Habitus Loves… The Big Design Market

The Big Design Market will be the biggest of its kind in Australia, bringing together the best of independent Australian and International design from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 December at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

30 Nov 2012

Zaishu

 

Created by: Helen Punton & Matthew Butler

Why we love it: Zaishu is a social art project using a slot together seat / table as the canvas to create installations and exhibitions around the world. Inspired is drawn from culture and creativity to make work that bridges the gap between visual art and product design.

Where you can get it: The Big Design Market

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‘Music in the Park’ Mossarium

 

Created by: Petite Green

Why we love it: Petite Green create miniature worlds which capture the imagination and ignite whimsy. They are more than just terrariums, they are living pieces of art. Petite Green terrariums and mossariums are not just a jumble of lovely plants and moss, but a snapshot into a moment, far away but still so close.

Where you can get it: The Big Design Market

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Sign Bench 450

 

Created by: Trent Jansen

Why we love it: The Sign Bench 450 is fundamentally a sustainable piece of furniture design. Constructed from re-used road signs, the rubber feet and rivets are the only new materials used in the manufacture of this piece, so the burden placed on natural resources is lessened. The re-used road signs used to construct the Sign Bench 450 come complete with all the characteristics of their previous use, including colourful vinyl labels and the odd evidence of their life by the roadside. This not only provides character but tells the life story of this road sign, serving its public duty on the freeway.

Where you can get it: The Big Design Market

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321 Water

 

Created by: 321 Water

Why we love it: The unique, patented filtration method of the 321 Water bottles is designed to provide free-flowing, instant filtered water. The bottles are made of durable, easy to clean, BPA free copolyester (Tritan Eastman) and use Activated Carbon to filter water. 

Where you can get it: The Big Design Market

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Hide and Seek Wallet

 

Created by: Bellroy

Why we love it: Conventional only on first impression, the Hide & Seek Wallet separates cards & bills according to how often you use them. 

Where you can get it: The Big Design Market

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Tea Boxes

 

Created by: Duncan Meerding

Why we love it: Inspired by organic forms with a particular interest in how light performs around objects, the work of blind designer Meerding explores light emanating from the peripheries, and the highly tactile nature of his work reflects the alternative sensory world within which he designs.

Where you can get it: The Big Design Market

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Ceramic Works

 

Created by: Bridget Bodenham

Why we love it: Working in Country Victoria, Bodenham makes decorative and functional clay objects which possess a refined, organic appeal. 

Where you can get it: The Big Design Market

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Big Bowl

 

Designed by: Sands Work 

Why we love it: The Big Bowl is a rather large wooden bowl crafted from specially selected slabs of Black Walnut. The contrasting wood tones are shuffled before being joined to produce a subtle, toned centrepiece for the table or kitchen bench. The large surface area of the Big Bowl is perfect for fruits such as apples, apricots, kiwi, mangoes, nectarines and peaches, which should be exposed to air at room temperature until ripe.

Where you can get it: The Big Design Market

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