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The Design Files Open House 2017

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Drum roll please… we have a SUPER SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT this morning! After a two year hiatus, The Design Files Open House will be back in 2017!

From November 23rd to 26th,  we’ll be welcoming you all into our ‘dream home’ in Collingwood – a custom designed space where you can browse unique artwork, design pieces and handcrafted homewares from some of Australia’s most talented creatives and design brands. The best bit? Everything can be purchased on the spot!

25th September, 2017

The Design Files Open House shot on location in Collingwood, Melbourne.
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From left to right: Room Divider from the Cult NAU Collection, Planters by Lightly, Bilgola Armchair by Adam Goodrum from the Cult NAU Collection, Artwork by Stephen Baker, Sandstone planter by Den Holm, Lamp by Ross Gardam, wall paint from the Dulux 2018 Colour Forecast – pale pink is ‘Dulux Friends’, vertical dividing beams and tall plinth – ‘Dulux Very Terracotta’.  Styling  – Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

The Design Files Open House shot on location in Collingwood, Melbourne.
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From left to right: Vase by Lightly, Ceramic vessel by Amy Leeworthy, White planter by Lightly, Pink tray by Lightly, Lamp by Henry Wilson, Small sandstone vessel by Ella Bendrups, Sandstone planter by Den Holm, Brass vase by Anna Varendorff, Molloy Chair by Adam Goodrum from the Cult NAU Collection, Dulux wall paint ‘Friends’ and ‘Very Terracotta’, and Staircase ‘Red Ochre’.  Styling  – Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli, styling assistance – Marni Kornhauser and Helena Inez Abapo, Photo – Eve Wilson.

From left to right: Ceramic vase by Tantri Mustika, Ceramic vessel by Amy Leeworthy, White planter by Lightly, Mini ceramic vase by Tantri Mustika, Pink tray by Lightly, Ceramic dish by Wingnut & Co, Small sphere vases Wingnut & Co, Paper weight by Lightly, Trophy vessel by Tantri Mustika, Mini brass staircase by Studiokyss , Ceramic jug by Oh Hey Grace, Stack tray and dish by Henry Wilson, Dulux paint ‘Red Ochre’. Styling  – Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli, styling assistance – Marni Kornhauser and Helena Inez Abapo, Photo – Eve Wilson.

The Design Files Open House shot on location in Collingwood, Melbourne. From left to right: Room Divider from the Cult NAU Collection, Arga Knot Rug from Armadillo and Co, Bilgola Coffee Table by Adam Goodrum from the Cult NAU Collection, Pink tray by Lightly, Circle Vase by Anna Varendorff, Bilgola Sofa by Adam Goodrum from the Cult NAU Collection, Velvet cushion by Lightly, Painting by Bobbie and Tide, Concrete Sculpture by Maddie Sharrock, Ora Lamp by Ross Gardam, Fat Tulip Armchair by Adam Goodrum from the Cult NAU Collection, brass mini staircase by Studiokyss, Brass tray by  Henry Wilson, wall paint from the Dulux 2018 Colour Forecast – pale pink wall colour is ‘Dulux Friends’, vertical dividing beams – ‘Dulux Very Terracotta’. Styling  – Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli, styling assistance – Marni Kornhauser and Helena Inez Abapo, Photo – Eve Wilson.

 

From left to right: Ceramic face vessel by Amy Leeworthy, Planter by Peta Armstrong, Bud vases and pourer by Ghost Wares, Pink tray by Lightly, Vase with shell by Amy Leeworthy, Arch vessel by Tantri Mustika, Stack tray by Henry Wilson, and Ceramic dish by Wingnut & Co and Dulux wall paint ‘Friends’, Dividers and table top ‘Very Terracotta’. Styling  – Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli, styling assistance – Marni Kornhauser and Helena Inez Abapo, Photo – Eve Wilson.

 

Sculpture by Sean Meilak, Dulux wall paint in ‘Friends’, and vertical dividers ‘Very Terracotta’. Styling  – Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli. Styling  – Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli, styling assistance – Marni Kornhauser and Helena Inez Abapo, Photo – Eve Wilson.

