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DQ Collective Launch Night

The DQ Design Collective space at SID brought together a unique collection of fresh product from select Australian suppliers and designers in a creative collaborative space.

DQ Collective Launch Night


August 27th, 2012

Guests entered the collective via the Oblica showroom in Fitzroy, where they could inspect designer fireplaces and while nibbling on tasty macaroons.

A short segue through the bright, iconic Missoni ’House’ by BOLON, led visitors through to a grungy warehouse space beyond where a raw fit-out was beautifully juxtaposed by a range of new Florence Broadhurst prints for the contract market from fabric supplier Materialised and Christopher Boots-designed lighting installations hanging from the rafters.

Visitors to the Collective got their first look-in at new lighting products from talented Melbourne designer Ross Gardam, who also screened footage on the warehouse wall of his design process and behind-the-scenes images.

Completing the Collective was Tide Design with a contemporary range of handmade furniture inspired by 1950s design; and the sleek, highly functional Youmans Capsules customised for creative professionals looking to presenting portfolios in style.

A blockbuster preview event was held on Thursday night with around 120 members of the local architecture and design community turning out for a sneak preview of these standout Australian brands, popping up for Saturday in Design in the Oblica warehouse.

Images © Michael Gazzola, Studio 11 

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