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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2018

Now in it’s 16th year, the LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL took place last week and LD’s Emma Elizabeth was in town to check out some of the highlights. With over 550 exhibitions and the city broken up into a series of districts, it’s impossible to see everything but here below are a series of her snaps, featuring the designers and their works that caught her eye.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING FOR MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2019…….

We have been overwhelmed by the number of calls and emails in regards to what is on the cards for Milan Design Week 2019. So here is the gossip thus far, LD’s Emma Elizabeth is heading to Milan this month to meet with the 5 Vie committee in order to organise the exhibition and event for next year. Once all the information is gathered, with location confirmed and the creative direction decided on. LOCAL DESIGN will be creating an open call out, that will include all information in regards to the 2019 show and full application process.

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F&A presented the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING…

With a focus on creative camaraderie, the Friends & Associates founders Dale Hardiman and Tom Skeehan celebrated Australian contemporary design within the walls of the industrial meat market Melbourne location.

Running over 3 days the showcase played host to the LOCAL MILAN No.3 Melbourne edit exhibition, along with exhibiting independent creatives from various disciplines including: furniture, lighting and accessories.

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LOCAL DESIGN presents LOCAL MILAN No. 3

The third edition of LOCAL MILAN was presented last week during Milan Design Week, housed in a Palazzo within the 5 Vie district on Via Cesare Correnti 14.

LOCAL MILAN No.3 featured 26 Australian designers and was the largest independent showcase of Australian design to date in Milan. Curated and creatively directed by LOCAL DESIGN’s founder Emma Elizabeth, who styled and creatively directed the pieces to become reactive with each of the Palazzo’s bold interior coloured walls.

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LOCAL MILAN No. 3 COMING SOON…

The third edition of LOCAL MILAN presented by LOCAL DESIGN will take place during this year’s Milan Design Week.

LOCAL MILAN features 26 Australian designers and is the largest independent showcase of Australian design in Milan to date. Pioneering the way forward for Australian design, Emma Elizabeth, founder of LOCAL DESIGN, has single-handedly curated and directed the exhibition to advance awareness and understanding of Australian design amongst a global audience.

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TOM FEREDAY & LOUIS VUITTON

The Louis Vuitton Paris & Hong Kong team, have recently commissioned Sydney based designer Tom Fereday, to create a series of bespoke furniture pieces for their new Westfield Bondi Junction store. After three months of development, working in collaboration with Louis Vuitton, Tom has created a series of custom tables, chairs, side tables, armchair and day bed in Kvadrat Maharam fabrics including Maharams new leather collection.

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VENETO VISIONS

There is nothing that makes us air punch emoji more, than when we hear and see, Australian designers creating works that involve layers of research and connection to old and new crafts, tied with technical enthusiasm with overseas brands. Exhibit A, Copenhagen based Australian designer Nikolai Kotlarcyzk who has worked with the Italian brand Portego based in Veneto.

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About the Blog

The LOCAL DESIGN blog is a creative visual diary with content created and contributed by leading local and offshore creatives and designers.

We want the creative community to hide their inhibitions, let their hair down and showcase whatever their eclectic heart’s desire. From the projects they are working on, the places they are visiting, their childhood memories, what music they are listening too, whatever makes them tick, it is a complete open online creative platform. Go on we dare you to pick up a camera and tell us your stories….

Along with this open-minded approach to the blog we will also be reporting on global and local design weeks, events, exhibitions, shows etc. with raw and real visuals alongside interesting insider perspectives.

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