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Artichoke

Original sketches for the VE Commodore
Holden Design Team

Weave - Pendant Lamps
Ed Linacre

VENN
Matthews Architecture in conjunction with Geyer

Modern interpretation of the classic Melbourne 'W Class' trams
CobaltNiche

Surfboards by Peter Walker
Artwork by Quentin Gore and Stephen Bowers

Airdrop Irrigation
Ed Linacre

'Confusion' room
Hans Galutera

18 Carat white gold diamond solitaire ring with matching wedding ring
Nicholas Pike | MDIA

'Kiss of the Beast', publication
Queensland Art Gallery

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The increasing trend in our society towards outsourcing of products and services is something that has affected many professions in the last decade, and design is undoubtedly one of them.

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‘As a Textile Designer, I think it's important to be involved with an association that supports our industry.’

‘I have been a member since the Australian Textile Design Association merged with the DIA.’

‘As well as the many professional benefits available to all DIA members, my membership of the Textile Practice Group also provides a forum to network and discuss issues specific to textile designers.’

Fiona Austin off the cuff

Fiona Austin

Interior Designer

Lives:
Melbourne

Likes:
Interesting 50’s and 60’s Modern houses; native plants; my two sons, husband and dog

Best design I've seen lately:
Robin Boyd’s house, Walsh Street, South Yarra

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