Photo - Pier Carthew

Photo – Pier Carthew

Photo – Pier Carthew

Coco Flip Explores Pleating In A Captivating New Collection For Melbourne Design Week!

The popular local business reveals a limited-edition collection of lighting that champions the legacy of pleating.

Bea Taylor
19th of May 2023

Melbourne Design Week is in full swing, and with it, a host of new exhibitions by some of our favourite local designers showcasing new and experimental works.

Coco Flip is one such brand. Their exhibition, ‘LINEAR — Explorations in Pleating’, is currently showing until May 28.

In the spirit of experimentation, the brand has developed a series of limited-edition sculptural forms that combine pleated linen and reclaimed timber. The exhibition seeks to explore and champion the various systems of clamping, hanging, and draping to create intricate details that celebrate the beauty of pleated textiles.

‘This project has been an opportunity for us to explore a more free, creative process, outside the commercial constraints of product design,’ says founder and co-director of Coco Flip, Kate Stokes.

For this collection Coco Flip has worked with Melbourne’s last remaining pleating factory — Speciality Pleaters in Williamstown — to understand the historical significance of pleating and engage with the process, exploring new ways this technique can be applied in a contemporary design context.

‘Pleating is such a fascinating process with a rich history,’ says co-director Haslett Grounds. ‘It’s been a joy to learn more about it.’

All pieces in the exhibition are for sale, check them out here!

LINEAR — Explorations in Pleating
New works by Coco Flip 

161 Heidelberg Road
Northcote VIC

Exhibition dates
Thursday May 18 – Sunday May 28, 10am – 4pm

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