Australian Design Centre has a long history of supporting Australian makers through retail, pop-up markets and exhibition sales.

Unique. Handmade. Collectible.

Object Shop is Australian Design Centre's retail store, showcasing a dazzling array of glass, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, artwork, books, cards, and more.

Our mission is to support the vibrant Australian contemporary craft and design community, by showcasing the best new work of designers and makers from Sydney and around Australia.

Object Shop has been operating since 2016, during which time the store has grown to represent nearly 100 emerging and established makers. 

Opening Hours

We are open Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm, and Saturday 11am-4pm (except during exhibition changeover periods).

Object Shop and Australian Design Centre are trading as per NSW Health COVID-19 Safety Industry Guidelines for museums and galleries to keep our guests and staff safe.

Shop contemporary craft and design online

You can also support our local Australian makers and designers by purchasing their products through our online store, open 24/7.

You can choose to have these shipped to you directly via Australia Post or pick up from Object Shop using our Click and Collect option.

ADC Friends Discount

Become an ADC Friend to receive a 10% discount on purchases at Object Shop in Darlinghurst (some exclusions apply) and join a community of people who support makers and designers through the work of the Australian Design Centre.

Become an Object Shop Maker

We are always on the hunt for beautiful, high-quality, hand-made products to fill our store.

If you are an Australian-based maker producing high quality contemporary craft and design work, please complete our Expression of Interest form to be considered for inclusion in the shop.

Events

Keep an eye on our social media pages for upcoming Makers Markets, Meet the Makers, Workshops, and VIP shopping nights, or sign up for ADC's monthly newsletter here. 

Other Enquiries

For all other enquiries, please call us on 02 9361 4555 or email shop(at)australiandesigncentre.com

Alterfact

Alterfact is an experimental design studio interested in 3D printing as a small batch manufacturing process, as it moves past a gimmick and into a feasible reality.

Ann Howe Ceramics

Ann Howe designs and creates wheel thrown and hand built functional and decorative ceramics in her studio in Inner West Sydney. Every piece is completely unique and explores the ideas of nurture, community, and sharing in daily life.

Artist Profile

Artist Profile is a leading quarterly journal taking its readers into the studios and minds of contemporary artists across Australasia and beyond. Artist Profile presents the artists behind the art.

Australian Tapestry Workshop

The Australian Tapestry Workshop is regarded as an international centre of excellence for innovative, contemporary, hand-woven tapestries, created in collaboration with leading artists, architects & designers.

Anna-Lisa Backlund

Anna-Lisa Backlund is a graphic designer and style editor, who gets just as excited about costume jewellery as she does about craft and contemporary hand-made objects.

Baluk Arts

Baluk Arts is an urban Aboriginal community arts centre based in Mornington, Victoria. Emerging and established Baluk artists hail from all over Australia and their art expresses their identity and cultural heritage in a contemporary context.

Danielle Barrie

Danielle Barrie is a jewellery and object designer-maker currently based in South Australia. She aims to create innovative and contemporary pieces that allude to a sense of history and time, while evoking an understated luxury with a refined playfulness.

Benconservato

Emma Kidd, artist and illustrator, creates articulated hand-painted and hand-cut monsters and imaginary creatures.

Rina Bernabei

Rina Bernabei has had a long, successful career as a designer and has most recently been working in ceramics, creating hand thrown, hand built pieces.

Froni Binns

Froni Binns creates small batch porcelain jewellery, exploring colour in the clay body.

Linda Blair

Linda Blair is influenced by the use of enamel in historic jewellery and loves the way it was used to enhance or mimic precious and semi precious stones.

Siân Boucherd

Through the use of natural fibres such as sisal, jute and wool Siân Boucherd creates meticulously hand crafted vessels by way of a coiling basketry technique.

Byrnt Ceramics

Ruth Byrne, of Byrnt Ceramics is a Sydney based ceramicist. She uses range of clays including white, dark and iron rich stoneware. Most of her works start as wheel thrown vessels, which are then faceted at the leather hard stage.

