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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LOCAL DESIGN presents RACHEL VOSILA | ‘One A Week’ | @ The Design Residency | 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, SYDNEY |

Part way through her year long project, LOCAL DESIGN presents a curated selection of pieces from designer Rachel Vosila’s ‘One a Week’ project. The premise of this project is to design and produce an original chair each week for the entire year of 2015 with 52 chairs in 52 weeks. In association with The Design Residency and City of Sydney, LOCAL DESIGN will play host to a curated edit of the project thus far with RV live in the space for the duration of the activation.

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LD1 | @ 46-48 Kensington Street, Chippendale, SYDNEY

LOCAL DESIGN launched their first exhibition LD1 within their new HQ 46-48 Kensington Street, Chippendale during the weekend of BEAMS Festival. Right on the cusp of Sydney’s CBD Kensington Street is a new must-visit lifestyle precinct that combines heritage, hospitality, retail and art in a way that Sydney has never seen before.

The first LOCAL DESIGN exhibition is currently showcasing thirteen Australian designer products. The series of interior mediums including lighting, soft furnishing, textiles and object are juxtaposed against the heritage building and flanked beside industrial stylised imagery shot within the Kensington St landscape by photographer Jem Cresswell and stylist Emma Elizabeth.

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LOCAL DESIGN presents | ‘WHO CARE’S…?’ | @ The Design Residency

WHO CARES….? A question evoked by an evolving window installation reflecting LOCAL DESIGN as a subject. Do people even care what and who makes local design…?  A design studio of innovative solutions, projects and experimentation, DAAST is the combined design thinking of designers Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashindaast. When approached to take over this statement location within The Design Residency at 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst the boys yearned to initiate a conversation within an installation.

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Veuve Clicquot collaborates with Adam Goodrum | The Riddling Stool

The iconic brand that optimizes the colour yellow: Veuve Clicquot has collaborated, in an Australian first, with leading Australian designer Adam Goodrum to create a limited edition design piece inspired by the iconic champagne house. Adam unveiled last week in Sydney his highly anticipated ‘Riddling Stool’ at furniture emporium Cult Design.

The Riddling Stool bears the hallmarks of Adam Goodrum’s design philosophy and his immersion in the world of Veuve Clicquot. Designed to pack flat, the Riddling Stool is rendered in laser-cut aluminium with piano hinges, in the signature yellow colour of Veuve Clicquot and was manufactured by Australian company Tait in their Melbourne factory.

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This flash back memory from Milan Design Week has resonated in our minds and corneas since April, Louis Vuitton transported its heritage and us into new territory. Having first presented an interior collaboration collection at Design Miami in 2012, the 2015 showcase was an empowering display of 21st Century design juxtaposed against the interior palatial history of Palazzo Bocconi.

The Objets Nomades range includes 16 collectable items of foldable furniture and travel accessories created in collaboration with some of the most creative designers of our times: Patricia Urquiola, Maarten Baas, the Campana Brothers, Barber &

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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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