Parramatta design students shine

Parramatta design students will have the chance to share their unique creations with industry experts, established designers and home renovators as part of the Designing Your Future exhibition.

The third annual exhibition is on at the Armory Gallery in Sydney Olympic Park from Saturday to February 2, and features the latest trends in interior design.

Event organisers expect more than 3000 people to attend the show during the summer months.

Parramatta residents — Jessica Walker Law, Ashley Buckingham, Stella Kim, Yue Seng Zheng and Paul Fleeton— will be among students and graduates from TAFE NSW-South Western Sydney's interior design school showcasing their works.

Ms Law, a second-year product design student, of Carlingford, will exhibit her lotus dining seat, which she said was inspired from eastern Asian dining.

"The whole idea of the seat was to separate you enough from the floor," she said.

"The lotus lights up and the base also lights up which gives it the hovering illusion."

Apart from studying product design, Ms Law also works as an artist.

She said the show gave her the good opportunity to share her artistic skills with people who visit the show.

"I want to show others that art can be functional. It's exciting to give the public a taste of what is to come," she said.

Carlingford resident Ashley Buckingham will also make her name known to industry experts with her interior design ideas for a hotel.

Ms Buckingham graduated in interior design recently and is hoping to soon start her career.

"The whole show is a job opportunity. It gives you the chance to get your name out there and for people to see your work," she said.

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