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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 curated 4 creatives : Tom Fereday, Kate Banazi, Karina Pires and Nathan Kaw aka Nat Kaw. Each was asked to showcase process and technique within the warehouse space to give guests a glimpse into the behind the scenes studio making and creating aspects to their works.

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Nat Kaw an emerging designer who works with recycled leathers using his cleverly designed template, to create bespoke card holders. We are surprised that he didn’t end up with RSI after FDD as he was busy producing piece after piece, that he intricately cut and composed in under 5 minutes. Fortunately the wet weather didn’t stop his fingers from making but unfortunately killed the battery in his car, hope you got it started again NK!

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Karina Pires from House of Six spent the three day event gracefully looming her way through the wet weekend, engaging with passers by in chit chat about her contemporary wool yarning techniques. Her chunky use of mix and match measurements constructed into a blanket form, that take her months to produce, are truly a textile that you will have for life and for your off springs life too.

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Even though it was possibly one of Sydney’s worst weather weekends to date, LOCAL DESIGN had a blast, talking all things design with the FDD crew and the dedicated designer visitors during the event. A big congratulations to Kobe and her team, it is so exciting to see Australia creating unique design destination events.

Who knows maybe even one day we will have our own design week on the calendar! Stand by Sydney……..

Images by > Photographer Fiona Susanto
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Events
  • LOCAL MILAN MOSTRA

    LOCAL MILAN MOSTRA
    Reportage exhibition of our experiences
    & works during
    Milan Design Week 2017

    15 June – 9 August

    Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street
    Darlinghurst, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Competitions
  • DRINK DINE DESIGN

    DRINK DINE DESIGN EMERGING DESIGNER AWARD 2017

    JamFactory
    Entries Close 1st September

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