Launch Pad nurtures the next generation of design talent in our region. Meet the up-and-comers that inspired us this year.
Two years out of University, Canberra-based industrial designer René Linssen has garnered quite a following for himself in the Australian design community. And it’s not hard to see why.
The 2017 Launch Pad Australia Jury have their sights set. This diverse panel of industry connoisseurs know is exactly what their looking for, keen to uncover the next big thing in emerging Australian design – could that be you?
Partners in business and life, Eva Dijkstra and Michael Lugmayr are the brains behind two unique Sydney-based design ventures. They began Design by Toko in 2001 in Rotterdam before they relocated to Sydney in 2007, and have since become firm fixtures in the design community. More recently, Eva and Michael began Print Gallery by Toko, an online store that services architects, interior designers, stylists and commercial showrooms with limited edition serigraphs, screen prints and lithographs. We take five to chat with Eva and Michael about their design inspirations.
Rye Dunsmuir’s XO Chair by Workshopped combines classic proportions, contemporary lines and age-old processes to ensure sustainability through longevity.
The opening night of WORKSHOPPED 14: Clean Slate, at Supa Centa Moore Park, was inspiring. Design was of the highest calibre and the crowd was energised. The work from every designer had obviously been developed thoughtfully from concept to final execution, and knowing these will be the people leading the future of Australian design was encouraging to say the least. The night not only proved good things are happening now, but was a great promise of what is to come.
In Habitus 20 we featured the new MINI Paceman in a photo shoot – check out some of the products and images here and pick a copy of the magazine (on sale June 26!) for the full shoot in all its glossy glory.
Coming together under the common goal of having an Australian or New Zealander design piece in every home, the team at Workshopped continue to foster home-grown talent by way of their annual exhibition.