Join The Design Circus
International design greats will excite and stimulate the design communities of Australia when they descend on Perth for this year’s Design Circus!
Now in its second year The Design Circus, hosted by Mobilia, is a three-day event showcasing local and global design. The importance of design in our culture will be highlighted through interactive and live events that include exhibitions, workshops, talks and a cocktail party with a cause.
The event was inspired by the global event Design Circus which local designer Salvatore Fazzari from Mobilia’s experienced whilst travelling to international design fairs. This and his chance meeting with designer Pepe Garcia from Culdesac, who will curate the event, cemented the desire to offer something similar to Perth and Australian designers!
The Design Circus Schedule of Events – Dec 1 – 3, 2105
Diarise these below dates. Tell colleagues and friends then book your flights and tickets now not only to be inspired and be around like-minded peers all ticket sales go to selected charities, please see below.
Exhibition: The Design Circus Exhibition (Free Entry)
Tuesday 1st December – Thursday 3rd December 2015
Daily: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Place: State Theatre, Courtyard
Images above from last years exhibition. All Photos by: D-Max Photography
One of the highlights to this years event must be a conversation with design duo Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien from internationally acclaimed design studio Doshi Levien. Designing across several disciplines and industries Doshi Levien have enjoyed successful partnerships with industry leaders including: Moroso, Kvadrat, B&B italia, Cappellini, Camper, Swarovski, Galerie Kreo, as well as museums and cultural institutions.
Doshi and Levien will discuss their countless experiences, inspirations and journey to the top of this difficult and closed international design scene. This must-experience talk will inspire all who experience their journey.
Tickets: $35.00 each (All proceeds donated to Youth Focus via The Ride For Youth program)
Exhibition: 7 & Charity Cocktail Party for Autism West
curated by Janet Holmes à Court gallery
The iconic Series 7™ chair designed by Arne Jacobsen has remained the most sold stackable chair in its six-decade history. In honour of the chairs 60th anniversary Mobilia in collaboration with Janet Holmes a Court gallery have invited 7 local artists to personalise this grand lady of designer chair.
An exhibition of all seven chairs will be showcased at the Design Circus Exhibition. Then auctioned off at a special Design Circus Cocktail party aimed at raising money for Autism West. In addition to the seven individual pieces shown on the night all nine new colours versions of the Series 7™ chair produced especially for the anniversary will be on show.
Don’t miss the chance to back local design, bid on an original piece and support local charity.
design-estate will announce the list of local artists in coming editions.
Exhibition 7 Cocktail Party
Wednesday 2nd December 2015 State Theatre (Courtyard)
174-176 William Street, Perth WA 6000
6.00 – 10.00 pm
Tickets: $150.00 each (All proceeds donated to Autism West)
Tickets are limited so click here to buy.
Workshop: Xavi Mańosa: Xavi is a Potter 2.0
Tuesday 1st December
10.30 am (sharp) to 11.30 am
State Theatre (Courtyard)
Tickets: $5.00 each (All proceeds donated to Cure Brain Cancer Foundation)
Tickets are limited.
Xavier Mañosa a leading ceramicist and designer who founded studio Apparatu just five years ago. In this short time, he has become one of the most important and celebrated ceramicists of his generation. What fundamentally distinguishes Mañosa as a modern-day ceramicist is his boldness in chose of various materials plus exploration of new forms of expression.
Pieces by Apparatu have been exhibited at contemporary design fairs and festivals in London, Frankfurt, Saint- Étienne, Tokyo, New York, México and Stockholm, Australia, as well as in Madrid and Barcelona.
Xavi will talk about what he has been doing recently, his latest collections for some of the world’s greatest brands, the launch of his Fang collection at the Milan Furniture fair 2015 and more. Places are limited so book now!
Nina Masó: Editor in Chief Santa and Cole
Tuesday 1st December 2015
1.30 pm (sharp) – 2.30 pm
State Theatre (Courtyard) : 174 – 176 William Street, Perth
Tickets: $5.00 each (All proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Foundation)
In this workshop design co-founder and editor of Santa and Cole Nina Masó will join her colleague Jordi Sunyer to share their experiences and tales about the history and future of the Santa and Cole brand and design.
Designed by Santa and Cole in 2013 HeadHat is a multi-award winning ceramic lamp that comes in various sizes. Mobilia and Santa and Cole are offering designers from various disciplines the chance to create their own interpretation of the HeadHat collection. Alternately be inspired by the range of excellent brands Mobilia offers in designing your piece. Simply visit their website – Mobilia.
Head to The Design Circus for detailed information and deadlines.
The winner receives a rare opportunity to travel to Barcelona to meet the co-founders of the Santa and Cole brand. You’ll take a personalised tour of Santa & Cole’s beautiful 130 hectare estate “Parc Belloch” located in La Roca, 30km north of Barcelona.
In addition, the winning product will be prototyped and exhibited by Mobilia. The product will then be manufactured and marketed under the Joey license. The winner will receive a 5% commission on all future sales of their design.
Click here to find out all the details HeadHat by me Competition.
This is an incredible opportunity for any type of designer so hurry and take this opportunity to create something unique!