The Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) Interior Design students year culminated in style as their hard work was rewarded during the programme’s year-end portfolio exhibition which coincided with recognition awards where excelling students were awarded for their efforts.
The exhibition which was held at DUT’s City Campus recently, featured work by third year and BTech students who were beaming with joy as attendees marvelled at their offering.
Interior Design’s Programme Coordinator and Lecturer, Susan Barrett said the programme is pleased with the end results of the students work, considering the challenges they faced throughout the year.
“We are glad the year is over and that it was a fairly successful one despite the interruptions due to protests at the beginning of the year. Overall though, we were very pleased with the end result,” she said.
Barret also advised students to focus more on their technical abilities and time management in preparation for the industry.
Supported and sponsored by FGG Architects, Jarman Office Furniture and the Interior Design programme, the exhibition consisted of three of the student’s best work from their overall portfolio for the year 2018.
Third year student, Thabiswa Nkonyeni who was named 2018’s Top Interior Design Student and her portfolio won 2018’s Outstanding Portfolio walked away with R500 cash prize an office chair and a carpet sponsored by Top Carpets.
An excited Nkonyeni said: “It was unexpected but I’m so excited, I’m so happy, I’ve always heard people say that my work is good but I did not really realise that it was this good and I am so grateful.”
Pictured: Interior Design third year student, Thabiswa Nkonyeni who was named Top Student for 2018.