Graduate Designs for Prestigious Hotel

8 April 2020
George Hutchinson

George Hutchinson graduated BA(Hons) Interior Design in 2019. He is currently working for Richmond International:

‘An industry-leading hospitality interior design practice who have designed some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, in locations from London to Barbados. Established in 1966, they have refurbished, restored and created interiors for a broad range of clients, from multinational brands to independent owners.’

We spoke with George about his time at Falmouth and what he is doing now:

What did you enjoy most about your time at Falmouth University?

I most enjoyed the community spirit. I loved studying among a tight-knit group of creatives with backgrounds in all the disciplines: graphic design, film production, music, acting, animation……. I could go on and on! Falmouth is a small town so you can easily find yourself living, working and partying with students on all the different courses. I needn’t point out Cornwall’s stunning coastline, come and see that for yourself!

What are you up to now work wise?

I work at Richmond International as a junior designer. Richmond is a hospitality design consultancy designing 5* hotels, luxury resorts and cruise ships worldwide. Based at our Clerkenwell studio in London, I am currently assisting with the spa area specification for a hotel in Egypt.

What advice would you give to prospective students?

If Interior Design keeps you coming back, work out exactly why that might be. You may envision a world with better spaces for people to inhabit. If you do, hold onto that vision! Studying Interiors will allow you to nurture your talent and bring your ideas to life!

A project I have worked on – The Langham Chicago

The Langham Chicago is part of the former IBM tower, the final masterpiece of architect Mies van der Rohe. Richmond respected the modernist architectural style while creating a new luxury hotel, using original materials and added layers of detail. The result is a warm and elegant hotel that honours its past. (See project image below.)

The Langham Chicago