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Students' work on display at Ferrious

Three Dimensional Design students exhibit at Paul Smith and Anglepoise launch

14 December 2017

First and second years worked collaboratively to produced pieces inspired by the UK designer

Three Dimensional Design students showcased work as part of an exhibition and product launch with contemporary furniture and lighting company Ferrious.

The launch celebrated the unveiling of a new Paul Smith light developed with Anglepoise, which students contributed to with their designs for Paul Smith products, created as part of their ‘Vertical Studio’ project.

In this project, Three Dimensional Design first and second year students were tasked with working collaboratively across year groups on a design related challenge.

‘We run Vertical Studio projects, because it’s healthy for the studio community’, commented BA Three Dimensional Design Programme Leader Fabrizio Cocchiarella.

‘Second year students are perhaps more experienced and set a good example of how to tackle this type of live project, and can support and nurture first year students. In turn, the first years bring fresh thinking and new experiences to the creative pallet.’

The project these students were set was to design a product for Paul Smith (either as their inspiration/or client) over one week that met the parameters of being able to fit within an A4 sized cube and made out of paper or card.

It culminated in students presenting prototypes the Three Dimensional Design staff team and Jenny West from Ferrious, who were then given the chance to respond to feedback and refine their designs before exhibiting at the product launch event.

Fabrizio noted that the event was a ‘great success’ and ‘an important opportunity for students to develop their own creative community, exhibit alongside establish practices and network with local design professionals.’

 Find out more about Three Dimensional Design at Manchester School of Art on the course webpage