The works range from intricately-designed one-off furniture pieces to unique lights and clocks, and demonstrate a vast array of design skills, methods and materials exploration. The majority of the pieces were made by the students in CITâ€™s own workshop.
Three-Dimensional Design Course Coordinator Peter Kitely said having students design with exhibitions in mind tended to result in work that was both highly original and industry-ready.
â€œExhibiting in a professional environment to both the public and the furniture industry increases the demand on the studentsâ€™ creativity,â€ Mr Kitely said. â€œWe encourage students to design thoughtful and original pieces that are ready for the contemporary market. Weâ€™re delighted with how theyâ€™ve responded to that challenge and the feedback from industry has been very positive.â€
The 3D NOW exhibition follows a successful showing in Melbourne in July, where the CIT students were amongst a select 50 Australian finalists in Vibrant Visions in Design (VIVID).
VIVID is the contemporary section of Furnitex, which is Australiaâ€™s largest furniture trade show. In all, over 15,000 people attended the show over four days.
VIVID Curator, Uli Hasel, said this yearâ€™s significant CIT representation was testament to the consistently high quality work produced at the institute in recent years. â€œThere were a number of highly original pieces from Western Australia this year, and in general the Perth entries
have achieved a very pleasing standard in terms of quality and design content,â€ Ms Hasel said.
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