Lisa Cahill

Lisa Cahill has been making glass art for more than 20 years. Her art practice ranges from large public artworks, glass wall works and sculptures for the home to small intimate wearable artworks. 

Ceramic Ocean

Brett's engagement with ceramics dates back to the early 1970s. While he still have a fondness for eastern influences and craft ideology, he now embraces the tools of the digital age. He designs forms that have simplicity, choosing to decorate with simple glazes or overlay with complex patterns and combinations, searching for a unified whole.

Cobalt & Kin

Cobalt & Kin is a brand forged with the mantra "Treasures Worth Keeping" and where all pieces are imbued with a feeling of the handmade.

Emily Copp

Emily is a contemporary metal smith who works with a fusion of both old and new technologies and materials. She practices from her studio in Sydney’s vibrant inner west and is exploring 3D printing and modeling for her forms.

Anna Davern

Anna Davern’s practice straddles the visual arts, jewellery, fashion and education. She teaches, writes, curates and primarily makes jewellery and objects.

Corban & Blair

Corban & Blair was born out of an idea to work creatively. They carefully select materials and techniques, and collaborate with other designers and artists to produce products that delight.

Jess Dare

Jess Dare's jewellery is influenced by nature, botanical specimens and memory, using nature as a metaphor to investigate concepts of the fragility and transience of memory. 

Milly Dent

Milly has an underlying philosophy based on the ideal of producing work that results in outcomes which are both utilitarian and sculptural. Using small-scale production methods along with distinctive marbling and geometric pattern work, the result challenges conventional expectations of tableware.

DM Pottery

Using time honoured skills and new innovative techniques, Denise McDonald creates hand built tablewear and wheel formed ceramic pieces.

Helen Earl

Helen works from a home based studio in Sydney and much of her exploration of ideas for work comes from walking and gathering found objects in her environment. Helen explores the interface between form and function, nature and object and often incorporates found objects, usually nature’s flotsam, into her work.

Edols Elliott

Ben Edols is a Sydney based glassblower who specialises in Venetian glassblowing techniques. His work ranges from functional jugs and bowls to unique vessels and sculptures and is considered one of Australia's most accomplished glassblowers.

Eggpicnic

Eggpicnic fuses design and conservation to end wildlife extinction through education. They create vibrant and contemporary illustrations, bringing you the stories of our critically endangered fauna, the environment and our relationship to it.

Emi Ceramics

Emi Ceramics is a small ceramics studio operating out of Sydney’s Inner West, creating vessels and forms for the everyday. Emi Ceramics hope that the interplay of form, texture, weight and colour come together in the wares, and become a joyous part of your day to day rituals.

Emilio Frank Design

Artist and designer Shana Danon of Emilio Frank Design, creates vibrant paintings, prints and patterns from her Bondi studio. Her work celebrates form, function and colour with a touch of whimsy.

Feltwilde

Gillian Brooks creates contemporary handmade felt designs and is "mad keen" on textiles.

Fortynine Studio

The Fortynine Studio is Ben Elbourne, Sarah Spackman and Harriet Watts. They aim to create an alternative to mass produced, commercial products with a focus on making and materiality.

Frances Smith Ceramics

Frances creates works that combines well with modern interior design. The pieces range from traditional forms that are both functional and artistic too highly decorated, illustrated ceramics with environmental themes. Frances is also exploring mixed media with basketry and ceramics.

Frank Ideas

Rowan Shaw's process has always been material lead, allowing her eclectic mix of found materials to inform the outcome of the design.

Girl Nomad Ceramics

Girl Nomad Ceramics is designed and handcrafted in Canberra by Richilde Flavell. Richilde enjoys experimenting with a variety of clays and glazes, to make work that is subtle, featuring soft lines with contrasting and complementary elements.

Lola Greeno

Lola Greeno is a highly-respected Tasmanian Indigenous shell worker, sculptor, installation and fibre artist. Lola is one of a small number of women shell stringers who have been responsible for ensuring the craft is passed on from their Elders and continued to the present day.

