The Foundation Degree in Kitchen Design is a distance-learning course run by Bucks New University. The students had the chance to absorb a fountain of knowledge and experience from TV Presenter and Designer, Linda Barker, during a visiting lecture.
‘Kitchens are the heart of the home’ was the message from Linda Barker, “Kitchens are the most important aspect to get right in the home and impact on so many ways in which we live our lives,” she said. “I find kitchens fascinating and, designed well, they can have a great effect on creating a beautiful home. As designers, it is important you find your niche and part of finding that niche is being able to look around and see what other designers are doing. Good design is obvious, great design is transparent. That is where this course works so well, in ensuring that the kitchen designers of the future are competent and proficient in their style and approach. The students are fortunate to have the resources and expertise on this course at their fingertips.”
Craig Matson, Managing Director of Roundhouse and Chairman of The Kitchen Education Trust (TKET) – which provides the kitchen industry with a formal platform to assist with the award-winning Foundation Degree in Kitchen Design – said, “TKET is encouraged that the FDa Kitchen Design course that we support continues to provide speakers of the highest calibre. It is important the students on the course are exposed to a wide range of learning from a diverse group of visiting lecturers. This will result in a fully rounded education in kitchen design and those who have attended the course will be better equipped to meet the challenges of our fast-paced industry.”
Johnny Grey, Visiting Professor in Kitchen Design at Bucks New University, added, “We were delighted that students were able to benefit from Linda Barker’s wealth of expertise and experience and hear about her latest projects. We look to provide two to three expert speakers from the kitchen design industry at each residential session to give a different perspective to our students and supplement the curriculum and visits they take to companies and design museums.”