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FACTORY DESIGN DISTRICT | VIVID SYDNEY |

The inagural Factory Design District by the multi talented Kobe Johns, graced the VIVID Sydney schedule this year housed in the ex Doug Up On Bourke location in Waterloo. Now known as The Commune, the industrial warehouse setting housed a selection of iconic Australian design brands like: Dinosaur Designs, Made by Tait, Mud and ISM Objects. Along with a series of smaller independent designers and LOCAL DESIGN.

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LOCAL DESIGN PRESENTS LOCAL MILAN @ MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016

What a week! 12 designers, 5000 bricks & probably 5000 Aperols. With the sound of Australian artist Thrupence and the scent of Aesop echoing and undulating through the ex church now theatre: Teatro Arsenale. 12 designers under the guidance of curators Emma Elizabeth & Tom Fereday transformed the space into a stong stylistic statement for Australian design as a whole.

5000 La Paloma black bricks provided by Brickworks Building Products acted as the scengraphic base to build, by hand, the display of products by designers: Shilo Engelbrecht, Frag Woodall,

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LOCAL MILAN | MILAN DESIGN WEEK | TEATRO ARSENALE | 5 VIE

LOCAL DESIGN presents ‘LOCAL MILAN’, proudly supported by Brickworks Building Products. A showcase of 12 leading Australian designers, will be dramatically stylized with over 5000 bricks within the ex church now theatre ‘Teatro Arsenale’ within the new unique area of 5 Vie. Curated by LOCAL DESIGN founder & stylist Emma Elizabeth & industrial designer Tom Fereday, the two will ask you to question their countries design.

What is Australian Design…? What’s is Australian style…? Don’t know………………..?    Well we will show you!

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LOCAL DESIGN x WES ANDERSON | DESIGNER TOM FEREDAY LAUNCHES WES

LOCAL DESIGN played host last week to the official launch of designer Tom Fereday’s WES range. The Wes Anderson inspired collection was the last exhibition to take place within the 46-48 Kensington Street, Chippendale location that LD occupied for the past 5 months, where they utilized the space as a creative concept venue.

The collection produced by The SD Element & distributed by Zenith is a powerful display of palette choice, form & function, with the modular formations making a striking visual choice for any commercial or even residential project.

A selection of the WES collection is now on route to Milan,

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Emma Elizabeth launches ‘Natural Progression’ | @ LOCAL DESIGN in collaboration with Designer Rugs

LOCAL DESIGN played host within their Chippendale creative concept space to designer & stylist Emma Elizabeth who launched her new collection ‘Natural Progression’ in collaboration with Designer Rugs. The collection stems from her previous success within Australia and overseas with the Round Diamond rug design, again she has focused on a textile that is a zoom in and exaggeration taken and/or abstracted from reality.

The collection Natural Progression consists of three designs: Plumage, Medusa & Pisces that can be customised to work within a square, rectangle, circle and even a triangular rug form. It is the power of customisation of form and colour that really pushed Emma Elizabeth into this conceptual textile realm,

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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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