Selection 2012WORKSHOPPED 12| LAUNCH Wednesday 31st October 2012
HILL STREET DESIGN PRECINCT, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
WORKSHOPPED12: Local Design, Global Market: Be an International Designer.
Our Goal - An Australian / New Zealand design product in every home.
Exhibition Dates: Opening Night 31/10/12
Hill Street Precinct Date: 31/10 - 09/11/12
Supa Centa Moore Park : 14/11 - 25/11/12
Designers show their products for the first time on home ground in our annual Workshopped exhibition. We’re always looking for the next product that we can help bring to market. This year’s exhibition, WORKSHOPPED 12, will be one of the single largest events of the Australian design calendar. More than 800 invited guests from design, architecture, manufacturing and media will attend the Opening Night. WORKSHOPPED 12 is FREE to the public. Be a member and receive invites and information JOIN the WORKSHOPPED community
INSPIRING: Now in its twelve year, WORKSHOPPED design exhibition has become a permanent and widely anticipated fixture of the design community. The free exhibition will showcase over 60 designers from across Australia and New Zealand.
Many of the designers have successfully exhibited as part of WORKSHOPPED in previous years and return for WS12, recognising the importance of the prestigious event for showcasing their designs
VITAL: The WORKSHOPPED exhibition is a vital platform for nurturing Australian design excellence and launching the careers of designers. Once again we welcome the Powerhouse Museum in co-presenting this dynamic forum. The WORKSHOPPED exhibition and the highly anticipated opening night, will attract leading figures in design, architecture, manufacturing and media. More than 800 invited guests would be attending the Opening Night.
VIABLE: WORKSHOPPED exhibitions assist in sustaining a creative community. Before the first WORKSHOPPED exhibition in 2001, designers had few avenues in getting their designs in front of the general public. Creating and maintaining successful commercial relationships with industry and the marketplace is also extremely difficult. Many designers who have exhibited at WORKSHOPPED exhibitions have their works in commercial production and exposed to potential buyers. The WORKSHOPPED SHOP presents products designed by Australian designers and available to both wholesale and retail customers.
PROTOTYPE: WORKSHOPPED is more than an exhibition. It’s an opportunity to assist designers in taking their designs beyond the prototype. WORKSHOPPED aims to assist designers in investigating manufacture, management, distribution and retail opportunities.
Our Aim is: “To nurture Australian design excellence and facilitate successful commercial relationships between designers, industry and the market, both locally and internationally.”
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Originally coming from Kazakhstan, I moved to Australia to study Industrial Design in RMIT. During this period I developed my passion for furniture, product and communication design. After graduating with Honours in 2008, I was one of few graduates who were selected to exhibit their products at Milan Furniture Fair. more...
Chris Hardy is a Canberra-based industrial designer with strong connections to the Australian design community. Chris is currently a lecturer with University of Canberra, teaching students in areas of design theory, manufacturing, and computer aided design.
David Malek / Barnaby Miles
James Groom / Joel Savage
Jessica Louise Wong
Orchard Keith & Wastney Alexander
Alexander formed Little Shed Collective with close collaborator and friend Keith Orchard as an avenue to explore lighting and furniture projects. Products from Little Shed Collective discover unique and delightful ways of interacting with the end user, more...
Mark Anthony Sorrenti
Born in Poland in 1989, Patryk grew up in Sydney where he graduated in Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney. His passions lie in furniture and object design, visual art and engineering. He strives to find ways to incorporate in his designs, the beauty of nature and the precision and intricacies of the machine world. more...
Graduating from the University of South Australia in 2000 Richard has over 11 years experience designing a wide variety of award winning products. His professional career began at Electrolux designing major appliances for brands such as Westinghouse, Simpson, Kelvinator and Dishlex, before moving onto Sunbeam ... more...
Simon J Forsyth
It is the second year Simon J Forsyth, a Sydney based designer, has displayed at Workshopped. An up and coming furniture designer with an interest in all areas of design but a passion in particular for chairs. Simon has also has his work featured at the Melbourne Fringe Furniture exhibition and Inside Out magazine. more...
Stuart Williams of Touching Space.
I established Touching Space in 2006 and am based on the wild island of Tasmania.
Inspired by wilderness and wonderment, I create objects for the modern world with the environment on my mind in every aspect of my design and manufacturing. more...
Troy Backhouse designs a diverse range of 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional objects and environments using the manufacturing skills, material knowledge and fine artistic skills he has acquired through the combination of university (BA design) and trade (traditional signwriting) backgrounds often blurring the worlds of design and art.
Vanessa Quirke and Paul Townsin
Vanessa Quirke is a manufacturing jeweller with over 25 years’ experience who currently manages her own successful business.
Vincent Buret is a Sydney based Designer that believes that modern design should be a perfect equilibrium between functionality, aesthetic and environmental consciousness. Born in Sydney, grew as a global citizen; lived mainly in France but also in Spain, Mexico and the Netherlands, Vincent studied his masters in Paris more...
WS12 Selected Designers
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