Collaborative exhibition 'Futures Collective' is back for 2023. Photo - Sean Fennessy

Futures Collective at Villa Alba Museum, Kew. Photo – Sean Fennessy

See the beautiful rug collaboration by YSG and Tappeti rugs. Photo – Sean Fennessy

Innovative Designers Come Together For Futures Collective At Melbourne’s Villa Alba Museum

Visit ‘Futures Collective’ in an 1880s Italianate mansion during Melbourne Design Week.

Amelia Barnes
19th of May 2023

Some of Australia’s leading designers embodying the 2023 Melbourne Design Week theme ‘Design the world that you want’ are coming together at Futures Collective.

An ongoing initiative, Futures Collective is back for 2023 highlighting the creators, makers, and stories behind the most innovative concepts that promise to captivate and inspire. Designers in this exhibition collectively highlight three new pillars that provoke thought and investigation: transparency, currency, and legacy. 

Futures Collective will once again take place within the exquisite heritage walls of Villa Alba Museum – a lavishly decorated 1880s Italianate mansion in Kew, Melbourne. 

Works will be accompanied by a selection of art from Scott Livesey Galleries.

Participants in Futures Collective 2023:

Matters. A notable collection of Australian and international designer-makers curated by Marlo Lyda explores ‘process’ as the key instigator for new design possibilities. The results are presented in three exhibitions, spaced over three years. The first installment takes over the ground floor vestibule of Villa Alba Museum, hosting a tactile cornucopia of material samples, interpreted tools, experimental forms, and visual documentation.

Innate LS. Preview the work in progress of the Innate LS bath and towel collection by Fiona Spence, in collaboration with designer Wanda Jelmini, and inspired by the master landscape artist Luke Sciberras.

YSG x Tappeti. Explore Real Majik – the extraordinary rug collection designed by YSG director Yasmin Ghomein with Tappeti rugs.

OKO OLO. See the inaugural collection of functional sculptures from OKO OLO. 

Eco Outdoor. Eco Outdoor showcase their singularly elegant Arc Chair, produced in partnership with Sydney-based designer Tom Fereday. 

Futures Collective is free and open to the public, no bookings required.

Futures Collective at Melbourne Design Week
Thursday May 18-Wednesday May 24
Villa Alba Museum
44 Walmer Street, Kew

Supported by Melbourne Design Week

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