Margriet Vollenberg and Margo Konings of Organisation in Design joined designer and curator Sarah K in selecting works of Australian and New-Zealand designers for the inclusion in The Other Hemisphere 2014 (TOH) exhibition, presented at Ventura Lambrate 2014 (8-13 April 2014, Milan Design Week).
TOH 2014 will also be on show at designEX, Australia’s premier interiors and design event, from 28-30 May 2014 in the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island. Margriet and Margo will be joining the designEX speaker series.
The Other Hemisphere 2014 brief asked for designers to respond to the chosen theme of Simplified. The resulting objects selected for exhibition are suitably pared back and uncomplicated, in either their approach, or aesthetic. Over half of the twelve selected design practices are collaborations, Sarah K shares: ‘’I believe that this represents the future of design thinking in the internet age. A shift which marks the demise of the ‘star designer’ in favour of a more collective practice and culture of sharing and exchange.’’
Designers selected for TOH 2014 are:
Field Experiments (VIC)
Dowel Jones (VIC)
Henry Wilson with Benja Harney & Bianca Chang (NSW)
The Fortynine (NSW)
Nathan Goldsworthy (NZ)
Timothy Tuppence (SA)
Gregory Bonasera (VIC)
Elliat Rich (NT)
David Moreland (NZ)
Read more about TOH 2014 here.