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'Still Life' by Peter D Cole and 'Thrown' by Second Edition on display at Material Culture, for Melbourne Design Week 2022. Photos - Annika Kafcaloudis

See Innovative, Everyday Objects From 16 Local Designers At This Unique Exhibition

21st March, 2022

One of the highlights of Melbourne Design Week 2022, Material Culture, explores how objects are made and the meanings they hold!

In our increasingly digital society, a new Melbourne Design Week exhibition holds space for us to interact, touch and engage with objects in the real world. Presented by art director Marsha Golemac, Material Culture explores the importance of tactility and tradition in today’s age.

The unique showcase features the work of 16 designers, makers and artists who’ve embraced traditional and ultra-modern techniques in object design. They’ve each created a piece that examines old and new ideas, processes, or materials in hopes of questioning why and how things are made.

See thoughtful and creative, everyday objects like an incredible screen wall inspired by the rich history of weaving from one of our favourite furniture designers, Nicole Lawrence, or a dreamy clay sculpture informed by the look of chain mail armour from Tamara Maynes.

Other amazing works include a sculptural chair made entirely from salvaged marble waste and steel offcuts by Second Edition, and an impressive woven grid by Jacqueline Stojanović! See all that and more in Fitzroy gallery space, At The Above.

To learn more about Material Culture click here.

Material Culture
March 17 – March 23

At The Above
198 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC

21st March, 2022

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