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The Big Design Market 2014

The Big Design Market 2014

The Big Design Market will be back again 5/6/7 December for their third year running and the biggest yet!


The event brings together the best independent Australian and international design for 3 huge days of shopping at Melbourne’s iconic Royal Exhibition Building.

A wonderland for Christmas shoppers with over 220 stallholders, this is the ultimate destination for those who value original design and ethical production across homewares, textiles, stationery, fashion, lifestyle and kids products. With free creative workshops, gourmet food, kids activities and exclusive designer showbags there’s plenty to enjoy!




Homeware label Arro Home’s debut range includes bed linen, cushions, kitchen textiles, ceramics and rugs designed Beci Orpin.



‘Indigo’ vases by ceramicist Bridget Bodenham. Created in the idyllic bushland setting of Hepburn Springs, each piece is handmade from high-fired stoneware clay with a limestone glaze and cobalt indigo stripes.



Nominated for the London Design Museum’s 2013 ‘Design of the year’ award, the iconic ‘Faceture’ vase by Phil Cuttence (UK) will be available exclusively from Designstuff at The Big Design Market.



Debut collection of bespoke homewares from Hello Polly, featuring a vibrant and eclectic mix of giclee art prints, knitted merino cushions and throws designed and made in Melbourne.



The ‘Stretch’ jug by D. Jones and C. Cholewa, designed to utilise the specialist skills and facilities of JamFactory’s glass and metal design studios. For over 40 years Adelaide’s JamFactory has been presenting outstanding exhibitions and nurturing the careers of talented artists, craftspeople and designers.



Kip & Co.’s new SS14 range, One Fine Day, combines a bright colour palette and bold pattern to create bedding, bathrobes and towels that capture the essence of summer.



An iconic Limedrop design, Clea Garrick’s cloud print captures the ethereal, dreamy sky overhead. Digitally printed onto the finest 100% organic bamboo lyocell fabric and made into beautiful bedding in collaboration with Ettitude.



JUC Summer Series hand painted ceramic platter by Martinich&Carran, a collaborative artistic partnership between Melbourne artists Rowena Martinich and Geoffrey Carran.



Bombay Sapphire Pendant from the newly launched lighting range by Sustainable Stubbies. Using traditional hot glass techniques, Ruth Allen up-cycles manufactured bottles into stunning lights, vases, jugs and glass tumblers.



Handmade ceramic food boards from Takeawei’s ‘Origami’ collection in mint and pink. The exquisite patterns and textures reflect ceramicist Chela Edmund’s background as a textile designer for New York legends Vera Wang and Donna Karan.



New glass and copper lights by The Mod Collective, a boutique porcelain studio producing sought after ceramic vessels, sculptural works and modern lighting.



Iconic Zaishu stool featuring artwork by illustrator Beth-Emily – one of the six amazing designers collaborating with Zaishu to create a limited edition of 5 stools each for an exhibition exclusive to The Big Design Market. (Available for purchase only at The Big Design Market.)



High-fired stained porcelain ‘Mix & Match’ planter pots in matte pastel colours by creative duo Keir MacDonald and Asha Cato of Angus&Celeste. The generous drip reservoir allows for easy watering and minimises spills inside.


Slot together PlayCube made from eco-friendly plywood by Little Green Room, designers of contemporary spaces for children to play and learn.



Rope light by artisanal lighting designer Volker Haug. Haug’s internationally acclaimed, unique designs range from ceiling pendants, to table lamps, wall lights and bespoke pieces.

The Big Design Market