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Got a good idea for a vase? Dale Hardiman and Mark Dineen will make it happen

Once again Dale Hardiman and Mark Dineen are pushing the boundaries on product design and thinking big – in fact world-wide large!

Got a good idea for a vase? Dale Hardiman and Mark Dineen will make it happen

Isabella Henty's vase, made using a book and dried flower, image courtesy of the artist.

As part of Melbourne Design Week (MDW) Dale Hardiman, product designer, curator and entrepreneur, and American artist and designer Mark Dineen, have joined forces and are this year curating Shareholder Fantasy, an exhibition of vases.

Thinking globally, Hardiman and Dineen are asking for contributors from anywhere and everywhere to populate this very interesting initiative.

Charlie White Polyurethane Foam, Concrete, Steel Fitzroy, Australia Image courtesy of the artist
Charlie White’s vase made from polyurethane foam, concrete, steel, image courtesy of the artist.

The idea is to design a vase, upload an image of the object here with the hashtag #sharefolderfantasy. Submissions will be presented digitally on the website, while some will be displayed in an exhibition for the 2022 MDW.

If ever there was a way to connect global product designers and makers, then this is it.

Patrick Price’s vase, made from ceramic, image courtesy of the artist
Patrick Price’s vase, made from ceramic, image courtesy of the artist.

It’s fair to say that there will be a diverse and wondrous array of vases submitted and the subsequent exhibition online will be very different to the usual.

Of course, there will also be the opportunity for a curated selection of the physical objects to be displayed from 17 – 27 March 2022 at the RMIT Design Hub in Melbourne, Australia.

For the record, the definition of a vase for Sharefolder Fantasy is, “any object that can hold or present another material, this includes car exhausts, letter boxes, an open book, or even a glass of water”!

David Kruk’s vase, made from an unopened 6-pack of Scotch blue tape #2090, image courtesy of the artist.
David Kruk’s vase, made from an unopened six-pack of Scotch blue tape #2090, image courtesy of the artist.

The final date for submissions is 1 March 2022 and this is an opportunity for every creative to find their voice and design a vase – with the end result that their work will be showcased on the world stage.

So, what’s in a vase? Well, hold your breath and we’ll all see at MDW in Melbourne this March!

David Kruk’s vase, made from black polyethylene foam, wood, glass, cardboard, 60-grit sandpaper, paper straws, wire, heat shrink tubing, blue tape, bamboo skewer, olefin turf, image courtesy of the artist.
David Kruk’s vase, made from black polyethylene foam, wood, glass, cardboard, 60-grit sandpaper, paper straws, wire, heat shrink tubing, blue tape, bamboo skewer and olefin turf, image courtesy of the artist.

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