October 27-29, 017
Milton Glaser claimed that there are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no and WOW!
Design-Made. definitely aims for the latter as it showcases an invited selection of contemporary furniture, lighting, object and design brands for Australian indoor / outdoor living.
Founded by Kobe Johns of FACTORY DESIGN DISTRICT and JP Finsbury Bespoke Joiners (left) and AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE director Anne-Maree Sargeant, Design-Made. presents new collections from rising Australian design stars, exhibited alongside new and heritage brands that are posed to make a dent in the world of design.
Design-Made. is a three-day celebration of design for Australia and proved that design is not something just for a small niche of the elite, but makes it accessible for everyone:
A carefully curated new event that celebrates the Australian design scene and embodies the first national showcase of designers, makers and brands that is entirely open to both industry and design-interested. The event is independently and produced, while being supported by key industry associations and arts-design organisations including the Australian Design Centre, Design Tasmania, Good Design Australia, Jam Factory and Australian Copyright Council.
It expands on the solid foundation built by the ADA and Factory Design District to educate the broader Australian community about the importance of supporting original design.
The event aims to stimulate ‘design thinking’ by unmasking and demystifying the design process.
A series of installations that showcase a broad spectrum of contemporary design aims at sparking informed and universal conversations about design in Australia, thereby promoting a better understanding of the true source of exhibited products, which ultimately is aimed at shifting buyer behaviour to support authentic process and original design.
Held over two locations in Alexandria, visitors to Design-Made. have the opportunity to engage with exhibitor installations, floor talks, meet the makers, book signing sessions and workshops, while enjoying curated dining experiences, yum cha, craft beer, organic wine and food trucks.
Photos by KAVV
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