The Design Co-Op

Words: Manuela Millan

In case you missed it take a look at our work for the Design Co-op exhibition during Melbourne Design Week 2018. 


Meet the team

#squadgoals #team

#squadgoals #team


We are proud to have been a part of the Design Co-op event during Melbourne Design Week. We teamed up with Anne-Claire Petre from Anaca Studio and Elizabeth Bull from One Fine Print to curate a living space out of a working photography studio.
We had about seven hours to transform the space from a functional workspace into an inviting and welcoming home for the weekend. Showcasing a beautiful range of local design brands and products we were able to style the dining and study areas, and I was very happy with how everything came together. The weekend also included a series of talks on design topics and I was part of the panel discussing “"Why buy good design & avoid instant decoration gratification" 

A big thanks to everyone who came along, and please enjoy a selection of photos from the event below!

Meet the designers

Lauren Li from  Sisalla , Fiona Parry Jones from  Von Haus Design  and Manuela Millan from  Meanwhile in Melbourne

Lauren Li from Sisalla, Fiona Parry Jones from Von Haus Design and Manuela Millan from Meanwhile in Melbourne


Manuela's space


Lauren's space


fiona's space



Meet the speakers

"Rental is on the rise - how do we create the Australian dream without owning a property?" 

Host: Amelia Barnes (Rented Space)
Designers: Petrina Turner (Petrina Turner Design) Stephanie Stamatis (Stephanie Somebody) Fiona Parry-Jones (Von Haus)


"Challenges, Wins and Out right fails - The real life of a design studio"

Host: Natalie Mortimer (Australian Design Review)
Designers: Camilla Molders (Camilla Molders Design), Michael Artemenko (Figr Architecture), Mairead Murphy (Maike Studio)


"How to lead by Design? Opportunities to create change in the industry"  

Host: Alice Blackwood (InDesign)
Designers: Anja de Spa (Molecule Studio), Monique Woodward (Wowowa), Peter Knights (Taylor Knights Architects)


"Designing and styling a thoughtful home - the effect that good design and art has on us"

Host:  Melia Rayner (Est Living)
Designers: Elizabeth Bull (One Fine Print), Lauren Li (Sisällä), Bek Sheppard (Bek Sheppard)


"Why buy good design & avoid instant decoration gratification"

Designers: Manuela Millan (Meanwhile In Melbourne), Anne-Claire Petre (anaca studio), Rebecca Jansma (Space Grace & Style)