Saturday In Design is now an institution in its seventh year – enter The Project to spice up the traditional program of events.
July 30th, 2009
It’s nearly D-Day – Design Day that is – and The Project installations will definitely be a talking point at this year’s Saturday in Design. Whether exploring the keyword, ‘Sense’, or following their own tangent, plans for The Project are heading into another dimension.
So far, the concepts are just as interesting, diverse and tantalising as last year, enough to whet anyone’s design appetite…
Cross-disciplinary designer, Andrew Aloisio, is working closely with Kinnarps and CSM to represent their ‘Think Green and Save’ theme in an installation titled ‘Progressive Organic’, which has been evolving over time. Aloisio says, “Its form is starting to materialise into a more faceted creation from its original natural state. It has reinterpreted itself to fit into its new environment of manufactured objects, like a chameleon. It now symbolises a rebalanced state of harmony.”
At KE-ZU, four design identities – Matt Sheargold, , Group GSA and Good Manors Landscape Design – are stepping into the kitchen to create ‘Sushi by Design’, which will be crafted by chefs from Ivy’s acclaimed Sushi Choo restaurant. For something a little more naughty, take part in some ‘Decadent nonSense’ at Café Culture and Brintons, where Luchetti Krelle will tantalise the senses.
There is a definite artistic bent to this year’s edition of The Project, with the ‘Representations’ Gallery at InterfaceFLOR, Morris Selvatico’s ‘Sense of Colour’ at James Richardson’s showroom and an on-site installation by artist, Lisa Hoelz, at Spence & Lyda. For a deeper insight into the creative process between designer and maker, visit ‘Two Hands’, a scaled-up experiment between Melbourne artist and furniture maker, Tim Fleming, and joinery specialists, Intermain.
You can also get ‘Back to Basics’ with Schiavello and Woodhead, where a metaphorical backyard is the basis for the showroom design, or go more up-market with the stiletto-themed space HASSELL have created at Zenith and Bolon. Don’t forget to give kudos to the students of the Whitehouse Institute of Design, who have created an installation exploring the ‘Sense of Movement’ with Stylecraft, Alternative Surfaces and Mico Design.
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