Monthly Archives: June 2008

Speaker Series – Bjarke Ingles Principal Architect, BIG

Super energetic, Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels will share his knowledge and experience of design from a Danish perspective.

Ingels’ architectural firm, BIG, is a reflection of this, transforming conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping into new forms of symbiotic culture.
6pm – 7.15pm, Thursday 17 July
Venue: BMW Edge, Federation Square
Tickets: $10 – Registrations here

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PopUps are just as they sound – events which randomly ‘pop up’ in numerous shapes, sizes and places during the Melbourne International Design Festival.
Now in its fourth year, the PopUps program form an integral part of the Festival, created by designers to inspire, surprise and engage with the general community.
Click on the following links to check out each PopUp event.
Presented by Ambiguous Horse with Artplay
Presented by Julia deVille and Eastern Market
Presented by Living Edge
Presented by MGS Architects
Presented by MGS Architects
Presented by inner north and west Melbourne design studios
Presented by RMIT Union Arts and RMIT School of Architecture & Design
Presented by Scapesystems
Presented by architect Ben Edwards, choreographer Kate Stanley, and dancer Fiona Bryant
Presented by Bonnie So and Jansen Lye
Presented by The Guild Project
Presented by Milly Sleeping
Presented by Anthea Van Kopplen and Ellie Mücke

Presented by the Design Institute of Australia
Presented by Gordon Institute of TAFE
Presented by Little Wonder Design and the Adelphi Hotel
Presented by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Presented by Thonet and Tracey Quertier

Underground x 4

Presented by Tongue & Groove, Marc Pascal, Mance Design, Volker Haug and Greg Bonasera
Presented by Aludean
Presented by Melissa Jackson

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Studio Open Day

Famous Visual ServicesJames Cameron studioGeyer Design

On Friday 25 July, Melbourne design studios lay out their welcome mats for everybody.

Head to studios of all sizes and disciplines for a behind-the-scenes look at the practice of design

Studios participating in this year’s Studio Open day include:

Tin and Ed – Graphic Design, James Cameron – Fashion Design, Geyer– Interior Design, House Mouse Design – Graphic Design, VON – Fashion Design, Buro North– Industrial/Communication Design, The Guild Project – Jewellery Design, Studio Hacienda – Jewellery Design, Bronwyn E. Pratt by Design – Jewellery Design, TANK Branding Design, Univers Graphic Design Graphic Design, Famous Visual Services – Graphic Design Studio Latitude & threestones Product & Graphic Design Stick Me On Designer Decals Ripe Off The Press – Graphic, Web, Publishing Teo + Perperis Architecture– Interior Design, Taliana Design – Graphic Design and illustration.

PHEW! for more info on any of the studios or to RSVP click here!

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Pen to Pixel

Pen to Pixel

An exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of Swinburne’s Faculty of Design and the talented work of past graduates.
Mezzanine Gallery, Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran 18th July – 3rd August

Pen to Pixel is curated by design historian Nanette Carter and features Swinburne alumni such as:
Ellison Harvie, the first woman senior architect of a major architectural practice in Australia (Stephenson & Turner 1930s-1950s); Internationally acclaimed film director, Gillian Armstrong; and Graphic designer, Joseph Greenberg.

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Location Devices

Location Devices

Location Devices

A Solo exhibition by Melbourne jeweller Phoebe Porter to be held at e.g etal in Flinders Lane Melbourne.

In Location Devices Phoebe Porter explores the intangible networks that link people and places, by creating a schematic map of handmade jewellery. Wear a piece of the map and join the network with Phoebe and others…

The exhibition will continue past the festival until the 9th August.

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Melbourne Open House

Walls in the Labrinth under Federation Square

Manchester Unity Boardroom

The first ever Melbourne version of the hugely successful London and New York Open House events will see our city’s most intriguing buildings and hidden architectural treasures open to the public for one day, Sunday 20 July.

For more info on the day click here


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Melbourne Unbuilt

Icon Tower - Tom Kovak

Pacific Central by ARM

Melbourne Unbuilt is an exploration of ideas in architecture over 50 years, of concepts that never materialised by which are made visible through drawings, models and maps.

Beginning 17th July, pick up an ipod from the NDC at Federation Square and take a walking tour of Melbourne as it could have been. Check out Federation Square as proposed by Denton Corker Marshall and Shane Murray (both 1996); Roy Grounds’ copper clad Arts Centre Spire (1960); Edmond and Corrigan’s pyramid proposed for the State Library Competition (1986); and Daryl Jackson’s scheme to create the Venice of Melbourne (1988).

A Panel discussion will take place at BMW Edge on the 23rd July – for more information or to book tickets visit the NDC website here

Top image: Tom Kovak – Icon Tower
Bottom image: ARM Architects – Pacific Central

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