folding effect through weaving, and eventually took this onto a larger scale. When watching Marylebone High Street, I realised that the only privacy a person could potentially have would be in a changing room within the shops. I wanted to create an ironic space that could be moved around and placed anywhere, allowing for a little cone of privacy. Another aspect to this space is that the user is forced to look upwards for a view, and this is something that people rarely do: framing the skyscape.


  • Beauty Nyembo Nkulu

    The World Through My Lenses


    In Beauty's words:

    I was inspired by stained glasses. The feeling you get when you go inside a church and it is a sunny day - the colours that you get - changes everything. Colours have the power to change the atmosphere of a space, or someone’s mood. It was all about the power of colours. Walking around Marylebone High Street I analysed what kind of people are there. What makes them stop was crucial in the realisation of my structure. I decided to interview some of them and ask them questions like "Do you know about Marylebone Interiors Day?", "What do you think can be added to this street?", "What could make you stop whilst shopping?". Someone told me that he found the street was too busy to add anything else to it. I found it interesting and while analysing people around Marylebone I could see that they were paying attention to colour. This is why I decided to use coloured acetate which is transparent so I am not adding too much to the already "busy street".

  • Huba Khan

    Whistle Towers


    In Huba's words:

    My project has different air-tight tubes with different types of whistles in them. Whenever you press the air into a tube you can hear a different sound. This object is completely made out of recyclable materials like cardboard tubes, plastic bottles, and wood and plastic. The inspiration behind it was a bamboo water gun which is a long bamboo tube and has a pump in it. It presses the water down into the tube has a hole in front, and lets the water out from the tube with pressure. When I saw the mechanism of air-tight and then pressing air into it, I was really impressed. It was simple but very much creative. 

  • Laurentia Botnari

    The Hashtag


    In Laurentia's words:

    My nomadic object is made out of cardboard tubes and the flowers are made out of coloured paper. I chose to create a tangible hashtag because of the relevance of social media in our society. I found it important that my object could be shared not only with people in London but with the whole world through a symbol like the hashtag. My inspiration for the flowers stemmed from a magic trick. The way a magician pulls flowers out of his hat, is like my flowers being pulled out of my nomadic object.  

  • Makarem Kwasai

    In Makarem's words:

    My nomadic object was designed with one goal in mind, to keep it light and fun. 
    The interactive “wool” screens were hand-knitted using bamboo sticks and recycled t-shirts. To maintain the sustainable theme, I used all natural dyes for the fabrics, such as red cabbage juice, which has unique chemical properties of changing colour from blue to pink upon contact with acidity. And the canopy part of the structure has been dyed with beetroot juice to achieve the pink colour. I opted for lemon-filled water guns to have a clear interaction that attracts the public to use it, which brings back a glimpse of childhood. My inspiration was wishing trees, where you leave a wish, hoping it will magically become true. Therefore, having your imprint on the fabric magically turn pink, is amusing to observe with a refreshing lemon scent under the shade of the canopy. It represents hunching under the tree for some comfort and serenity.

  • Sophie Riddervold

    The Jacket


    In Sophie's words:

    My nomadic jacket is a padded bubble wrap jacket that is water proof. It is meant to feel like an embrace. It is an adaptable jacket that turns into a structure that shields you from the stressors of our hectic everyday lives. The concept behind my object is mindfulness. I wanted to create a "mindful moment" when you wear or step inside under the jacket to feel a sense of calm. It's scented with lavender oil to reduce stress and eliminate nervous tension. 


  • Eman Abudher

    In Eman's words:

    I wanted my object to be playful and away from the structural technical interior models, simple modern and powerful exactly the same as the brands that contribute on Marylebone Interiors Day. The shape of components were mainly inspired from the Marylebone Interiors Day logo.