ID. featured again this year in Melbourne at DEN FAIR. Supported by AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE, the installation of 21 invited design studio and brands to showcase new works over 3 days to Australian design professionals.
Dennis Abalos JACARANDA LIGHTS and GREENWAY by Alex Fitzpatrick _ADesignStudio were standouts in Neale Whitaker’s top 10 from DEN.
GREENWAY was awarded best INDEPENDENT DESIGN from an esteemed judging panel that included Andrew Parr, SJB; Miriam MIM Design; and Juliette Arent ARENT & PIKE – for the combined brass, mouth blown glass, and 3D printed element, the pendent lighting series combining a choice of diffusers around a concealed LED light source.
SMOKEY STICKS by Christopher Boots were commissioned by HERMES Vancouver for the coveted holiday windows ARTISTES VITRINES – the Australian debut for the very limited edition aged brass and smokey quartz floor lamps.
RUBBISH STOOL by Peter Trimble was formed from a van full of waste polystyrene packaging that was heat shrunk in an experimental process that ultimately produced a functional stool. Commissioned by 1-OK Club – RUBBISH previewed ahead of the second 1-OK exhibition in association with ASSEMBLE PAPERS magazine.
BAMBOO BENCH previewed in Milan at Rossana Orlandi prior to showcasing at ID. with DEZION STUDIO by Asher Abergal.
Melbourne lighting designer unveiled his latest project, with LEAFY SEA DRAGON proving one of the most popular products at DENFAIR. The hand made, organically formed pendant can be hung indoor or outdoor and either vertical, angled or horizontally.
ID. x THE SNAP was founded by curator and creative producer Anne-Maree Sargeant following the departure of NEST Independent Design installation she created for defunct trade show designEX. ID. features new furniture, lighting and object by an invited selection of industrial designers, design studios, makers and craftspeople.
ID. x THE SNAP // DEN 15, Melbourne Exhibition Centre (May 28 – June 3, 2015)
Launched award-winning design collective ACHIER; the Australian debut of DOWEL JONES; the first ceramic tiled furniture by PORCELAIN BEAR; and popular lighting installations by ROSS GARDAM, INKSTERMAKEN and ALEX FITZPATRICK.
ID. x THE SNAP // DUBAI DESIGN WEEK – Melbourne Lights Up!! (October 28-Novemebr 1, 2015)
Invited by Dubai Design Week, ID. curated and produced MELBOURNE LIGHTS UP!! Featuring Christopher Boots, Andre Hnatojko and Jonathan Ben-Tovim.
ID x THE SNAP // DEN 16, Melbourne Exhibition Centre (June 1 – 4, 2016)