Melbourne Design Now is a presentation of localised creative intelligence in the fields of industrial, product, furniture and object design. Celebrating design’s relationship to everyday life, Melbourne Design Now reveals how contemporary designers are embedding unique and serial design production with ideas, meaning and emotion to resonate with the city of Melbourne. The exhibition is presented in three sections and has been curated to extrapolate five themes:
Design and Social Culture
Design and the Economy
Design and the Human Body
Design and Sustainability
Design and Visual Culture
This component of the exhibition consists of a giant ‘design wall’, Design In Everyday Life, presenting 40 products by 21 Melbourne design studios. Almost 700 objects make up the display, communicating design’s relationship to serial manufacturing.
Melbourne Design Now is curated by Simone LeAmon and featuring: exhibition design by Simone LeAmon and Edmund Carter; and curatorial assistance from Antonia Hardy.
Supported by The Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation