Material Thought: exploring material through the work of innovative Australian designers

Presented by Modern Times

LAUNCH: THU 21 MAR 6-8PM

EXHIBITION TIMES: 14-24 MAR, MON-FRI 10AM-6PM, SAT, 10AM-5PM, SUN, 11AM-5PM

Modern Times examines material beyond the superficial through showcasing the work of some of Australia’s most innovative furniture, lighting and object designers including Steelotto, Nicolette Johnson, Henry Wilson, Ebony Heidenreich, Maddie Sharrock, Alterfact, Coco Flip, and Christopher Boots. Counteracting the simplistic and implied categorisation of materials – sustainable/unsustainable, natural/synthetic, handmade/factory-made, recycled/new – Material Thought explores the history, constraints and implications of the materials in play. This re-contextualisation in response to the theme of design experiments invites both designer and consumer to consider how design can shape our future, illuminating that the future is informed by the past by providing a platform that explicitly and critically engages with material, form and use.

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