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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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FLASH BACK | MILAN DESIGN WEEK | LOUIS VUITTON | OBJETS NOMADES

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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DESIGNER GOSSIP | MAKE DO | BY TRENT JANSEN & UAP

Recently Australian designer Trent Jansen has been working on a collection of public space furniture for UAP, this new collection has just been released, called Make Do. UAP and Trent were commissioned to develop this collection into a group of furniture pieces for the UNSW Galleries. The full collection consists of: Make Do Seat, Bench and Coffee Table, and now sits in the foyer of the UNSW Galleries in Paddington, NSW.

The Make Do Bench, Seat and Coffee Table are influenced by the make do attitude that was born on the Australian frontier during the 19th Century.

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NEW YORK DESIGN WEEK | SIGHT UNSEEN OFFSITE | BY CONOR BURKE

Sight Unseen is an online magazine that takes readers inside the worlds of design, art, fashion, and photography. With in-depth, behind-the-scenes reportage, Sight Unseen uncovers the stories, inspirations, and obsessions of some of the most fascinating designers and artists working today. During New York Design Week this inspirational publication creates Sight Unseen OFFSITE produced and curated annually by former editors of I.D magazine and now co-founders of Sight Unseen Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer.

This show really demonstrated simple, robust, form driven designs which made a nice change from the strong presence of Memphis influenced designs,

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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….

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