Holistic exhibition Brave Blooms encourages conscious and sustainable living

Brave Blooms, an immersive exhibition presented by holistic design studio Quertier, is set to take over West Melbourne’s Glow Studios as part of Melbourne Design Week.

The exhibition, running from March 26 to 28, will cover themes of ethical and sustainable design, interior styling, conscious living, community, ritual, and mindfulness. Inspired by the bloom of a flower, the event will showcase over 29 renowned local designers, artists, and retailers including Jean-Pierre Biasol, Curated Spaces, Volker Haug, Loom Rugs, Tantri Mustika, Barbera Design, Ella Reweti, Fomu Design, Ryan L Foote and more.

In response to this year’s Design Week theme, Design the World You Want, Quertier’s Brave Blooms explores the principle of holistic design. The practice is a movement towards connecting with nature, and making conscious design decisions that consider the planet, animals, and people. It’s an essential step to protect the natural resources we have left, while also supporting local industry and creating an ecosystem of love, kindness, and community.

Brave Blooms will take the exhibition attendee on an immersive journey, with elements of ritual and mindfulness incorporated into the interactive experience. With a flower offering and flower-themed cocktail in hand, visitors will walk through carefully curated rooms, showcasing the work of participating designers in situ – providing attendees with real-life interior decorating inspiration. Furniture, art, homewares, projections, a specially commissioned floral mural by David Lee Pereira, and some of Melbourne’s best floral art will be on display.

All guests at the ticketed opening night sessions will receive a flower on entry, a beautiful flower-inspired cocktail, and take home a specially curated gift bundle that includes a printed Brave Blooms tea towel, chocolates from Bennetto, and candy from The Red Balloon Candy Artisans.

The immersive project kicks off with a media and VIP night on March 26 at 5pm. Tickets for the opening event are $25 and available via Eventbrite. Ticket details here.

The exhibition will remain open all weekend (March 27 and 28), free of charge.


1. Daniel Barbera, Furniture Design, Barbera Design

2. Dean Norton, Furniture Designer, Dean Norton

3. Jean-Pierre Biasol, Interior Designer and Furniture Designer, Biasol

4. Lucy Grant and Adam Brislin, Furniture Designer, Beeline Design

5. Candice Perese, Artist, Candice Perese

6. Pip Newell, Director, Curated Spaces

7. Hana Vasak, Ceramicist, Dasa Ceramics

8. Ella Reweti, Ceramicist, Ella Reweti

9. Jess Choi, Ceramicist, Eun Ceramics

10. Andrew Beveridge and Gabrielle Beswick, Furniture Design, Fomu Design

11. Nathan Lawrence, Furniture Designer, Heimur Furniture

12. Loom Rugs, Rug Designs

13. Marc Pascal, Lighting Designer, Marc Pascal

14. Marta Figueirdo, Furniture Designer, Figgoscope Curates

15. Nick Azidis, Visual Projection Artist/Fine Artist

16. Rachel Derum, Collage Artist, Rachel Derum

17. Rose Staff, Visual Projection/ Fine Artist, VJ Radiance

18. Mark Stoner, Artist, Mark Stoner

19. Mike Sullivan, Product Designer, Secateur Me Baby

20. Kohtaroh Colwell-Matsuura, Product Designer, Sozou

21. Simone Panepinto, Photographer

22. Tantri Mustika, Ceramicist, Tantri Mustika

23. Tracy Quertier, Holistic Interior Decorator/ Floral Artist, Quertier

24. Ryan L Foote, Product Designer, Ryan L Foote

25. Volker Haug, Lighting Designer, Volker Haug

26. Mockturtle, Joey Peter, Surface Designer

27. Aaron McKenzie, Multidisciplinary Designer, Aply Creative

28. David Lee Pereira, Mural Designer, David Lee Pereira

29. Sandra Githinji, Multidisciplinary Designer, Sandra Githinji

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