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The Design Files Open House 2017 is OPEN!

TDF Open House 2017

The day is FINALLY here. Today we open the doors to The Design Files Open House 2017!

We are SO EXCITED for the big reveal, at 10.00am today. In the meantime, this morning we share a sneak peek of the finished project!

23rd November, 2017

'Mountains'
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‘Mountains’ is our custom-designed garden, by Phillip Withers Landscape Design and his team. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Dining room featuring Molloy Dining setting by NAU/Cult, Zhu Ohmu ceramics on table, Stephen Baker paintings and assorted homewares. Wall colour is Dulux ‘Friends’ with ‘Very Terracotta’ accents. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Molloy Dining setting by NAU/Cult, Zhu Ohmu ceramics. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Molloy Dining setting by NAU/Cult, Zhu Ohmu ceramics on table, homewares and art on shelves by Den Holm, Lightly, Kirsten Perry, Maddie Sharrock, and Bonnie & Neil. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Bilgola sofa, armchair, daybed and coffee table by NAU, available at Cult, rugs by Armadillo & Co., and paintings by Sean Meilak, Kiata Mason and Stephen Baker.Photo – Eve Wilson.

Fait Tulp Arcmhair, alongside artworks by Bugai Whyoulter, and Katia Mason. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Reading room with a selection of books curated by our favourite local book-seller, Happy Valley. It’s time for the big reveal… Today we open the doors to The Design Files Open House 2017! Wall colour: Dulux ‘Red Ochre’. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Vessels by Lightly, Capra, Kirsten Perry, Amy Leeworthy, cushions by Bonnie and Neil, SONOS Play 5 speaker. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Kitchen by Cantilever Interiors. Big Head concrete sculpture by Maddie Sharrock, and stools from Cult. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Kitchen by Cantilever Interiors, featuring Miele appliances. Big Head concrete sculpture by Maddie Sharrock and stools from Cult. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Kitchen by Cantilever Interiors. Big Head concrete sculpture by Maddie Sharrock, and stools from Cult. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Detail of kitchen by Cantilever Interiors. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Paintings by Mark Alsweiler. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Laundry! (By Cantilever also!), featuring Miele appliances. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Our brand new ‘home bar’, curated in partnership with Dan Murphy’s, made by Gordon Johnson using terrazzo from Signorino Tile Gallery. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Home bar details. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Master bedroom featuring Dulux ‘Dieskau on’ walls, woven artworks by Tammy  Kanat, and watercolours by Belynda Henry, bedlinen by Mr Draper, turned timber sculpture by Jo Wilson and furniture by NAU / Cult. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Master bedroom featuring Dulux ‘Dieskau on’ walls, woven artworks by Tammy  Kanat, and watercolours by Belynda Henry, bedlinen by Mr Draper, rugs by Armadillo & Co., and furniture by NAU / Cult. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Master bedroom featuring Dulux ‘Dieskau’ walls, Furniture by NAU / Cult. Photo – Eve Wilson.

The kids space! Including Dulux ‘Very Terracotta’ on the walls, paintings by Bobby Clark, doll’s house by Such Great Heights, and all furniture by Cult / NAU.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

The kids space! Including Dulux ‘Very Terracotta’ on the walls, paintings by Bobby Clark, doll’s house by Such Great Heights, and all furniture by Cult / NAU.  Photo – Eve Wilson.

David Neale sculptural artworks hanging alongside silk painted scarves by Mirador. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Handmade rosettes by Skinny Wolf, artwork by Emma lipscombe. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Play tent by Such Great Heights, cushions by Sage & Clare, and rug by Armadillo & Co. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Lucy Feagins
Thursday 23rd November 2017

Designed and built by our talented and insanely hardworking team, The Design Files Open House FINALLY opens today! This event seems to become bigger and more complex with every new incarnation – and this year’s event has raised the bar… again! With an all new landscaped garden, custom built kitchen, TDF Talks and our beautiful bespoke home bar, there is so much to discover at this year’s event.

Taking its colour cues from the Dulux 2018 Colour Forecast, the house features furniture by NAU, the new Australian-designed furniture collection from Cult, alongside the latest kitchen and laundry appliances from Miele. Intuitive home audio by SONOS, and a custom-built home bar created in partnership with Dan Murphy’s.

Additionally, we’ve introduced a stunning bespoke kitchen, designed and built in Melbourne by Cantilever Interiors, AND a custom-designed courtyard garden by award-winning local landscape designer Phillip Withers.

For the first time, too, we’re hosting TDF Talks – an inspiring program of speaker events from the worlds of art, architecture, design, styling, photography, social enterprise and more. Tickets for the speaker series are just $20, with all proceeds going to the ASRC (still a few tickets left for most sessions!).

We’ve been working around the clock to make this event truly spectacular, and I must say a HUGE, enormous thanks to our entire team for their unprecedented efforts over these past few weeks. Special thanks to Elle Murrell, Annie Portelli, Sally Tabart, Alice Johnson, Ashley Simonetto, Nat Turnbull, Line Paras, Chelsea Hall, Malika Kirchner, Gordy Johnson, Huw Smith and my amazing Mum, Chrissie – WHAT. A. TEAM.

We look forward to welcoming our visitors at Open House today, tomorrow or over the weekend to see all the magic, wonder and chaos as it unfolds!

The Design Files Open House 2017

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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