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Creative Pulse at State of Design

Creative Pulse at State of Design

Your chance to engage with ‘Design that Moves’ in Melbourne at this year’s State of Design Festival.

This year you can meet some of the creative personalities behind the dynamic Designer Rugs ranges with 2 Creative Pulse seminars.

In the safe hands of designer and artist Simone LeAmon Designer Rugs’ Senior Designer Lia Pielli, Julie Paterson of Cloth and Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs will share and discuss their vast knowledge and experience. It will give you the chance to explore how emotions perform a crucial role in our ability to understand the world.



From the Cloth range


From the Dinosaur Designs range


From the Saffron range

Part of the Design for Everyone program, the Designer Rugs Creative Pulse seminars aim to engage the Design Hunters™ in the deeper meanings and power of design; how design can ignite and inspire, and how emotions perform a crucial role in our ability to understand the world.

The seminars will explore what moves us physically and emotionally; our experience of objects and environments, how colour resonates, and how we are moved when we look at something beautiful.

The seminars will be held on Thursday 28 July 2011 in the Designer Rugs Melbourne showroom with 2 allocated time slots: 10am – 12pm for General Public and Students 6pm – 8pm exclusive to trade clients. RSVP to drmel@designerrugs.com.au by 15 July.


The speakers:

Simon LeAmon (MC)

Simone LeAmon Australian artist-designer is a creative force blurring the lines between artistic and commercial product design. Simone delivers design and creative strategies for clients in design, manufacturing, publishing and events.


Julie Paterson

Julie Paterson is a painter, printmaker and designer of textiles. She owns a small fabric company called cloth that she set up 15 years ago because it made sense at the time and still does now. She works with a small team of people who love what they do, making textiles by hand the old fashioned way. She lives by the beach, has a shop in the city and a studio just up the road from home. Her fabric of choice is hemp, old lady red is her favourite colour, she prefers cycling to work and loves being cooked for.


Stephen Ormandy

Stephen Ormandy is the owner and co-founding Director of Dinosaur Designs. Since it was established in 1985 DD has grown into one of Australia’s leading design companies with stores in Sydney, Melbourne and New York. More than 25 years later Stephen still uses his idiosyncratic way of looking at the world to create resin jewellery and homewares which surprise and delight.



Lia Pielli

Lia Pielli is one of the 2 Senior Designers for Designer Rugs. Since joining the creative team in 2000, Lia has created both custom designs and in-house ranges – collaborating with some of Australia’s leading artists and designers.



State of Design


Designer Rugs