The free exhibition, presented by Spence and Lyda, invites visitors to explore a curated edit of works that champions sustainability. And it’s all set within one of Melbourne’s dreamiest heritage buildings, the 19th century Villa Alba Museum in Kew!
Headlining the event is acclaimed Spanish designer Álvaro Catalán de Ocón’s Plastic Rivers – a series of amazing rugs woven with yarn made from recycled plastic bottles, depicting some of the world’s most polluted rivers.
You can also explore designer Fiona Lynch’s first sustainable furniture capsule collection, the reveal of UK-Paris based designer Lucy Kurrein’s ’60s-style Bibendum armchair, and Broached Commission’s striped-timber monoliths.
Melbourne based art gallery Otomys are also presenting works by Australian digital printmaking artist Sophia Szilagyi, multidisciplinary artists Greg Penn and Eduardo Santos as part of the broader exhibition at Villa Alba.
Visit the showcase and ponder Melbourne Design Week’s theme about how we can ‘design the world we want’.
For more on the Futures Collective exhibition and opening times, click here.
March 17 – March 26
Villa Alba Museum,
44 Walmer Street,