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Design for Distribution | Furniture & Lighting

Working alongside practising designers Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch of Dowel Jones, Design for Distribution (Furniture and Lighting) will work with one of Australia’s leading furniture distributors Cafe Culture + Insitu as a client to produce a piece/s of furniture or lighting with the intention of distribution. Market research has long been a tiring task

Edge 2 Edge

with Ronnie Lacham

STUDIO EDGE2EDGE aims to design “furniture” to initiate a dialogue between design manufacturing and community skills. The main focus of this studio is to develop a stronger understanding of the design process from a concept  to the complete product. Students will research tessellated patterns, design a large scale 1:1 prototypes seating furniture. The design ideas will be

Body Movin’

with Dr Scott Mayson

This studio evolves emerging practices in design where consumers are customising an artefact with a personalised sense of creation. Traditionally, a products form is finalised, pre-manufacture, with little room for evolution. What if advanced design and manufacturing tools afforded the designer the ability to allow consumers to manipulate their designs within a

Malcolm Thomas

Malcolm formally trained in 3 Dimensional design specialising in furniture design. His Masters culminated in a project investigating fixing systems that required no glue or metal fasteners. The idea of how something goes together and influences form remains one of his many fascinations.

Arriving in Australia Malcolm worked in the Interior design departments of Architectural practices

Michael Gray

Michael Gray is passionate about vehicle and product design.

Michael has had experience as a Creative Design Intern at GM Holden Design, where he worked within the Interior Design Team on advanced design concepts for GM China products.

Michael held a role in design engineering and technical specification with Bolwell where he prepared CAD data for moulding production processes, collaborated with

Footprint Tools

with Robert Eales & Dr Soumitri Varadarajan:

Small-acre farmers need tools!  Work in collaboration with the industry partner, an industrial designer and farmer to design tools for this emerging market that can offer great opportunities for designers. (Website coming)

This studio is about,

working with a client group  that is under-served by designers
exploring the huge opportunities available to

Hunting-Wajima

with Ronnie Lacham + Soumitri Varadarajan
The Hunting Wajima Project responds to the brief from CHL to design furniture for manufacture in Timor Leste.
The name, Hunting Wajima, refers to two aspects of the brief – to develop timber furniture and to develop furniture craft skills in the workforce. Hunting visually connects the project to the values of the

Gavin Bufton

Industrial designer Gavin Bufton was born in Australia early 1982. Beginning his life growing up on a farm, Gavin worked with his father as an apprentice engineer until the age of 16 before heading off to gain his formal education at Royal Melbourne Institute of

Industrial designer Gavin Bufton was born in Australia early 1982. Beginning

Lean & Green – SLC

with Simon Curlis

Lean and Green is a concept vehicle design project to provoke and promote sustainable mobility. The role of a concept vehicle is to demonstrate a potential future, to gauge the public’s reaction and provide creative direction for a company to rally behind.

During this semester you will be inducted into design teams that generate