SCREENS: Investigations and Interpretations

3 November 2000 - 18 February 2001

Furniture design is no longer simply defined by the functional chair, table or bookshelf. Frequently ignoring the purely serviceable in favour of rigorously designed and conceptually based forms, contemporary furniture design exists equally as potently in the world of design and art installation as in the realm of usability.

In this unique exhibition by furniture design students from Victoria University School of Architecture and Design, a range of works presented as full-scale prototypes and models, provocatively explored notions of screens and screening. Negotiating with intelligence and innovation, issues of form, concept and function these works spoke to design in the year 2000.