Nanette Goodsell

Nanette Goodsell is a Sydney based basket maker whose work is created from a range of collected plant materials, principally using the coiled stitched technique of construction with linen thread.

Akie Haga

Akie Haga utilises flameworking techniques to melt glass rods with a table top torch, and sculpt and manipulate the molten glass.

Jeannine Hendy

The focus of Jeannine's work is about making quality, handcrafted vessels for daily use and exploring the relationship we develop with these forms.

Herbert and Friends

These charismatic animals get up to all kinds of mischief; from building time-machines, putting on plays and making Swedish gingerbread, life is never dull when the critters are around!

Katie-Ann Houghton

Designed to be both functional and practical, Katie-Ann Houghton aims to change the conventional expectations of tableware, and have us view each piece as both a piece of contemporary design and an object of use.

Grace Hummerston

Grace Hummerston is a jewellery designer and maker from Perth, Western Australia. Grace's work draws inspiration from 1970's and 1980's fashion, culture and design aesthetics

Husque

Marc has an interest in sustainable design and extensively researched and incorporated bio-composites into his recent products. He fosters both concept design for international exhibitions alongside the creation of functional design focusing on innovative lighting, home-wares, architectural fittings and furniture for interiors and streetscapes.

Kath Inglis

Contemporary jeweller Kath Inglis hand colours and carves PVC into ornate bracelets and earrings. Raised in Darwin, she now lives in the Adelaide Hills, where her studio is located in a nineteenth century stable.

Vanessa Ion

Vanessa Ion has combined her love of making art with craft by creating crochet characters that are unique and made without a pattern. She aims to capture facial expressions that her subjects might have when there is no audience – when no-one is looking.

JamFactory

JamFactory Studio Production focuses on the design of useful, well made products. Each piece is manufactured or hand finished within one or more of JamFactory’s four Adelaide based studios in Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, and Metal design.

Jessthechen

Jessthechen creates a range of handmade products, all printed and handmade locally within her little home studio with materials sought and bought in Australia.

Kattasche

Kattasche is a small artisan run leather studio on the South Coast of NSW combining heritage craft with vibrant colours and minimalist design. With a background in theatre design and costume props.

Bridget Kennedy

Bridget Kennedy's jewellery combines diverse, non-precious and organic materials with traditionally precious materials creating an ongoing enquiry into environmental fragility, impermanence, choice and value.

Nicola Knackstredt

Nicola discovered silversmithing, and stepped away from a career as a human rights lawyer to pursue this interest.

Inari Kiuru

Inari Kiuru is a Melbourne-based artist and designer with a multidisciplinary practice encompassing jewellery, objects, images and installation. Born in Finland, she has a strong native relationship with the seasons, and reveals the poetic qualities of non-precious, industrial ingredients.

Pia Larsen

Pia Larsen is an Inner West artist who enjoys translating concepts through materials, imagery and objects. She creates handcrafted wearables, inspired by nature and astronomy.

Leonessart

Leon's sculpting arises from his need to create. He is drawn to the organic shapes and textures of wood, embracing their 'imperfections' and working in sympathy with the raw material to create a collaborative artefact that provides the owner with a functional celebration of natural wood.

Denise Lithgow

Based on the landscape, and a strong sense of colour and design Denise reacts to what feels right as she create her work. Born on a sheep property Denise grew-up with wool and so it is not surprising that felting is the process she uses to create her vessels.

Little Rowan Redhead

Rowan Sivyer is an Inner West Sydney painter and printmaker. Her work is inspired by Australian flora and fauna. Rowan creates intricate stamps to print unique greeting cards and original prints. 

Tara Lofhelm

Tara Lofhelm is a contemporary jewellery designer. Working from her Melbourne studio, Tara explores textural repetition and contrast through primitive processes such as stamping and embellishment

Love and West

Jude Love is a seamstress, sewing teacher, graphic designer, web developer and teatowelist who has always loved the sweet graphics of Australian domestic linens.

Lunio by Sophie

Sofie Neuendorf is an Australian ceramic artist who was raised with a love and appreciation for the arts. This love extended to her discovering wheel throwing as a teenager. Sofie pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) graduating in 2016.

