design

2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award shortlist announced

27 Jul, 2018

From August to November, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will host the 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award (ICA), the sixth in the series of SAM’s biennial award, showcasing new and exciting developments in the field. It contributes to the Art Museum’s significant holdings of Indigenous ceramics by Indigenous artists, supports Indigenous artists…

DENFAIR Sydney 2018

17 Jul, 2018

From 16 – 18 August, over 100 brands and 50 exhibitors will showcase exceptional products over 3500-square-metres directly to architects, interior designers, specifiers and design enthusiasts in search of exciting new products for residential and commercial projects. Discover a global market in one place in Sydney; full of market-ready products…

Object Therapy to open in Tasmania

5 Jul, 2018

Design Tasmania welcomes the travelling exhibition Object Therapy from July 6th to September 19th. The journey began in May 2016, when over 20 broken objects presented by the public were repaired by researchers in Canberra before enduring ‘therapy’. Ranging from furniture to household appliances to sentimental objects were all treated…

Plasticity

3 Jul, 2018

Plasticity brings together leading creatives working in the fields of spatial design, furniture, lighting & art practice. The ambition for the collective: To be experimental, pushing design thinking beyond mere marketability and addressing pressing issues of consumption, functionality and new materialities. Alt. material will be the platform that allows designers to share these…

WORKSHOPPED18 showcase to open

15 Jun, 2018

What do we covet, keep and reference as contemporary examples of great design? WORKSHOPPED18 showcases the very best in new Australian design by emerging and established designers opens at Australian Design Centre (ADC) on Thursday 21 June. A selection of 47 pieces follow the work through concept, meaning, materiality, manufacture…

Denfair 2018 highlights

14 Jun, 2018

Denfair Melbourne has officially begun, and this year’s event delivers a veritable smorgasbord of products and projects from leading Australian and international designers. Check out our list of must-sees. 10:10 -> 01  This eclectic space contrasts the gentle, flowing forms of nature with striking brutalist features and finishes. Ten studios,…

Behind the scenes at Sussex Taps

6 Jun, 2018

Sussex Taps was founded in the 1990s by migrated Dutchman Nicolaas Johannes van Putten, a toolmaker by trade who had a jewellery business specialising in earrings before he branched out into tapware. Today, his daughter Vanessa Katsanevakis continues his legacy from their Melbourne factory and foundry. During the tour of the Sussex…

DENFAIR Melbourne 2018

30 May, 2018

DENFAIR, the leading destination for contemporary design in Australia, is back for its forth instalment. Held from 14 – 16 June, this year will feature 12 000-square-metres of pure design, with over 350 curated design brands and artists on display in Melbourne. Discover furniture, bathware, lighting, workspace solutions, outdoor design…