Fri 24 Mar, 5pm–6pm
Floor Talk: 26 Original Fakes
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES
Join Dale Hardiman, Nick Rennie, Tom Skeehan and Ben Edwards as they discuss their exhibition 26 Original Fakes.
Friends & Associates invites 26 contemporary Australian designers to reconfigure and exhibit an existing replica design as a way to deconstruct how the design object is valued. Questioning how replica furniture draws focus to issues of authenticity, creative practice and the commercial market, the first realisation of Friends & Associates takes the theme ‘Design Values’ to consider how the design community can hack and reevaluate the replica. Each contributor has been given a replica Jasper Morrison HAL Wood Chair.
This event is located at Melbourne Design Week’s offsite venue Watchmaker presented by Piccolina Gelateria and Laminex, and supported by Hub Furniture, Creative Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition design of Watchmaker has been materialised by Folk Architects.
Contributors: Tomek Archer, Studio Edwards, Daast, Matt Woods Design, Emma Elizabeth Design, Tom Fereday, Ross Gardam, Adam Goodrum, Jon Goulder, Studio Gram, Dale Hardiman, Inkster, Guy Keulemans, Sarah King, Natalie Turnbull, Alexander Lotersztain, Fiona Lynch, Practise Studio Practise, Nick Rennie, Elbowrkshp, Liane Rossler, Andrew Simpson, Tom Skeehan, A.C.V. Studio, Therefore Studio, Ash Allen & James Walsh.