Sydney Design 09

With less than a week to go until the launch of this year’s Sydney Design, I thought I might tantalise your taste buds and suggest a few events that sound interesting.

Body Raft by David Trubridge

Body Raft by David Trubridge

The first is a talk given by New Zealand furntiure designer David Trubridge next Saturday 1 August. David Trubridge graduated from Newcastle University in Northern England in 1972 with a degree in Naval Architecture (boat design). For the next ten years he lived and worked in rural Northumberland. He taught himself furniture making while working part-time as a forester on a private estate. He went on to develop his own designs which were exhibited around Britain. Now residing and designing in New Zealand David likes to bring cultural nourishment into people’s lives without using up precious resources and energy.

Danks Street Depot

Danks Street Depot

On 3 August, you may care to enjoy breakfast with Jared Ingersoll, the chef and Director of Danks Street Depot and others as they explore sustainability issues including environmental responsibility in design and architecture, cradle-to-cradle design and rematerialisation and how the current trends in food consumption (localisation, sustainable consumption, organic foods) translate to the design industry.

Sydney High Rise Walk

Sydney High Rise Walk

Maybe getting up and about is more your style. On the 1st, 8th and 15th you can enjoy a 2hour walk around Sydney’s CBD taking in the High Rise buildings. Have you ever wondered why Australia Square is round? Where is the highest garden? or Who designed the tallest tower? These questions will be answered as you pound the pavement and enjoy the sunshine.

Everything from talks to tours to workshops to exhibitions will be happening between the 1 and 16 August. Don’t miss out on this exciting event. The Young Blood Designers Market will be held on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th as well. This is a great place to check out our up and coming talent in furniture, fashion, jewellery, lighting and more. Some of the talks and tours are already booked out so make sure you get onboard and reserve your place now.

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