MSDx showcases a semester of student work

Melbourne School of Design welcomed hundreds of guests to celebrate the opening of the latest MSDx last week.

The exhibition, open until 6 July, showcases an extensive collection of student work, with projects from undergraduate through to thesis students displayed across four levels of the building.

Work displayed in the Lovell Chen lounge at Melbourne School of Design

Professor Alan Pert launched the celebrations by congratulating students for their achievements throughout the semester.

“MSDx is our largest showcase of work and the scale of the show continues to increase semester on semester,” he said.

“It’s a brilliant global snapshot of what we teach, what we learn and what we research through the Melbourne School of Design.”

A crowd gathered in the Melbourne School of Design Atrium during the MSDx opening night

The Melbourne School of Design Atrium on the MSDx opening night. Photo by James Rafferty.

The opening night included the presentation of a new award, the Bates Smart graduate prize for outstanding design. Bates Smart studio director Tim Leslie presented the award to Master of Architecture student Ruby So.

"We’re delighted to have the opportunity to support the next generation of design professionals through this prize,” Mr Leslie said.

He said the overall standard of work the jury considered was excellent, and praised the inventiveness and completeness of Ruby's thesis project.

Ruby So and Tim Leslie in front of Ruby's project

Award winner Ruby So and Bates Smart studio director Tim Leslie. Photo by Jonathan Mackojc.

Visit Melbourne School of Design by 6 July to view the exhibition. See some of the highlights by following #MSDx on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

ExLab furniture projects displayed in the Atrium.

Projects from ExLab displayed in the Atrium on the MSDx opening night. Photo by Jonathan Mackojc.