melbourne now design wall at the national gallery of victoria melbourne now design wall at the national gallery of victoria
dec 31, 2013

melbourne now design wall at the national gallery of victoria

melbourne now design wall at the national gallery of victoria
image © nicole england
all images courtesy of simone leamon




presenting 40 projects by 21 melbourne studios, the ‘design wall’ was commissioned by the national gallery of victoria in australia for ‘melbourne now’, a celebration of art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice. curated by simone leamon, almost 700 objects are suspended on a wall of 7 x 15 meters, with multiples of the items presented to communicate their relationship to serial production. the installation is based on five themes: design and social culture, design and the economy, design and sustainability, design and the human body, design and visual culture.


‘melbourne now’ is at the ian potter centre: national gallery of victoria, australia and national gallery of victoria, international runs from 22 november 2013 to 23 march 2014.



‘melbourne design now simone leamon’
video courtesy of melbourne now



almost 700 objects by melbourne design studios are suspended on a wall of 7 x 15 meters
image © nicole england



the installation is supported by the hugh d. t. williamson foundation, and features projects by brightgreen; catalyst design group and knog; charlwood design for oates; cobaltniche for yarra trams, keepcup and associated controls; crumpler; demain international for blucave; design+industry for quickboats and billi; david flynn for willow ware australia; dale hardiman; helen kontouris; tom kovac; adam lynch; outerspace design for; nick rennie; rip curl; ronstan; sherrin; sprocket; belinda stening and curve magazine.



multiples of the objects are presented to communicate design’s relationship to serial production
image © nicole england



stools by helen kontouris, alpine jugs by david flynn for willow ware australia + tram grab handles by cobaltniche
image © nicole england



the design objects are suspended on a universal mount to resemble a taxonomy of organisms
image © nicole england



demain international storage power tool system, ronstan coreblocks, LED globes by brightgreen + chairs by nick rennie
image © nicole england



designed by simone leamon and edmund carter the design wall was modeled in 3D



each mount and object was given a unique code in the documentation to aid the installation



final documentation for the design wall by leamon and carter



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