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MINI to unveil visionary concept at the Salone del Mobile 2017

6 Mar, 2017

MINI has teamed up with New York architects SO-IL to unveil the installation, MINI LIVING – Breathe, at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. MINI LIVING – Breathe is a forward-looking interpretation of resource-conscious urban living within a minimal physical footprint. The installation calls into question conventional living concepts…

Art + Climate = Change returns in 2017

3 Mar, 2017

CLIMARTE has announced the return of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, a festival of provocative climate change related arts and ideas. Following on from the successful 2015 inaugural event, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 will take place across Melbourne and regional Victoria from 19 April until 14 May. Through its curated exhibitions and events, including the highly…

More than 60 artists announced for NGV Triennial

1 Mar, 2017

An unprecedented and large-scale global exhibition of art, design and architecture will be showcased in the inaugural NGV Triennial opening on 15 December 2017. Featuring more than 60 artists from over 30 countries and free and exclusive to Melbourne, the NGV Triennial will include major presentations from international and Australian…

Solar Feed-in Tariffs double in Victoria

28 Feb, 2017

Victorian solar households will finally receive fair compensation for the power they provide to the grid thanks to ground-breaking changes announced today. Solar households are set to receive a minimum feed-in tariff rate of 11.3 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the current five cents for selling excess electricity back…

Applications are now open for Workshopped 2017

27 Feb, 2017

Now in its 17th year, Workshopped are once again open for applications. Workshopped is a design platform that brings together manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and Australian product designers. The exhibition aims to promote Australian product designers and act as an agent for product designers both locally and internationally. The exhibition also facilitates…

2017 Serpentine Pavilion to be designed by Francis Kéré

23 Feb, 2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. Kéré, who leads the Berlin-based practice Kéré…

OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten to design 2017 MPavilion

22 Feb, 2017

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced that the commission for the fourth annual MPavilion has been awarded to internationally renowned Netherlands-based OMA and will be designed by Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten. MPavilion 2017 will be OMA’s first completed architectural commission in Australia. The announcement comes as MPavilion 2016 closed…

Melbourne Design Week 2017

21 Feb, 2017

From iconic chair design to high-density apartment architecture, the inaugural Melbourne Design Week will explore the value of good design and showcase local and international innovators in a city-wide program from 16–26 March 2017. An initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, the eclectic…

Criteria Collection Presents Broached Monsters by Trent Jansen

19 Feb, 2017

Award-winning Sydney designer Trent Jansen has launched his latest series of works through Melbourne design centre, Broached Commissions. Anyone familiar with Jansen’s work expects each new collection to deliver highly refined products, steeped in history and created using sustainable technologies and materials. Jansen is also well-known for collaborating with Australian…