Melbourne Design Week

Art, Galleries
Jihan Zencirli, artist from Geronimo Balloons
Photo by Christopher Sullivan Jihan Zencirli, artist from Geronimo Balloons

This 11-day festival features more than 160 events showcasing the work of local and international design superstars

Melbourne Design Week is returning for its second year, with exhibitions, workshops, panels and performances scattered all over the city and Victoria.

Highlights of the festival include a lecture from Marcus Fairs, the editor in chief of Dezeen, and the fourth annual Melbourne Art Book Fair. A stand out installation from LA's resident balloon artist Geronimo, who has made spectacular inflatable sculptures for clients including Kanye West and Gwyneth Paltrow, will be taking over the façade of Hub Furniture's new Collingwood showroom. Open State Melbourne will provide public tours inside some of Melbourne's coolest design showrooms including Hepburn Wind Farm, Modscape and the Australian Islamic Centre. And for something a little less conventional, local designer Hugh Davies will attempt to make contact with the other side (i.e. dead people) using his own phone prototypes.

It all goes down around town from March 15 to 25. See the full program here.

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