Freestyle: New Australian design for living (p178-183)

Co-published by Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design and the Melbourne Museum
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Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design and the Melbourne Museum
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Freestyle: new Australian design for living brings together the work and stories of 40 outstanding Australian designers from the fields of furniture, lighting, textiles, homewares, fashion, jewellery and accessories. This exhibition aims to reflect the character, vibrancy and increasing maturity of contemporary design in Australia. Handmade one-off and limited edition design objects are showcased and considered alongside industrially manufactured items and prototypes - reflecting the breadth and nature of design excellence and innovation in Australia. Intriguing aspects of the personality, passion and process of the individual designers is revealed and their work is placed within broader personal and cultural contexts. Freestyle provides a unique and timely overview of contemporary object design in Australia. Curated by Object's Associate Director Brian Parkes and accompanied by a major publication this compelling survey exhibition is a first-time collaboration between Melbourne Museum and Object Gallery. Opening in Melbourne, Freestyle travels to Sydney before embarking on a national and international tour. Melbourne Museum is a venue of Museum Victoria, a statutory authority funded by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria. Together Object Gallery and Melbourne Museum aim to promote Australia's design excellence both within Australia and globally.
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