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The Design Co-Op - Launch

  • Glow studios 19-27 Ireland Street West Melbourne, VIC, 3003 Australia (map)

A bespoke weekend to connect, collaborate & learn.

In the true spirit of collaboration, Anne-Claire Petre from Anaca Studio and Elizabeth Bull from One Fine Print have united over 13 local Melbourne design businesses to create an exciting bespoke event: The Design Co-Op. 
Spread over three days in March 2018, The Design Co-Op will celebrate the blending of unique Australian design brands and empower attendees to realise that any space can be transformed into a meaningful ‘home’.

he event aims to strengthen the existing design community, encourage the growth of new networks, promote boutique local design brands, and offer interactive learning opportunities for both industry professionals and the design-savvy public. 

When: 23-25 March 2018



Friday 23th March 2018 

Launch - 6pm-9pm
The showcase opens! Meet the designers and collaborators.

Come and join us for a few drinks, mingle, chat and have a good time in a casual atmosphere, surrounded by beautiful design. 


Saturday 24th March 2018 

11.00am (duration 1 hour)
"Rental is on the rise - why we shouldn’t compromise our home environment"
Q&A discussion including a panel of local interior designers.  

ccording to the 2016 census, the rental population is on the rise, meaning people are transitioning between places, and renting or living in non-traditional spaces more than ever. How do we create the Australian dream without owning property. 


1.30pm (duration 1 hour)
"Challenges, Wins and Out right fails - The real life of a design studio"
Q&A discussion including a panel of local interior designers.  

It's not always as glamorous and fun as portrayed on social media. We've invited a panel of industry professionals to take us behind the scenes of their design practice and let you in on a few stories.


3.00pm (duration 1 hour)
"How to lead by Design? Opportunities to create change in the industry"  
Q&A discussion including a panel of local interior designers & architects.  

eople evolve, buildings evolve, cities evolve... How interior designers and architects be leaders and guide the way to a better living environment and a better future?


Sunday 25th March 2018 

11.00am (duration 1 hour)
Designing and styling a thoughtful home - the effect that good design and art has on us"
Q&A discussion including a panel of local interior designers.  

Let's talk about what makes a home, a home. Tips and advice on what are the extra little (or big) things you can consider when furnishing your home to create not just impact but comfort. 


1.30am (duration 1 hour)
"Why buy good design & avoid instant decoration gratification"
Q&A discussion including a panel of local interior designers.  

uy well, buy once. Why we should look into what we purchase and where from? Buying good design makes sense morally and ethically.  


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