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48 designers, 10 days and 60,000 visitors – WORKSHOPPED 14

If you have even a passing interest in design, you need to see WORKSHOPPED 14 – the single largest event as part of Sydney Design 2014 – to be held at the Supa Centa Moore Park, Sydney 14 – 27 August.



BY Lorenzo Logi

August 11th, 2014


Now in its 14th year, the WORKSHOPPED exhibition is nationally recognised as one of the most important public platforms for both emerging and established product and furniture designers.

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The Pat Spratt armchair by David Cummins 

Since 2001 WORKSHOPPED has presented the work of over 300 Australian designers through 13 exhibitions and viewed by over 500,000 people.

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Vase by Kate Elton

This year’s exhibition asked designers to share their thought processes in developing ideas, designs and products – from a clean slate!

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Kasuri Shelf by Liam Mugavin

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Clover by Brian Steendyk (Anon&Co)

WORKSHOPPED Director, Raymond Scott, said “It’s great seeing design prototypes arrive for the exhibition – from simple renderings and images to the 3D form. There’s a strong use of metal, wood and ceramics, which we think is a reflection of our ‘clean slate’ brief – simple, functional forms and an organic design aesthetic.

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Buoy Light by Sophia Pierce

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Left: ShoeBar by Gunjan Aylawadi
Right: FusionChair by Adam Connellan

We’re really interested in the thinking behind design.  Corporate Australia is already investigating the benefits of design resolution processes – it’s core to innovation. Our exhibition is a great opportunity for the wider public to look at the design development process – imagination, research and concept to prototype development.”

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Stool by Aren Elliss 

The WORKSHOPPED exhibitions aim to do more than just show great design. WORKSHOPPED facilitates commercial relationships between designers, industry and the marketplace.

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Chair by Rhys Cooper

WORKSHOPPED 14 – Clean Slate
Runs 14 – 27 August, 2014 at Supa Centre, Moore Park.
workshopped.com.au


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