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LOCAL DESIGN presented ‘LOCAL MILAN’, now in it’s second year, during Milan’s recent Design Week proudly supported by Brickworks Building Products, a showcase of 11 Established Australian designers. Curated by designer, stylist and creative director of LOCAL DESIGN, Emma Elizabeth. 8000 La Paloma White Artico bricks were hand placed within Oratorio della Passione, to create the scenography within the Sant’Ambrodgio district in 5 Vie. With 1000 long San Selmo Corso Aqua bricks hand placed in the outside courtyard, that neighboured the famous Basilica Di Sant’Ambrogio.

The 11 designers included left to right: Tom Skeehan, Dowel Jones, Ryan McGoldrick x Kate Banazi, Charles Wilson, A.C.V Studio, Tom Fereday, Christopher Boots, Emma Elizabeth, Jon Goulder, Ross Gardam and Adam Goodrum.

A completely incredible feat for Australian design, with the designers working over the three day bump in, to hand lay the bricks to build the showcase for the 11 designer pieces. It was an incredible week, with many an adventures, giggles and soccer games. With highlight outcomes including designer Jon Goulder having his Settlers Chair purchased by BDDW and a large series of designers having their pieces acquired by MINT Gallery in London for a showcase in September.

Designer Ross Gardam’s Ora 23 carrot gold design lamp, was the perfect piece to work within the hidden alcoves of Oratorio Della Passione.

Natural light flooded the space each day, as the scent of Aesop perfume undulated through the candle lit air, with echoing beats by Australian artist Tash Sultana.

Left to right: Adam Goodrum >> Bilgola Arm Chair, Coffee Table and Boab glass vessell Christopher Boots >> Prometheus outwards wall sconce

Left to right: Christopher Boots >> Pythagoras wall sconce & Sugar Bomb wall sconces Dowel Jones >> Sir Burly high stoolLeft to right Charles Wilson >> La Niña side table & Sarus Chair

A.C.V Studios joined us for the week foraging each day around the city for fresh flora and fauna for her Brass Vase collection of which then headed off to the Armel Soyer gallery in Paris.

Left to right: Kate Banazi x Ryan McGoldrick >> collaboration of ‘Umbra’ sculptural lights Tom Skeehan >> Hoshi Arm Chair & Halo Floor Light A.C.V Studio >> Brass Vase Collection

Jon Goulder collaborated with glassblower Liam Fleming to create the Congruent Series Tables with tops in Tasmanian Blackwood.

Tom Fereday showcased through SP01 Jeanette Chair and Mito Light in solid ash through Rakumba Lighting.

Dowel Jones took over the sun filled courtyard area showcasing their new range “Hurdle”, in European Beech with textured white frames.

Flanked at the back of the space was a vignette including: Mito Light in calacatta marble by Tom Fereday with Farfalla Rug by Emma Elizabeth and Settlers Chair by Jon Goulder.

On the Wednesday evening, LOCAL DESIGN co hosted a celebration of Australian design with Vogue Living, with the perfect pairing of wines by Bird In Hand. The Italian range of modern Australian wines were produced in collaboration with passionate Milan-born Silvia Colloca, with an exterior bottle graphic designed by Australian fashion designer Dion Lee.

Special thanks to catering by Satoria Del Gusta & music curator and DJ: Dual U / Inciso Crew for the evening event.

Another massive thank you to all our sponsors: Brickworks Building Products, Zenith, Designer Rugs, Bird In Hand and also our incredible friends: Cosimo and Paola from Oratorio Della Passione and Emma Elizabeth’s numero uno Milano mate on the ground Silvia Spagnol. Along with the 5 Vie committee for believing in and supporting Australian design, grazie mille ancora.

Images by > Photographer | Fiona Susanto Styling | Emma Elizabeth


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