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Profile: Bug, Melbourne

indesignlive talks to Carolyn van Rees from Melbourne’s Bug.

Profile: Bug, Melbourne


December 18th, 2009

What does your company supply?

We give local designers the opportunity to display more experimental prototypes as well as established products to the general public. We provide a spacious creative retail environment for an expanding collection of Australian contemporary furniture, lighting and design products.

How did your company come about?

BUG opened in October 2008 as a gallery style retail outlet for Melbourne designers. The owners come from a background in art and industrial design developing their work on the premises.

Where do you distribute?

BUG furniture and artworks are available at the shop, 306 High st Northcote Victoria.

Describe your customers?

Our customers can be looking for furniture and lighting for house, restaurant or shop renovations. Wedding, birthday and special occasion  presents. They come to us for a specific designers work or custom-made orders such as dining tables.

What sets your company apart?

Our eclectic mix of original designs create an exiting environment. A selection of unique high quality products offer customers an experience and encourages an appreciation of skills and production.

What are your client’s priorities at the moment?


What is design to you?

It should look great and work well for a long time.

What does the future hold?

A developing awareness of more experimental environments.


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