From waste minimisation and clever examples of sustainability, many Australian designers are intrinsically addressing environmental concerns through the careful selection of product, materials, manufacturing and production.
Nobody would argue over how important it is to support Australian design. Not just great for building the local industry, supporting Australian design will only increase the quality and range of design options available to us all.
It’s a nice idea to support emerging designers. But aside from that, what are the benefits of doing so? What do we as consumers get out of buying these new designs and what does it mean for the future of the design industry?
What is happening in Milan right now? An overwhelming amount of design – that’s what. After all, Salon del Mobile, or Milan Design week, is the largest design fair in the world. In light of that, this is a small taste of what’s happening in the northern hemishphere right now.
Last month, Catapult Design opened its flagship Sydney showroom in Darlinghurst. Coming just over a year after the company burst onto the scene, working primarily with architecture and interior design clients, the showroom cements a core value held by the company—supporting and promoting local design and manufacture to Australian audiences.