From left to right: Arga Knot Rug from Armadillo and Co, Bilgola Sofa by Adam Goodrum from the Cult NAU Collection, painting by Stephen Baker. Ora Lamp by Ross Gardam, Fat Tulip Armchair and Nest side tables both by Adam Goodrum from the Cult NAU Collection, brass mini staircase by Studiokyss , Brass tray by Henry Wilson, wall paint is ‘Dulu Friends’ and vertical wall dividers plus tall plinth – ‘Dulux Very Terracotta’. Styling  – Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli, styling assistance – Marni Kornhauser and Helena Inez Abapo, Photo – Eve Wilson.

 

From left to right: Large vase by Nicolette Johnson, Ceramic container and sphere vase by Wingnut & Co, Circle brass vase by Anna Varendorff, Large sphere vase by Wingnut & Co, Vase with illustration by Amy Leeworthy, Tall trophy vase and small symbol vase by Nicolette Johnson, Dulux wall paint ‘Friends’, Dividers ‘Very Terracotta’ and Table top ‘Red Ochre’. Styling  – Lucy Feagins and Annie Portelli, styling assistance – Marni Kornhauser and Helena Inez Abapo, Photo – Eve Wilson.

 

Lucy Feagins
Monday 25th September 2017

It’s ON. Again.

We’ve had a couple of years off, but we’re SUPER excited to bring you an all new, re-imagined The Design Files Open House  event in Melbourne in November. It’s about time!

We staged our first ever pop-up event back in 2011. Man, was it a learning curve! The premise was always to create something that resembled the ‘ultimate Australian Home’, featuring the very best in Australian design, art and handcrafted homewares, all within a real home context. Our first event attracted over 4000 people… and that was only the beginning!

We went on to host The Design Files Open House annually for 4 years (including one particularly crazy year, where we staged the event in Melbourne and Sydney, 2 weeks apart!). Each year, the event has grown in numbers, and these days, Open House is too big to be staged within an *actual* home. Instead, we find a unique venue for each event, and build our ‘home’ from scratch.

This year’s event will be staged at a new location in Collingwood. Constructed within a lofty, light-filled warehouse space, TDF Open House 2017 will feature an expansive open-plan layout, showcasing the work of more than 50 incredible artists, design brands and independent creatives, including Stephen Baker, Caroline Walls, Elizabeth Barnett, Henry Wilson, Nicolette Johnson, Fred Fowler, Douglas & Bec, Anna Varendorff, Bobby Clark, Ross Gardam, Den Holm, Claudia Lau, Jo Wilson, Maddie Sharrock, Mark Douglass, Hannah Nowlan, Sean Meilak and so many more!’

Taking its colour cues from the Dulux 2018 Colour Forecast (‘Dulux Friends’ soft pink + ‘Very Terracotta’ = new favourite combo!), Open House will feature furniture by NAU, the beautiful new Australian-designed furniture collection from Cult, alongside the latest kitchen and laundry appliances from Miele. Intuitive, wireless home audio is covered by SONOS, whilst a lux, custom-built home bar has been created in partnership with Dan Murphy’s.

Over 50% of participating  brands and designers are brand NEW this year. Additionally, we’re introducing a stunning bespoke kitchen, designed and built to spec by Cantilever, a Brunswick based family-owned business, AND a custom-designed courtyard garden by award-winning local landscape designer Phillip Withers. For the first time, too, a program of casual speaker events will also be hosted adjacent to the main event, with an inspiring line-up of our favourite local makers, stylists, and small business operators with wisdom to share (more details to come!).

Please make a little diary note, and join us in late November for all the magic, wonder and chaos as it unfolds… we’re so excited to be back!

The Design Files Open House 2017
Open to the Public :

Thursday November 23rd 2017, 10:00 – 17:00.
Friday November 24th 2017, 10:00 – 17:00.
Saturday November 25th 2017, 10:00 – 17:00.
Sunday November 26th 2017, 10:00 – 17:00.

Collingwood Arts Precincts* (former Collingwood TAFE Campus)
35 Johnston Street
Collingwood
3066

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