Exhibition: 14 June to 24 July 2019

What do we covet, keep and reference as contemporary examples of great design? 

WORKSHOPPED19 showcases the very best in new Australian design by emerging and established designers. 37 designers have been selected this year with entrants answering the brief: Fit for Purpose. Does the chair, table or lamp do what you’d hoped it would? Is it comfortable, functional, do you smile when you look at it?

Visit this year’s designs on exhibition at Australian Design Centre as WORKSHOPPED continues its important role mentoring industrial designers and championing manufacturing of Australian furniture, lighting and objects.

Selected designers: 

Alexander Ghent | Alisa Newey | Angus Easthope | Arthur Koutoulas | Benjamin Jay Shand & Nicolas Locane | Ben Styles | Bianca Papadopoulos | Cathy Cao & Nicholas Tay Meng-Kiat | Calum Hurley | David Beck | David Mennie | Dora Ferenczi | Elisa Bartels | Ella Williams | Forough Najarbehbahani | George Shvili | Helen Chen | Ian Bromley | Isabella Lowe | Jeanie Mulligan | Jordan Fleming | Jordan Leeflang | Kate Swinson | Kathleen Prentice | Kenan Wang | Michael Hoppe | Mitchell Mooney | OFFICE & the Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation | Rhys Cooper | Ruby Clarke | Sarah Tracton | Sari Tredinnick | Seaton McKeon | Xue Lun Yeong | Yiqing Pei


Workshopped19 Award
Jordan Leeflang, Sunday Stool, 2019

Workshopped19 Award 
Michael Hoppe, UFO, 2019

UTS Award for Sustainable Design
Jordan Fleming, Exhausted, 2019

Workshopped19 Mentorship Award for Production
Xue Lun Yeong, Kyto, 2018

Workshopped19 People's Choice Award
Benjamin Jay Shand & Nicolas Locane, High Rise, 2019


Opening Night
Join us at Australian Design Centre to celebrate the opening of WORKSHOPPED19.
When: Thursday 13 June 2019, 6-8pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free event, bookings required RSVP here

WORKSHOPPED19 Designers Floor Talk
Meet a selection of WORKSHOPPED19 designers and hear their stories of tackling production issues while creating designs that are covetable and functional. Designers will discuss the specifics of their own pieces in furniture, product or lighting design, whilst also engaging in a more general discussion about contemporary Australian design. The event will be hosted by Workshopped Director Raymond Scott.
When: Saturday 6 July 2019, 11.30am - 1pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free event, book here
Follow the Facebook event here for updates

About WORKSHOPPED and Australian Design Centre
The annual WORKSHOPPED exhibition has presented the work of up to 500 Australian designers through 19 exhibitions and been viewed by over 650,000 people. The exhibition is a platform for emerging and established product, furniture and lighting designers. Established in 1964, Australian Design Centre (ADC) is one of Australia’s most innovative arts organisations. ADC is a not-for-profit organisation that creates opportunities for people to engage with design, craft and creativity through dynamic and high-quality touring exhibitions, publishing, digital and educational activities.

Thank you to our WORKSHOPPED19 supporters: University of Technology Sydney, Signwave NewtownBoConcept and Stylecraft. Media partner: Indesign Media.

Logobank for Workshopped 2019

Image top: We are MAD

Alexander Ghent

Stump II, 2018
Birch plywood, felt, Kevlar cord

Alisa Newey

Whisper Table, 2019
Powder coated mild steel, Autex acoustic fabric, Tasmanian oak

Angus Easthope

The Switch Ottoman, 2018
Timber, fabric

Arthur Koutoulas

Tilly Shelf, 2019
Mild steel sheet, powder-coated finish

Benjamin Jay Shand & Nicolas Locane

High-Rise, 2019
Steel, acrylic

Ben Styles

CR-0 Clothing Rack, 2018
Steel, brass

Bianca Papadopoulos

Konos Chair, 2018
BC Pine Plywood

Cathy Cao & Nicholas Tay Meng Kiat

K Chair, 2018
Marine plywood

Calum Hurley

Serve, Food, 2019
Jesomite, reclaimed glass, walnut

Serve, Wine, 2019
Jesomite, reclaimed glass, walnut

David Beck

(Series of 3)
Mu chair, Ben stool, Big Ben stool, 2017
Blackbutt, concrete

David Mennie

DM_S, 2019
Stainless steel, bamboo

Dora Ferenczi

Mitigo Light, 2019
Powder coated aluminium, acoustic felt, electrical components

Elisa Bartels

Black Fired Ceramics, 2019
Clay, plants, sawdust

Ella Williams

(Series of 3)
Fold, 2018-19
Sheet metal steel, powder coated

Forough Najarbehbahani

Prusa Lighting Series: Macro PLA, Micro PLA, 2018
PLA, stretch mesh

George Shvili

AWRY, 2019
Tasmanian ash, grey ironbark

Helen Chen

Paper Vase Costume, 2019
Collection 1 - Safari Animals
Collection 2 - Paper Rock
Washable paper

Ian Bromley

Aldo Lamp, 2019
American white oak, American walnut

Isabella Lowe

Thyme Chair, 2018
Brass, terrazzo, velvet 

Jeanie Mulligan

(Series of 2)
Foal, 2017
American walnut, glass

Jordan Fleming

WINNER - UTS Sydney Award for Sustainable Design

Exhausted, 2019
Reclaimed mild steel exhaust pipes

Jordan Leeflang

WINNER - WORKSHOPPED19 Award, presented by ADC for Sunday Stool

Sunday Stool, 2019
Powder coated steel, American white oak

Soft Spot Bowl, 2019
(Series of 3)
Leather, cork, timber

Kate Swinson

Bee lover, 2019
Hand-screen printed 100% natural upholstery fabric, reclaimed metal frame

Kathleen Prentice

Froyo Chair, 2018
Rock Maple ply, leather, upholstery

Kenan Wang

Moo Chair, 2019
Timber, steel

Michael Hoppe

WINNER - WORKSHOPPED19 Award presented by ADC

UFO, 2019
3D printed polymer

Mitchell Mooney

Tome Chair, 2019
Anodised aluminium, polyester fibre acoustic panels, nylon monofilament

OFFICE & the Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation

(Series of 3)
Culpra Stool, 2019
Reclaimed river red gum

Rhys Cooper

Arch Mirror, 2018
American Ash

Ruby Clarke

Sensory, 2018
Bendy hoop pine plywood

Sarah Tracton

Incus Pendant, 2019
Porcelain, electrical components

Sari Tredinnick

Koutu Ottoman, 2018
Plywood, high density foam, wadding, Tasmanian oak, velvet

Seaton McKeon

Folia Hat Stand, 2019
Mild steel, Terrazzo

Dolio Coffee Table, 2019

Xue Lun Yeong

WINNER - Workshopped Mentorship Award for Production

Kyto, 2018
Birch plywood

Yiqing Pei

Switch Light, 2018
Pine wood, resin