The celebrated Melbourne Design Market is being staged this Sunday July 11, 2010. Federation Square’s undercover car park will be overflowing with wonderful design products from 10am – 5pm. Entry is free. Somehow we have managed to squeeze more new products into our Market than ever before. They include the release of White Widow jewellery, Hobe shoes, Karim Rashid’s Baby Bottle, custom made bikes from Jellybean Bikes and SpeakrBox by Buka Projects.
April 4th, 2011
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