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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.

Emma Elizabeth, curator and creative director of LOCAL DESIGN.

Featured here > Peacock Fish hall runner rug by Emma Elizabeth Designs & Designer Rugs >> Piece of Pie coffee table by Jonathan Zawada & VELA >> SO lights & NAVE chair by Skeehan Studio >>> Salome wall sculpture by Korban/Falubert >>>> Bloom Cabinet by Arthur Seigur & Adam Goodrum

Featured here > Ouroboros chair by Jonathan Zawada & VELA in Kvadrat Textiles >> Voyage screens by Nicholas Fuller

Designers left to right > Tom Skeehan , Adam Goodrum, Arthur Seigur and Nicholas Fuller.

“It’s hard to describe Australian design as it draws from so many cultures and influences,” says Emma Elizabeth. “The objective of LOCAL MILAN is to present a collective of Australian design that will heighten the global perspective of our Australian aesthetic and style, encouraging and supporting local designers to continue raising the bar.”

The response from press, guests, visitors, industry and the general public was overwhelming, attendants to Milan Design Week this year was up 180% on last year, with over 1500 Fuorisalone exhibitions taking place around the city. So to be able to make some strong creative noise amongst that many exhibitions, is a heroic achievement for all of the designers involved and Australia as a design nation.

Guests to the Palazzo were greeted by the scent of BORONIA by Grandiflora’s Saskia Havekes, while an eclectic soundscape created by artist Mason Mulholland echoed through the rooms.

Featured here > Nepenthes Verdigris pendants by Christopher Boots >> Everything is Golden Mirror Collection & Marble Objet d’Arte by Hava Studio >>> Luxe Storage Collection by Sagitine

Designers top to bottom > Christopher Boots & Patty Hava

Featured here > Everything is Golden Mirror Collection & Marble Objet d’Arte by Hava Studio >> The Pandanus Pedestal table by Jamie Durie  >>> SIA limited edition chair by Tom Fereday

Featured here > Plane table by Fred Ganim >> Rev stools by Adam Cornish >>> Brass Vase by ACV Studio >>>> Credenza by Jon Goulder >>>>> Lounge chair by Ross Gardam >>>>>> Coat wall hanger by Fred Ganim

Featured here > Credenza by Jon Goulder >> Light by Studio Henry Wilson >>> Strand Chair by Adam Cornish >>>> Glass Bricks by Poesia Glass >>>> Silkscreen art work by Kate Banazi

Featured here > Floor lamp by Nicholas Fuller >> Armchair & Side Tables by Jon Goulder >>> Everything is Golden Mirror & Objet d’art by Patty Hava

Featured here > Brass wall objects by ACV Studio >> Credenza by Jon Goulder >>> Table lamp by Studio Henry Wilson >>>> Glass bricks by Poesia Glass >>>>> Venena Arca cabinet by Dowel Jones >>>>>> Armchair by Jon Goulder

Designers left to right > Henry Wilson, Adam Lynch, Fred Ganim, Anna Varendorff.

Designer & Retailer left to right > Jon Goulder and Fiona Spence

Featured here > Rev stool by Adam Cornish >> Lounge Chair & Coffee Tables by Ross Gardam >>> Coat wall hanger by Fred Ganim >>>> Floor lamps by Charles Wilson 

Featured here > Floor lamps by Charles Wilson >> Torso Chair by Walter Barda 

Featured here > Console by Jon Goulder >> Ora desk lamp & mirror by Ross Gardam >>> Coat wall hanger by Fred Ganim

Designers left to right > Adam Cornish, Ross Gardam, Jon Goulder

Featured here > Gilded Cage screen by Kate Banazi >> SIA limited edition chair by Tom Fereday >>> Glass Bricks by Poesia Glass >>>> Lighting by Volker Haug Studio

Featured here > Rev stool by Adam Cornish >> Gilded Cage screen by Kate Banazi 

Featured here > Floor lamps by Charles Wilson >> Wall Art by Kate Banazi

Designers left to right > Tom Fereday and Volker Haug

Featured here > Bling Bling Dynasty by Daniel Emma

Designers left to right > Daniel To and Emma Aiston

Featured here > SP01 outdoor collection with new extension pieces by Tom Fereday 

Over the next couple of weeks we will explore further each of the 26 designers works, visions and adventures.

Special thanks to our incredible supporters: Brickworks Building Products, Max & You, Zenith Interiors, Kvadrat Maharam and 5 Vie.

Images by > Photographer Emanuele Zamponi
Stylist Emma Elizabeth



  1. Allan Aitken says:

    Loved seeing Australian designers featured in Milan Design Week.

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