Darren Naftal

After running a successful architecture practice for 18 years, Darren followed his heart and moved to studying and making furniture fulltime, relocating from Melbourne to the Mittagong to study at The Sturt School for Wood. Now based in Marrickville, in 2021, he launched Darren Naftal Fine Furniture.

Peter McCarthy

Peter McCarthy is a night potter at Claypool Studio in Botany and makes functional pieces in stoneware that look equally at home on the mantlepiece.

Katherine Mahoney

Inspired by a medium which is expressive and exquisite; fragile and durable, Katherine tries – through the ritual and rhythm of wheel throwing – to create pieces that are simple, yet beautiful.

Margot Design

Margot Design is made in Sydney and is quintessentially about Sydney. The textile collections designed by Margot Warre, are bespoke quality products made with luxurious natural fibres.

Vicki Mason

Vicki Mason is a Melbourne-based contemporary jeweller. Vicki’s work references plants to explore notions of place, belonging and the life cycle. 


Keiko Matsui

Keiko Matsui is a Japanese born, Melbourne based ceramic artist who approaches the creation of objects with poetry and whimsy, yet always displaying a simplicity of which she is known for.

Bruce McWhinney

With over 40 years experience as a maker and teacher and working overseas for the past seven years Bruce has returned to Sydney and set-up a studio in Bardwell Valley. His high fired colourful stoneware glazed with satin matt and edged with fluid glaze produce interest and movement.

Object and Ceramic Design [OCD]

Susan Chen combines her love of design and object art to create simple and sophisticated functional ware that can double as artwork in its own right.

Kanun Onsel

Kanun Onsel is a woodworker, product designer and and furniture maker, merging the modern and the traditional.

Outer Island

Outer Island’s mission is to bring awareness to the magic of this world by creating products that focus on native plants, animals and habitats.

The Journal of Australian Ceramics

The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Australia’s most widely read tri-annual contemporary ceramics magazine, is a valuable resource for professional and amateur ceramicists, students, galleries, arts administrators, curators, buyers and passionate collectors.

The Raconteur

The Raconteur scented candles are handmade in Bondi using 100% soy wax and cotton wicks. They tell the story of Australia's native botanicals, as originally found in iconic Australian locations. 

Sam Perks Design

Sam is a ceramic artist currently living on the South Coast of NSW. Her work ranges from functional wares to fine porcelain sculptural pieces to abstracted wall art and glass work. Sam loves following quirky story lines within her work and seeing the enjoyment that it gives to others.

Sylvia Riley Designs

Sylvia Riley is a designer and dyer of natural textiles. Working only with natural fibres, primarily silk, linen and wool, Sylvia applies artisanal techniques, often combining her favourite disciplines (shibori, batik, gutta) to create new distinctive effects.

RL Foote Design Studio

R L Foote Design Studio has a particular interest in the designed food and beverage experience, thinking not only about the physical elements of the space, tableware, tables, seats but also the ephemeral experience that runs along side these objects.

Jennifer Robertson

Acclaimed internationally for innovative woven textiles, Jennifer uses a purpose-built digital hand-loom to create a broad range of woven textiles, for fashion, interior and sculptural work. 

Nicole Robins

Nicole's practice is centred around a sense of time and place, especially the contemporary plant world around us in Sydney. She uses traditional techniques from basketry while embracing our current range of domestic, native and non-native plants – those that don’t feature in other places or times.

Scoops Design

 All of Scoops Design products are limited edition, handmade and based on a love of geometric shapes, colour and form.

Leonie Simpson

Leonie Simpson is a designer and maker of jewellery and objects. Based in Sydney, she creates small run jewellery collections, bespoke pieces and individual commissions.

Studio A

Studio A is a supported studio based in Sydney Australia that tackles the barriers that artists living with intellectual disability face in accessing conventional education, professional development pathways and opportunities needed to be successful and renowned visual artists.

Studio OneFive

Studio OneFive is all about glass. As a material it has such history, and yet it embodies the future as we find new creativity in sustainable design.

