Design that speaks many languages is to be treasured and enjoyed. Trent Jansen tells a story of design collaborations and connections through his work on Country with friends and artists who bring the perspective of First Nations people to the fore.
The recent Kurunpa Kunpu collaboration, an exhibition of new furniture pieces realised in American maple, cherry and walnut, puts a spotlight on the resilience of First Nations People as well as the environmental impact of American hardwood species and their role in Australian design.
As Tait celebrates 30 years, we congratulate Gordon and Susan Tait for investing in Australia, taking a chance and being successful!
Spending a month in residence in Venice, Trent Jansen has worked with the sublimely talented Vetralia Collectible, where artisans and artists work on contemporary art and design using Venetian craftsmanship. It all takes place in a Renaissance workshop, exploring a wide range of techniques and materials.
Always the innovator, Axolotl is taking its products worldwide, offering boundless possibilities for architects, designers, and everyone in between.
From the dawn of time the chair has been an integral part of furniture history. The shapes and styles are multifarious however, a chair sets the scene wherever it is positioned. And so, the backdrop is set at Craft Victoria, with an exhibition of chairs that affords a bird’s eye view of some of the many interpretations and concepts that have been developed into a chair.
Australian Design Centre presents the 20th anniversary exhibition of the design industry’s much anticipated annual program WORKSHOPPED20 – the very best in new Australian design by emerging and established designers.
In a new exhibition, the work of Broached Commissions is put on display for Design Storytellers at the NGV’s Ian Potter Centre.
As globalisation opens Australian designers up to the international marketplace, we find ourselves at a unique pitching point. ‘Australian’ is the new design commodity. Yet we continue to search for the words that best articulate our most desirable, differentiating qualities. Beyond a can-do, make-do culture, what sets Australian design apart from its contemporary counterparts?