WORKSHOPPED18 launches new design
21 June 2018
- When 21 Jun - 25 Jul 2018
The Australian Design Centre (ADC) and the Australian design company called Workshopped are calling for expressions of interest from designers to take part in WORKSHOPPED18.
WORKSHOPPED is an annual program of mentoring, exhibitions, industry and public events conceived to build the market and launch new design. Workshopped and the ADC aim to reveal the very best in new industrial design and manufacturing of Australian furniture, lighting and homewares.
Workshopped is a uniquely innovative Australian company that exhibits, manufactures and retails Australian and New Zealand design products while nurturing the skills and talents of up-and-coming local designers. This year Workshopped is collaborating with the Australian Design Centre (ADC), a leading force in Australian design advocacy, curation and the development of exhibitions and events for broad audiences, to present the latest in Australian new design.
Workshopped and the ADC are now looking for design that is innovative, sustainable or enduring, that explores new concepts, materials or processes, that is intelligent, considered and fit for purpose.
Workshopped18 is an outstanding opportunity for designers to showcase their work in a dynamic exhibition hosted at ADC’s William Street exhibition spaces in Sydney.
Join the long list of renowned WORKSHOPPED alumni including; Simon Ancher, Karina Clarke, Adam Cornish, Jon Goulder, Dale Hardiman, Trent Jansen, Andrew Simpson and Kate Stokes.
Submissions to Workshopped18, are open to all Australian industrial, furniture, lighting and object designers, emerging and established.
The exhibition component of WORKSHOPPED18 opens to the public on 21 June 2018, with a full program of events including design awards for exhibitors.
Key dates for WORKSHOPPED18
23 April Submissions close soon!
2 May Applicants notified and invoice payment due in 30 days
11 June Products delivered to the Australian Design Centre, Sydney
14-20 June Installation
21 June Opening Night
21 June – 25 July Exhibition at the Australian Design Centre
26-27 July Products collected
The Design Brief
Does your design demand attention and is it fit for purpose?
Does the chair, table, lamp, rug or tableware set do what you’d hoped it would? Is it comfortable, functional, do you smile when you look at it? Is it unique, sustainable, innovative or enduring – what is its point of difference?
Are you ready to take the next steps toward production or are you looking to test your market?
WORKSHOPPED18 submissions need to describe:
Design intent; why and how the design came about
Design innovation; what sets this design apart from others like it
Design description; materials, dimensions and construction
Production; outline the manufacturing/production processes, including production volume
Market; define the potential market
A Work/s is either one work or one series of works that is part of a set or family of works. Maximum of two Work/s are permitted per designer.
Categories and Awards
The exhibition will include the shortlisted designs across lighting, furniture and objects, along with a full program of events and a select number of awards for presentation.
Applicant categories include:
Emerging designers – under five years of practice
Established designers – over five years of practice
Entry is free but shortlisted applicants will contribute a $275 ($250 + GST) fee towards exhibition production.
Exhibitors may be required to freight their works to and from ADC, and be available for installation if required.