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The Project 2009

We’ve got the wrap of The Project 2009, from showrooms around Sydney.

The Project 2009


August 12th, 2009

The Project 2009 surprised, delighted and stimulated visitors at Saturday in Design. Creative, colorful and quirky, The Project explored the keyword, ’Sense’, drew out themes, celebrated product and inspired event guests, with an array of installations all around town.

Alternative Surfaces/Mico/Stylecraft with Whitehouse Institute of Design

Mountains of binders covered in various finishes representing each of the three companies were displayed in and in between the showrooms. This installation was sustainable – re-using old materials – and also created movement through the spaces. (Photographer: Jason Lam)

Cafe Culture / Brintons Carpets with Luchetti Krelle

A welcome distraction from the somewhat frenetic pace of the event, this Project location beckoned to visitors’ dark sides. Burlesque music, scented candles, a provocative photo opportunity, decadent wine and cheese and a tarot reader all combined to create a truly sensual experience.

Classique with Cunsolo Architects

At Warehouse 625, visitors could enter the great outdoors up on the second level, where Classique showcased their leisure furniture, where people took the opportunity to indulge in a much-needed sit down during the day.

Corporate Culture, Klang Audiovisual and Haron Robson with Geyer

Within Corporate Culture’s beautiful showroom, were a multitude of displays communicating all brands and products, with furniture, the latest in audiovisual and lighting techniques showcased.

Electrolux with Bangdesign

Celebrating their recent Australian Design Award for Sustainability, Electrolux for their E:Line refrigeration range, Bangdesign created a floating installation at the front of the showroom and an internal exploration of Woven Image Echo Panel inspired by the colours of local Australian food and ingredients.



Iken / Macquarie Textiles with Perumal Pedavoli

Harmony Park was a perfect location for these companies, who worked in sync to install their outdoor tent for the day, with Macquarie Textiles leaves dropping from an Iken Tree designed by Eero Aarnio.



InterfaceFLOR with Davenport Campbell, Geyer, HASSELL, Sheargold/Sally Hieatt Interiors and Woods Bagot

With five different concepts or ‘Representations’ of the possibility of carpet tile, the showroom became a gallery to wander around and ponder.

Intermain with Tim Fleming

A giant, mirrored hand in the PYD Warehouse was the result of a scaled-up experiment exploring the creative process between designer and maker.

James Richardson with Morris Selvatico

Located in the PYD Warehouse, a sculptural chair installation interpreted the ‘Sense of Colour’.

KE-ZU and Matthew Sheargold + David Caon + Group GSA + Good Manors Landscape Design


A group of four creative companies from different disciplines fitted out various installations in the showroom, showing how the products ‘Make Sense’.

Kinnarps / CSM Storage and Filing Solutions with Andrew Aloisio

Visitors to the space were intrigued by the Progressive Organic’ installation that Aloisio worked on over a period of time, which combined elements of the organic and industrial.

Maxton Fox with Spparc Architecture

The showroom theme was based on a bowerbird, an Australian native that collects brightly coloured objects, which inspired various installations and a blue colour scheme.

Ontera Modular Carpets with There Design

Visitors who ventured up the stairs at Warehouse 625 enjoyed the very green installation, ‘Art and Sole’, representing inspirational re-use and responsible recycling.

Schiavello with Woodhead

Inspired by the company’s Australian designed and made products, the showroom became an Aussie backyard.

Spence & Lyda with Lisa Hoelz

A cactus grew on the front windows over the course of the event, with the artist painting live.

Stylecraft / Alternative Surfaces and Mico with the Whitehouse Institute

Exploring the ‘Sense of Movement’, binder folders were used to create a directional pathway through the spaces.


The showroom became a dolls house, inspired by the long slim leg of the new ‘Stiletto’ table, with a different table, floor finish and real live Barbie in each room.



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