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Design students get all squared up

If you want a sneak peak of New Zealand’s up and coming design talent, you might want to start with the Design and Arts College of New Zealand’s (D&A) graduating exhibition, from the interior design department.

For the exhibition, All Squared Up, students have chosen three projects to exhibit from the last two years of study as well as personal projects. The exhibition will be on display in the ground floor gallery space at the college and will show a mixture of residential and commercial designs.

A large variety of assignments will be exhibited including live briefs from House of Travel, GAS Jeans and a joint project with Architectural Design students. The exhibition will also showcase furniture design including some full-scale models.

“Live briefs are very important for students as it gets them ready for the industry so they know what to expect when they graduate,” says Melanie Arnold, Interior Design Programme Coordinator.

“Students are given briefs from real clients and they are required to go out and do site visits, discuss their designs and receive feedback from staff, and meet strict deadlines.”

All Squared Up

August 10 - September 10, Monday - Friday.

Design and Arts College of New Zealand

Ground Floor Gallery Space 1

16 Worcester St

Christchurch