Twelve UNSW students have worked on the design of the 2008 IKEA catalogue, which is in stores now.
The students, from the Faculty of the Built Environment (FBE) and the College of Fine Arts, have been selected from a group of 60 design students from around Australia to work with the IKEA team. Their brief was to present a unique interpretation of life at home to be featured in the 2008 catalogue.
The students worked in small groups to design six different rooms of a house: a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, library, children's playroom and dressing room.
Each team was asked to create room installations for the home combining creativity, innovation, imagination and functionality and utilising two specific products from the IKEA range.
The UNSW students are Eugene Cheong, Paul Sarpi, Andrew Bezzina, Nicholas Cheung, Bedi Wang, Xanthe Warren, Tegan Fife, Tarryn Handcock, Iris Sovierzoski, Alison Dearn, Rachel Chu and Karen Fung.
"This once again demonstrates the high calibre of UNSW's design students," says Oya Demirbilek, head of the FBE Industrial Design program. "It also provides our students with a great opportunity to gain experience with a company that is an international leader in design."