Made Here Now

Made Here Now

Artisan's shopfront will be transformed into a functional design studio during the Made Here Now exhibition.

Made Here Now Blog_Made-Here-Now_2From the 2nd of May, Brisbane designers Benjamin Breitenstein, Forrest Gillham and Julian Munro will be moving in and getting down to business to create a communal workspace and pop-up exhibition, where all of the pieces  made – including furniture, product design, lighting, print and textile design – will be available for purchase.

Breitenstein said, “A major goal of the exhibition is to educate the wider community, not just designers, about the value, diversity and appreciation of design, as well as giving students a view into the world of practicing designers. We invite – in fact we encourage the general public, students and professionals to come in and engage with design on any level.”

Made Here Now will not just be an exhibition, but an immersive, behind the scenes design experience.

Artisan curator Simone Jones said, “At artisan we like to actively seek out and support the next generation of designers.  Made Here Now will be firmly positioned at the forefront of the production process, and by breaking down the traditional exhibition format we are also inviting the community to engage with the processes and practitioners behind everyday objects. Ultimately, it is our hope that people will walk away from the Made Here Now exhibition with a new understanding and appreciation of design and designers.”

You can follow the progress of the designers at their Tumblr page, which is documenting the lead-up to the exhibition. The official launch night will be held on Thursday the 9th of May, so stay tuned for more information!