From our team here at NGV, we would like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time. We are currently closed to the public and will reopen on Saturday, 27 June, 2020.

In line with Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance, the NGV will implement a variety of public health and physical distancing measures including free timed ticketing, appropriate queue management and increased deep cleaning of facilities, as well as increased hand sanitiser stations.

We encourage you to continue to visit our website and follow #NGVEveryDay on social media for updates on our reopening and daily inspiration.

We are very grateful for the loyalty of the NGV community and look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Fox and Freeze 2009

FOX AND FREEZE, Antwerp (retailer)
 James van VOSSEL (designer)

FF1, chair was the first product produced by design cooperative Fox and Freeze and was nominated in 2012 for the OVAM Ecodesign Award, the leading European prize for sustainable design innovation. The apparent simplicity of the chair’s execution belies its conceptual sophistication. Its design is reminiscent of the art of Japanese origami, creating a weight-bearing, self-supporting structure out of a flat piece of textile through nothing more than folding. The FF1 creatively confounds preconceived notions about the role, or lack thereof, of textiles as a construction material, while at the same time being of the utmost simplicity to manufacture.