Object magazine offers an insightful perspective on contemporary craft and design in Australia. Published by the Australian Design Centre, Object is a celebration of creativity and making, and a journal of record featuring inspirational objects, works and projects by Australia’s most innovative craft and design practitioners. 

OBJECT MAGAZINE ISSUE 49

(Published April - July 2006)
Copy editor: Merryn Gates

Features include: Issue 49: contents page

Cover Story: Fostering Talent - The success of this Canberra-based small business is founded on a unique mix of traditional craftsmanship and innovative technology. p16. 

Feature article: Living In A Material World- A cameo on the Victoriana-influenced work of jeweller Octavia Cook by Anna Dean. p26. 

Feature article: Craft By Design - Paivi Ernkvist gives an account of the ambitious, whirlwind first years of the Swedish organisation Craft in Dialogue. p.32

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Image: Object issue 49 cover, features the latest release from F!NK and Co., a heart brooch. Initially designed and made by Robert Foster in the late 1980's, a new version was launched for Valentine's Day 2006. Photo: Keith Saunders