Presenting 40 projects by 21 Melbourne studios, the ‘Design Wall’ was commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia for ‘Melbourne Now’, a celebration of art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice. Curated by Simone Leamon, almost 700 objects are suspended on a wall of 7 x 15 meters, with multiples of the items presented to communicate their relationship to serial production. The installation is based on five themes: design and social culture, design and the economy, design and sustainability, design and the human body, design and visual culture.
‘Melbourne Now’ is at the Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, Australia and National Gallery of Victoria, International runs from 22 November 2013 to 23 March 2014.
The installation is supported by the Hugh D. T. Williamson foundation, and features projects by Brightgreen; Catalyst Design Group and Knog; Charlwood Design for Oates; Cobaltniche for Yarra Trams, Keepcup and Associated Controls; Crumpler; Demain International for Blucave; Design+Industry for Quickboats and Billi; David Flynn for Willow Ware Australia; Dale Hardiman; Helen Kontouris; Tom Kovac; Adam Lynch; Outerspace Design for B.Box; Nick Rennie; Rip Curl; Ronstan; Sherrin; Sprocket; Belinda Stening and Ccurve Magazine.
Images © Nicole England
All images courtesy of Simone Leamon