Over the last number of years Object: Australian Design Centre has explored many notions of design. From Freestyle: new Australian design for living in 2006 to HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics in 2011, Object has presented some of the most exciting current emerging and established practitioners working today.
But what’s next? What does the future hold?
CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade is a glimpse into this future. It is a look at designers that are currently working within the multifaceted Australian design landscape who have the potential to effect lifestyle, learning and cultural change in our lives over the next ten years.
recognises that design can evolve, and that, while outcomes are always desired, often it is the process that provides the greatest illustration. For this reason, CUSP will be anchored by a set of ideas, or ‘visions’, of what drives each designer. Rather than being about objects, CUSP becomes about practice.
featured designers include Chris Bosse (NSW), Healthabitat (NSW), Leah Heiss (VIC), Anupama Kundoo (QLD), Material By Product (VIC),Greg More (VIC), Floyd Mueller (VIC), Stephen Mushin (VIC), Alison Page (NSW), George Khut (NSW), Super Critical Mass (QLD and NSW) and Mari Velonaki (NSW).
More information on designers, locations for the exhibition installations, times, dates and details for the public experiences, and launch information for the digital elements will be updated over coming weeks and months. Stay tuned to Object Eye for information on the development of the program.
The visual identity and language for CUSP is being developed by TOKO Concept Design, the web presence is is being developed by Portable Studios, and the physical exhibition spaces are being developed by Freeman Ryan Design.