Now in its fifth year Design Canberra festival returns with more than 100 events that celebrate great architecture, interiors, jewellery, tableware, furniture, culture, creativity and travel. This year’s overarching theme is 'geometry', a nod to Canberra's design DNA, and the breadth of festival guests. These guests include both design world heavy hitters and up-and-coming creatives who will lead exhibitions, tours, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes happening across the city from November 5 to 25.
Highlights from the program include Japanese architect and professor Kengo Kuma; and a symposium dedicated to Australia's own design hero Enrico Taglietti. Other interactive events include open studios, open homes, guided walking and bus tours and architecture tours, which will unlock some of the most creative design spaces throughout the city.
This year's designer-in-residence is Chelsea Lemon, a Canberra-based designer and furniture maker know for her timber crafting and parquetry work. Also to complement the bumper 100-event program, Canberra's rich food and wine scene will also be celebrated with curated design dinners, pop-up bars, an opening party and local wine events.
Whether you’re a burgeoning designer, an architecture aficionado or an interiors nerd you're going to want to book a trip to Canberra and plan your itinerary around Design Canberra in November.