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About Local Design

A curated online and offline hub to find uniquely designed interior products, opinions and ideas by creative professionals within the Australian and New Zealand design scene. LOCAL DESIGN is a platform for local designers by local designers, providing a unified voice, a marketplace and network for anyone to access. From specifying a product, to sourcing a creative for a specific project, LOCAL DESIGN is a site that caters to all your design-conscious needs online and offline.

This site supports the desire to focus on supporting local suppliers and designers. With a vision to create a level of market exposure to allow local designers to competitively sell high quality original designs, with a collectors mentality. In time hopefully steering the general public away from a replica market that has a stranglehold on the interiors/furniture market.

It’s time for designers to fight back, we need to think global and buy local, allowing local professionals to showcase their talents across an ever evolving global online and offline designer landscape.

With over a decade of experience in the creative industries both here in Australia and overseas, designer and stylist Emma Elizabeth has identified a need in the market for this type of platform and joined forces in January 2015 with her entrepreneurial brother James Coffey to form this online community.

Over the past four years LOCAL DESIGN has showcased a curation of Australian design under the guidance of Emma Elizabeth at Milan Design Week, aka Salone del Mobile within the 5 Vie district. Allowing guests to view Australian design, forge their own description and understanding of our industry. Illustrating globally through Emma Elizabeth’s creative direction, a visual protrayl of what she believes the Australian and New Zealand design aesthetic is and should be perceived to be.

Through the growth of these offline exhibitions we hope to connect creative talent with brands, expand Australian designed production/export and to create a global community that inspires and supports the growth of the design industry.

We would love for you all to please join us on our designer journey………………..

Emma Elizabeth & James Coffey