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The Design Files Open House OPEN TODAY!


1st December, 2011
Lucy Feagins
Thursday 1st December 2011

The Design Files Open House Workspace - featuring artwork by Kirra Jamison, Dane Lovett, Kate Tucker, Kat Macleod, Madeleine Stamer.

OMG!  After many many long days and nights, The Design Files Open House is finally OPEN TODAY from 10.00am!   We are SO THRILLED to be up and running after so many months of preparation...!  If you're in Melbourne please do pop down and pay us a visit - all location / visitation info is over here!

Without spoiling the surprise, we thought you might like to see a little sneak peek!  Below you will find a few behind the scenes pics from the last week or so, PLUS some fantastic pics from our opening event last night!  MASSIVE thanks to John Deer who photographed our launch event yesterday and turned his beautiful pics around in record time for your viewing pleasure this morning! Thankyou John!   (Do share the love with a little visit to John's brand new website)

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(Click on the thumbnails to scroll through these pics at full size)

BIG THANKS once again to all our sponsors, suppliers, and friends who have helped turn this crazy project from concept to reality! Thanks also to all the wonderful brands, designers and artists who have supplied their beautiful wares and filled this home with colour and general gorgeousness!

A special thanks is in order also for our most excellent staff and volunteers who have worked so hard to pull this thing off, and who many of you will meet over the next four days if you pop in to see us!  I stupidly forgot to thank these guys properly at the launch event last night (epic fail!) but they really deserve such a massive heartfelt THANKYOU!  Jenny, Justine, Michelle, Darryl, Natalie, Skye, Miriam and Liz WE LOVE YOU!  Thankyou thankyou thankyou for your incredible work and for looking so cute in yellow polka dots ;)

The Design Files Open House
Open TODAY 10.00am - 5.00pm
AND tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, 10.00am - 5.00pm each day.


The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email