INDEX, the annual graduate exhibition of RMIT’s Interior Design program, will be hosted this year by leading South African furniture and lifestyle retailer, Weylandts.

Celebrating its 30th year, the INDEX exhibition this year will feature over 70 RMIT Interior Design students who will be showcasing their graduating works at the Weylandts Melbourne showroom.

The INDEX 2014 exhibition will be open to the public from 16th to 19th November. The INDEX event attracts a cross-section of Melbourne’s interior design community including students, alumni, industry suppliers and manufacturers as well as interested members of the public, with over 1,000 people expected to attend the Opening Night on 14 November.

The INDEX interior design exhibition features thesis projects from each graduating student, individually representing design explorations of personal significance and collectively aiming to challenge assumptions and propose new ways of thinking about the future of interior design.

Weylandts CEO and owner, Chris Weylandt explains that supporting and fostering new talent is an important part of the Weylandts philosophy. He observes that raw talent is not exposed to too many external influences, and results in some of the most creative and unique works.

INDEX 2014 marks a significant milestone for RMIT as the event enters its 30th year, and celebrates the success of the program since its inception in 1985.

According to RMIT Program Director, Roger Kemp, several RMIT Interior Design alumni have gone on to achieve huge success in the industry, noting that INDEX is a significant moment for their students to showcase their major projects and get the exposure they deserve.

Mr Kemp adds that RMIT is proud to be partnering with Weylandts this year for INDEX 2014 and believes the Weylandts showroom offers the right atmosphere for the event.

INDEX exhibition Opening Night is 14th November 2014 and is open to the public from 7pm. The exhibition continues from 16th to 19th November 2014.

Weylandts is located at 200 Gipps Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne.