It’s been open a few weeks now, but on the weekend I finally got around to visiting the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award and Design Now! (National graduate design exhibition) at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton.
The Bombay Sapphire Design Award exhibition showcases the best contemporary functional design produced in Australia each year. Selected works by each of the 10 finalists are exhibited, including their actual submission piece for the award… this means there was a lot of product on show that wasn’t exactly new… but you know… that’s forgivable. :)
It wasn’t a large exhibition, but there was some fantastic stuff to see…. familiar sights included Anthony Dann‘s Paper Tiger (Mitsy?) stools, Nick’s Rennie‘s Squash bowls and Dimple tableware, as well as Bernabeifreeman‘s Totem Light – which was much more beautiful in actuality than it appears in pictures. Less familiar exhibits included Stefan Lie‘s Demicube Shelf (2007), and Edward Wong’s fantastic 3 o’Clock, 9 o’ Clock Chair (2007) – my favourite piece hands down.
Tomorrow I’ll follow this up with images from the graduate exhibition Design Now!