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Experimental Furniture Exhibition

  • The Stables Exhibition Space, Meat Market, 2 Wreckyn Street North Melbourne, VIC, 3051 Australia (map)

The ExLab: Experimental Furniture Exhibition showcases innovative and experimental furniture pieces designed and made by graduate students at the Melbourne School of Design, in the Faculty ofArchitecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.

This year, the design brief challenged students to design a small furniture piece using an experimental process that is driven by material qualities and processes of making. This unusual process results in innovative furniture that pushes the boundaries of beauty, function and innovation.

experimental furniture exhibition
Some of the best design comes from understanding and exploiting the constraints of a source
material
— Jas Johnston - Studio Leader

Unlikely materials feature prominently amongst the furniture, with pieces made from recycled coffee grounds, paper or foam. With the finished pieces exemplifying how the constraints of certain materials can, in fact, be manipulated and used to the designer’s advantage, driving the design process.

“The furniture pieces also incorporate each designer’s own interests and design agendas into the process as well. For those interested in new technology we have furniture made from an industrial robot 3d printer and another assembled using holographic instructions.”

LAUNCH EVENT:
FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER - 6:00 PM– 8:00PM

EXHIBITION DATES:
FRIDAY 19TH TO 21ST - 11:00 AM - 4:00PM

FREE EVENT


Earlier Event: October 18
Como by Design
Later Event: October 20
Seasonal Shift Calendar by Hannah Fox