Object 150

Support a Local Maker

Have a unique object created for you for $150 and support a local maker 

Makers and designers are doing it tough with their usual marketplaces in galleries, shops and markets cancelled and closed during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The ADC team are working passionately to implement opportunities for our designers to recover creatively and financially, and reach out to their audiences. Help us help our makers!

Object 150 is where craft and design lovers pay $150 to have a work created exclusively for you by one of our makers. The work will be an original, unique, handmade object created during Covid-19 by the maker for you.

Our featured maker for September is Melinda Young.

Total cost of the work is $150 plus GST and postage, as required. No postage charge for pick up.
ADC is not taking a commission on sales. We are passing 100% onto the maker.
Delivery time is 4 weeks from order placement. We will advise you once the item is ready for shipping by Australia Post, or pickup by appointment from Australian Design Centre.

Find all of our makers work available at Object Shop online:

Past makers include:
Rina BernabeiFelix Gill | Herbert & Friends | Katherine Mahoney | Love and West | Milly Dent | Nicole Robins | Sylvia Riley | Vanessa Ion | TRADE the MARK | Marika Svikis | Hayden Youlley | Zara Collins | Emily Copp

Image: Milly Dent, Portrait, 2020, Photo: Alana Dimou

Melinda Young

Melinda is fascinated by the potential for unexpected narrative, finding inspiration in architecture, the landscape, and her everyday surroundings.

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.

Herbert & Friends

Herbert & Friends was born out of a love for creativity, design and crazy critters


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.

Emily Copp

Emily is a contemporary metal smith who works with a fusion of both old and new technologies and materials.

Marika Svikis

Established in 2017 in Sydney, svikis. was founded by Marika Svikis, a designer and technologist with a background in architecture.

Hayden Youlley

Hayden Youlley believes that good design is about realising function with aesthetic integrity without unnecessary complications.

Milly Dent

Milly Dent Design reimagines daily routine through uniquely handcrafted, exclusive ceramic goods

Felix Gill

Felix Gill is a contemporary jeweller whose practice explores ideas around travel and place

Katherine Mahoney

Katherine’s latest work has been inspired by the colours and textures in Sydney's landscape particularly the sandstone that abounds in the area

Love and West

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

Nicole Robins

Nicole Robins weaves baskets that are made from native and exotic plants she gathers in and around Sydney

Sylvia Riley

Sylvia Riley is a Sydney based designer and dyer of natural textiles

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