designEX + AMS

Australia’s most established design event designEX engaged AMS in 2011 to curate show features HIVES and NEST; and invited AMS to join the designEX Advisory Panel of industry leaders advising on show content and suggested delivery models.

HIVES proved to be one of the most popular of all designEX events  – with curatorial themes set by Sargeant for designEX Sydney 2012, and Melbourne 2013, displayed products expressed a fresh take on contemporary luxury, and intelligent design technologies – set in 2 purpose-built showcases.

NEST – an independent collective of furniture and lighting designers – was conceived by AMS in 2011, with invited exhibitors launching new furniture, lighting and homeware designs.

NEST returns in 2014 for it’s third instalment May 28-31, 2014.

‘We identified a need for Australian furniture, lighting and object designers to annually present new work in a commercial context.

NEST is a genuine platform that enables designers to further their careers by cementing industry relationships, and connecting with design professionals.’


AMS interviewed designEX keynote speaker Michael Young, leading a lively session on innovative design practice in Asia – watch video of the talks here.