Kitchen degree course signs up industry-based tutors

29 Jun, 17

Matt Podesta of Podesta and Hayley Tarrington Robson of Day True join tutoring team

A duo of renowned kitchen designers has joined the roster of tutors at Buckinghamshire New University to help teach skills as part of the Foundation Degree in Kitchen Design.

Matt Podesta, owner of Podesta, has joined the team as head of design for first year alongside Hayley Tarrington Robson, creative director of Day True, as head of design for second year.

Podesta is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers and sits on the committee for young designers, mentoring students and graduates. He is a graduate of Industrial Design and Manufacture BA (Hons) at De Monffort University and has worked for Habitat, Tom Dixon, Smallbone and Mark Wilkinson.

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Hayley Tarrington Robson heads a team of designers and architects at Day True and is former Bucks New University graduate. Matt Podesta spoke on his role: “Becoming a tutor on the course is a great honour and I particularly look forward to instilling students with confidence in design and bringing a greater awareness of what we are all capable of. Having a formal qualification will make a huge difference to our industry and over time I see it being an essential passport to success.” Tarrington Robson commented: “Having spent a day with the team and students experiencing what the course has to offer and seeing examples of what they product, I am delighted to be invited to be a part of the team. I was so impressed with every aspect that the course covers, from start to finish, and I have no doubt that it will help to elevate not only the role of the design but the kitchen industry as a whole.”

In addition, managing director of Day True Tony Robson will be involved with the sales and marketing elements of the course.