Melbourne Design Fair 2023 launches at Melbourne

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Design enthusiasts in Melbourne are in for a treat, as the annual Melbourne Design Fair has launched at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and will run until May 21. This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, featuring the work of more than 150 designers across 60+ presentations from all Australian states and territories.

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Visitors will have the chance to view and purchase one-of-a-kind, limited edition, and small batch design production, including furniture, lighting, and contemporary jewelry. The fair showcases some of the most cutting-edge designs from established and emerging designers, providing an impressive range of designs that appeal to both collectors and the general public alike.

The Melbourne Design Fair features several feature group presentations, including Agency, ALM, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Craft Victoria, C. Gallery, Leonard Joel, MARS Gallery, Modern Times, OIGALL PROJECTS, Origine, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Stanley Street Gallery, Broached Commissions, and Sullivan+Strumpf, among others. Visitors can expect to see a wide range of exciting and innovative designs from these groups.

One of the highlights of this year’s Melbourne Design Fair is the new section dedicated to contemporary jewelry presentations. The fair also includes an NGV-curated exhibition, FOCUS, which brings attention to the work of five accomplished Australian female designers and makers. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about their creative processes and inspirations.

In addition to the exhibitions, the TALKS series, presented by Major Partner Mercedes-Benz, offers visitors the opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of the culture of collectible design while learning how to incorporate works into lived spaces. The series features leading international and local voices in design, art, and architecture and provides insightful discussions on contemporary issues in design.

The Melbourne Design Fair is part of Melbourne Design Week, which is an initiative of the Victorian Government and is delivered by Creative Victoria and the NGV. As one of the most important events in the Australian design calendar, Melbourne Design Week brings together designers, architects, and artists from across the country to inspire new ideas and showcase innovative designs.

Overall, the Melbourne Design Fair is a must-see event for anyone interested in design and creativity. With so many exciting exhibitions, presentations, and talks taking place over the course of the fair, visitors are sure to leave feeling inspired and energised.

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