InDesign has to be one of my favourite design events in Melbourne & Sydney. It’s a two day event where showrooms within the different design precincts open their doors, entertain the industry, and showcase their latest and greatest products. Unfortunately this year I didn’t have the time to visit each of the precincts, but the small part that I did see, really gave me the warm and fuzzies. Local designers are kicking goals…. Big time!
Some of the new product that impressed me included lighting, storage solutions and all kinds of furniture, and I’ll share some of it with you below. All of the locally designed pieces were not only beautiful to look at, but were also practical and useful (with a background working with builders, practicality is something that has been drilled into me and my design/specification!). It’s so exciting to see the range of Australian designed product grow and grow, with plenty of options available for specification. I love being able to support local industry by specifying their product! It’s great not only for Australia to show that it has it’s own design style, but it’s also more environmentally friendly if the product is made locally too. Hopefully you find some pieces in this post that inspire you to support our local designers!
The Piku stools by Skeehan. Tom Skeehan is the brains behind the project and based in Canberra.
Lighting by Satelight – a lighting design firm based in Richmond.
The Mummylu Chair by KISJN. Love this design by the Melbourne based company.
The Flare Wall Light in various finishes. Just one of the many inspiring lighting designs by Ross Gardam
Designer Line – a space saving solution that folds out into a line for clothes hanging. Super smart!
Cumulos lights by Enoki Design. Loved this set up that they created for the Galleria space at InDesign.
I hope you enjoyed viewing these products from our local designers as much as I did. If you have any other locally designed products that you love, please share them with us in the comments – we’d love to hear about them!