INTERIOR giants Graham and Brown hosted three Blackburn College university students on a work placement where they created an installation to coincide with London Fashion Week.

Sarah Bretherton, Brandon Johnson and Dominic New, computer students from the college's University Centre, were invited to work with one of Microsoft’s latest releases, The HoloLens.

The HoloLens is the first self-contained holographic computer, which enables users to engage with digital content and interact with holograms.

The three students were tasked with creating an interactive tour of Graham and Brown’s production facilities, which was then presented to press, clients, suppliers and the public, over three weeks at The House of Wallpaper, a brand experience installation in Soho to coincide with London Fashion Week, The London Design Festival and International Wallpaper Week.

Paul Martin, Graham and Brown’s head of IT, was delighted with the results of the project.

He said: “We wanted to continue the Graham and Brown ethos of building strong community links and this project seemed an ideal opportunity to involve students from Blackburn College.

“We were really impressed with how the students worked independently, organising their own time and solving any technical issues they had without needing to ask our technical team.”

Student Ms Bretherton said she thoroughly enjoyed the project.

She said: “The idea of learning a completely new skill set, researching exciting new technology and working well as a team was a daunting task but Graham and Brown were so supportive and I found the process really rewarding."