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TDF Talks @Mercedes me

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Well it may be the chilliest time of year in Melbourne, but we’re hoping you’ll brave the cold on Tuesday nights in June and July – to join us for a brilliant new conversation series we’re hosting at Mercedes me !

TDF Talks @ Mercedes me brings together four inspiring speakers from architecture, design and fashion, in conversation with Lucy Feagins.

We’ll be talking fashion, retail and entrepreneurship with Amanda Briskin-Rettig, founder of A-esque, and former founder and director of Mimco. We’ll discuss architecture and human-centred residential development with Jeremy McLeod, founder of Breathe Architecture and Nightingale Housing. Ever-inspiring designer, florist, restaurateur and anti-waste crusader Joost Bakker will join us for a frank discussion about his sustainable design philosophies, and the challenges of getting trailblazing ideas off the ground. And lastly, we’re closing the series in late July with Tim Ross – our favourite comedian, TV presenter and passionate advocate for Australian design and architecture.

Tickets are just $22 for each event.  Book now!

7th June, 2018
Lucy Feagins
Thursday 7th June 2018

Late last year, you may recall we profiled Mercedes me – a new cafe and versatile event space, designed by Jackson Clements Burrows and operated by Mercedes-Benz, in partnership with St. Ali.

This winter, we’re thrilled to be hosting a series of in-conversation events in this unique venue.  TDF Talks @ Mercedes me brings together four inspiring speakers from the worlds of architecture, design and fashion, in conversation with me!

Amanda Briskin-Rettig 
Tuesday June 19th, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

The founder of A-esque, and former founder and director of Mimco discusses her journey from Mimco to A-esque, the changing landscape of retail, and why she’s championing local craftsmanship.

Tickets $22 – Book here

Joost Bakker
Tuesday June 26th, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Designer, florist, restaurateur and anti-waste crusader Joost Bakker discusses his innovative approach to sustainable design, his ‘zero waste’ philosophy, and why, in his view, bureaucracy is killing innovation in Australia!

Tickets $22 – Book here

Jeremy McLeod
Tuesday July 3rd, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

The founding director of Breathe Architecture, and revolutionary new housing model and Nightingale Housing, discusses his visionary approach to residential development, and his  ambitious new project in Brunswick – a new seven-building precinct called Nightingale Village.

Tickets $22 – Book here

Tim Ross
Tuesday July 31st, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Our favourite comedian, TV presenter, author and design lover chats about his emergence as a champion and unlikely spokesperson for Australian design and architecture.

Tickets $22 – Book here

 

We’re so excited to creep out from behind our computer screens, and take ‘TDF Talks’ into the real world, with this stellar line up of inspiring guests!  However, if you’re not Melbourne based – never fear. We will also be recording each live conversation for a special podcast series, coming soon!

Mercedes me is a collaborative space in Melbourne’s CBD, where café culture meets Mercedes-Benz lifestyle. Stay up to date with their varied program of events by following @mercedesmestore.melbourne.

Photos by Eve Wilson, Sean Fennessy, Amelia Stanwix.

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