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Melbourne’s famous Big Design Market is coming to Sydney

People shopping at the Big Design Market
Photograph: Tony Marin The Big Design Market at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens

Melburnians know to save their hard earned cash each year for the Big Design Market, one of Australia’s largest independent designer shopping weekends, and now Sydneysiders can join in on the fun as they’re bringing the markets to Sydney too. 

The Big Design Market will be held at the Royal Hall of Industries from November 25-27 with over 230 stallholders across homewares, fashion, furniture, lighting, stationery and kids’ products. 

The event attracts more than 57,000 visitors a year in Melbourne. It’s a great platform for independent designers to showcase their wares before Christmas. In Sydney, we can expect to see stalls from Elke Kramer, Trent Jansen, Bridget Bodenham and Lekker Bikes. 

 

Ceramic designers Angus and Celeste are a confirmed Sydney stallholder

 

 

There’ll be edible treats on offer from Gelato MessinaArchie Rose Distillery, Mary's, Moo Brew, Hunter Gatherer, Young Henrys, All Day Donuts, Pana Chocolate, Earl Canteen and Taco Truck.

Plus, the Big Design Market also runs creative workshops. You’ll be able to book in for a class in interior design or screen printing from the likes of Gemma Patford, Sibella Court, Home-Work and Beci Orpin. Plus, paper engineer Benja Harney will be creating a large-scale installation that'll make for excellent Instagramming. 

 

Home-Work will be running screen printing workshops at the markets

 

 

If you’ve got kids, bring them along too. There'll be a specially commissioned play space designed by artist Penny Ferguson of Min Pin. Penny’s magical forest installation will bring to life illustrations from her kids' book Wild Lumploaf. Young'uns will be able to create their own mobile to take home, free of charge. 

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