Sultana Shamshi

Sultana Shamshi creates work drawn from the landscape she lives in. The flora and fauna, the colours of the land and the sea, all manifest in her jewellery in different ways.

Helen Shin Ceramics

Helen Shin is a ceramic artist working in Sydney Australia. Helen prefers modern ceramics and contemporary art styles. Line drawings from other contemporary artists catch her eye and inspire her ceramic pieces.

svikis.

Established in 2017 in Sydney, svikis. was founded by Marika Svikis, a designer and technologist with a background in architecture. Now instead of designing buildings, Marika is using 3D printing and jewellery as a medium to explore her love of clean minimalist edges, surfaces, and corner details.




Tea With Sophie

Asher Abergel founded his furniture and lighting design company in 2012, with the aim to pursue a design philosophy of simplicity, clarity and functionality. He has since launched a new brand of tableware and homewares under the name Tea With Sophie. 

Bic Tieu

Bic Tieu is a contemporary art jewellery and object designer, working primarily with metals and lacquer. Her interest lies in the transition between materiality, technology and traditional craft skills for new translations in the appearance of surfaces and textural responses.

Amy Tamblyn

Sometimes tiny sometimes enormous, Amy Tamblyn's jewellery focuses on linear shapes and forms that quietly occupy a space around the wearer. 

Tapestry Girl

Using tools of domesticity, artist Niki McDonald depicts urban life through her modern needlepoint tapestries. The colours and shapes of the city streets inspire and empower the urban women she expresses in wool, as she imbues them all with a sense of sass and individuality.

Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in Australia's remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art. 

TRADE the MARK

TRADE the MARK is an art and design studio led by artist Christina McLean. Currently focusing on hand built and painted ceramic vessels, bespoke art pieces and textile design, the TRADE the MARK studio and its output is constantly evolving.

Turner + Turner

Woven through all of Neil Turner's artwork is a deep respect for the material and the natural forces that have acted upon it - the quiet ripples eroded in soil by wind, the delicate eddies left by water, and the swirling lick of flames.

Clare Unger

Clare Unger combines hand stitching and ceramics in a way that is both playful and pleasurable, while exploring narratives relating to family, identity and memory.

Upcycled Glassware

Upcycled Glassware by Tanya Reinli displays a process-driven, playful approach to surfaces, objects and space, combining found and manufactured objects in artworks that explore modernist aesthetics.

Manon van Kouswijk

Manon van Kouswijk is a Dutch artist and contemporary jeweller whose working methodology is based on exploring and translating the archetypal forms and motifs of jewellery, and of other types of objects that we attach a similar personal value to, through a range of diverse materials and processes.

War On Waste Weekly (WOWW)

WOWW (War On Waste Weekly) was created by Sydney mum Helen Barry, a print journalist turned eco blogger and Zero Waste soapmaker.

Alice Whish

Alice Whish spent her childhood in western NSW, where she developed her love of the environment. A graduate of Sydney College of the Arts and RMIT Alice runs a studio practice making and selling works to galleries around Australia. 

Wild Fibres

Wild Fibres was founded by Ainsley Warner, an Australian jewellery designer and fibre artist, now currently based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her current work includes a range of unique woven beaded earrings which she carefully creates one bead at a time using high quality Japanese glass beads. 

Workshop 85

Sophia enjoys the challenge of designing and making pieces that are intimate, wearable constructions. These works have evolved from her innovative approach to materials, combined with a fascination of the relationship between texture and form.

Hayden Youlley

Hayden Youlley believes that good design is about realising function with aesthetic integrity without unnecessary complications. He thinks the products and systems we interact with everyday should enable us, instead of frustrate us, and he hopes to instil that in each of his objects.

Melinda Young

Contemporary jeweller Melinda Young takes delight in colour and texture and her work tends to be made from either brightly coloured reclaimed plastics or natural materials collected on the streets and in the parks of her neighbourhood on the south coast of NSW.

Exhibition Catalogues

ADC exhibitions catalogues are available at Object Shop for very reasonable prices.