What: 144 hours of design, Furniture design graduate exhibition
When: 8/11/11-12/11/11 Gallery hours : 12pm-5pm
Where: Pigment gallery, level two Nicholas Building, corner Flinders Lane & Swanston Street
Why: Showcasing ourselves as up and coming Melbourne based designer makers
144hrs of design exhibits the furniture of students that are graduating from RMIT doing Furniture Design and Technology. Each student whether part time or full time has studied the wide expanse of furniture design. The designers bring their mix of backgrounds to the studio; Engineers, Architects, diesel mechanics, graphic designers and school leavers all contributing their own skills and knowledge to the group. From material studies to construction and design, each student has progressed and developed their own individual style.
Future aspirations vary, with some students going on with further studies and others will be seeking work in the field.
The furniture produced is of a very high standard showcasing the ability for ones attention to detail and creativity through many challenging design briefs, some pieces receiving accolades in the Fringe Furniture Festival and the Clarence Prize. The running theme for both design briefs is the notion of meeting head on with the problems of today, sustainability and innovation. The beautifully designed and well-crafted pieces are only a glimpse of what is to come from this collection of furniture makers.