Focused design research on an aspect of the interior design field that is most significant to each individual student is the focus of graduate thesis. With the guidance of thesis faculty, research and investigation aim to advance the theoretical, technical, material and/or formal state of knowledge in the field of interior design. Thesis projects, which culminate in both a design proposal and a supportive written text, involve rigorous analytical thinking, critical questioning and coherent project development. These explorations synthesize some of the most important issues relevant to the field today. An acute understanding of environmental impact, human health, behavior and perception, social responsibility, historical precedent, theoretical understanding, material investigation and artistic methodologies are explored. Innovative methods and designs result in these first thesis projects.
Why you should know them:
Three of the firm’s latest interiors took prizes in the 2016 Grands Prix du Design (including the office Droit diaphane, pictured above). Of the three residential projects currently on the boards at the firm, one may result in the launch of a new furniture collection from the firm. Labrecque has also designed an exhibition showcasing 20 years of the Arts and Crafts Awards of Montreal, which launches at the Centre de la culture Notre-Dame de-Grâce this fall. And next year he hopes to launch an exhibition of his own work, as well as an accompanying book.