in[sid] perspective

Last week I was invited to the opening night of The Year End Show, in[sid]perspective  at Ryerson School of Interior Design (RSID).   Each spring, RSID showcases the outstanding work of its students and recently has developed its own branded name:  in[sid].  This year’s show focused on the graduating class and the students’ perspective on design; in[sid] perspective.  Leave it to an Interior Designer to ‘match and coordinate’ acronyms!  The show was a lot of fun to walk around and see all the exceptional and creative work done by 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students.  On the first floor in the 3D Studio & Materials Lab the students’ project was to create a prototype of a bench using fabrication methods of bending wood and veneers.  The bench had to be aesthetically appealing and structurally sound.  On the second floor in the Design Studio the students had to apply their perspective of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design theory to practical problems.  Using corrugated cardboard the students created various designs.  One prototype was a purse that turned into a chair; “a fashionable purse becomes a valuable asset when comes the need to sit”.  Another prototype was a stool designed to look like a flower; “the seed of conversation leads to good discussion”.  On the third floor was the Set Design Studio which creates an important new platform for the aspiring Interior Designer to acquaint themselves with ‘Scenography’; creating identifiable spaces for television, theatre and film.  Overall it was a great evening with lots of fabulous designs and inspiring visuals.  I came away from the event with a sense of excitement.  The students energy and passion for their work was evident from the very moment I stepped in[sid]!


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