Sydney InDesign 2017 Wrap Up

The Luxmy Group joined in Sydney InDesign over weekend to celebrate our 20 years of operation. Our showcase included screens, upholstery, tables and joinery across our brands.

Thanks for the support! As a recap or if you weren’t able to make it, we have a few photos from the show. It was also a pleasure to have Caren Elliss, Adelaide-based designer of the Splinter Collection, to join us and meet visitors.

Our works at the exhibition included:

  • – Screens in various shapes and finishes including 120 degree, curved, upholstered, PET board and veneer
  • – Funhouse Teacup range including the Teacup, Venti and Sugarbowl
  • – Splinter Collection including the table and low stool

 

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Woodmark products featured in Local Design exhibition

Berlin style meets Sydney desires in a new creative concept space produced and curated by Industrial Designer Tom Fereday and Stylist Emma Elizabeth.

The Chippendale-based Local Design Space on Kensington Street currently displays our Serif Stool by Charles Wilson and Myni Chair by Matthew Sheargold in a new colourblocked finish.

Kensington Street is being developed as a cultural hub on the Eastern boundary of the Central Park complex.

The pieces can be viewed till October 2015 at 46-48 Kensington Street Chippendale. Please see www.localdesign.com.au for more details.

It’s time for designers to fight back by thinking global and creating local, allowing Australian professionals to showcase their talents across an evolving designer landscape.

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LOCAL DESIGN | Photography Jem Cresswell | Styling Emma Elizabeth

Inside the Designer’s Studio – Caren Elliss

Meet Caren Elliss and find out what excites this Adelaide based designer responsible for the successful Splinter Stools discovered at Workshopped14 by Luxmy Furniture CEO, Priyanka Rao.

1) Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m an Adelaide based designer that has a Bachelor of Industrial Design Degree (honours). I have spent 2 years training with The Jam Factory and I have recently started my own studio.

2) How did you get into design?

I had started to admire the design of everyday ‘things’ and found out that the designing of these things was called Industrial Design. So I applied to University, got in and in my 3rd year I did a 3 month internship in Mexico where I was put on some furniture projects and my love of designing furniture began.

3) What gets you excited?

New fresh design and resolving design issues. Going on holiday and having new cultural experiences (learning).

4) What turns you off?

People passing off being mean as being competitive.

5) What would you be if not a designer?

My childhood dream was to be a designer and creator for Lego. I was told that I would have to move to Sweden, to the younger me this was too great of a move. However, I still think this is my dream job.

6) How would you describe your workspace?

Currently my studio is still under construction (I moved to my own studio earlier this year, still getting it completely ready). However, it’s usually part design/prototype area and construction. So drawings, partial mock ups and final designs waiting to be resolved. Oh and a spattering of colours.

7) What’s your favourite City and why?

Would have to be a tie between Mexico City and Berlin, Germany. Mexico is completely overwhelming and amazing. So many people, so many cars and just very different to Australia. My favourite zone in Mexico City was Zona Rosa. People are very happy and there’s dancing in the streets. You will be walking past and a stranger will just grab you and start salsa dancing with you. Amazing and lovely people!

When I travelled to Berlin, I was in awe of the history and the re-construction that was taking place. It has been quite some years that I had travelled there (the Berlin wall had only come down a year earlier) and East Germany was getting re-vitalised and construction was in full swing, it was an amazing time in history and I was there to be a part of it. I found the people lovely and very welcoming especially around Christmas time.

8) What advice would you give to a younger you?

Be very, very determined and keep going. Personal happiness is worth more than anything.

9) What sound or noise do you love?

Love the sound of birds chirping outside my studio

10) What sound or noise do you hate?

When the router grabs end grain on your work piece

11) What’s your favourite word?

Lotus

12) What’s your least favourite word?

Funky or Rustic

13) If you have to wake up in someone else’s body, who that person would be?

Hmmm, not sure. I wouldn’t mind spending a day in Marc Newson’s body. I’m in awe of his design skills and would love to be involved in some of those design meetings.

 

 

The Splinter Stools were recently showcased at Sydney Indesign 2015 and the Whitehouse Institute of Design.

 

Sydney Indesign – Event Wrap Up

So much happened at our showroom during Sydney Indesign 2015.

From a fun and exciting photo booth to an engaging and meaningful DQ talk (hosted by Luxmy Furniture) where we discussed the future of authentic design and the problem of replicas on the Australian market, to an amazing wrap up party that brought those 2 days to a perfect end.

Our guests started the Saturday Indesign morning with insights and ideas on how we move forward to solve the problem of replicas that is eminent on the Australian market. Our panel consisted of House Rules judge Joe Snell, award winning designer Charles Wilson, Senior Design Examiner for IP Australia Oliver Bennet and a few more special guests. It was an one hour light-hearted discussion where different concerns were raised and diverse points of view were discussed, making it interesting and memorable.

Our photo booth was heaps of fun!

As part of The Project for Sydney Indesign, the Hill Street Precinct exhibitors (including Luxmy Furniture, Workshopped, Arthur G and Euroluce) teamed up with Design by Toko to create a visual protest on replica furniture. This was called the Hill Street Bonfire and was built by the students from the Whitehouse Institute of Design.

Sydney Indesign’s Wrap Party rose the Whitehouse Institute of Design roof. Big names of the Design scene were reunited around the dance floor on the “The Industry’s most iconic bash”.

Luxmy hosted the Pre-Wrap Party in our pop up space:

Thank you to all who visited our showroom!

The Luxmy Furniture team.

Hill Street Bonfire

The Hill Street Precinct Project came together as part of Sydney Indesign  and as a collaboration of 4 amazing teams from Workshopped, Euroluce, Arthur G and Luxmy Furniture.

Like an unison of like-minded people seeking to make a valid statement on the problem of replicas, we’ve teamed up with the creative minds from Design by Toko and with the assistance of the Whitehouse Institute of Design, created a provoking statement in the shape of a 3.5 meters tall ‘Bonfire of Replicas’.

“It takes thousands of dollars and a huge amount of creativity and hard work to produce original design. After all the prototyping, tooling and marketing expenses involved in commercialisation, it is heartbreaking to see works from our collection and fellow local businesses ruthlessly ripped off with no respect for the designer or manufacturer involved in bringing that product to life. It’s time to take a stand!” says Priyanka Rao of Luxmy Furniture.

You can still visit the sculpture until the 23rd of August at 2 Short Street, Surry Hills – Sydney, NSW.

 

Future of Authentic Design

As part of Sydney Indesign, we will be hosting a DQ Round Table for a balanced and positive discussion on the problem of replicas and the solutions going forward.

Our star studded panel will consist of House Rules judge Joe Snell, Award winning designer Charles Wilson, Senior Design Examiner for IP Australia Kylie Murray and a few more special guests in a discussion moderated by Design Quartely Editor Sophia Watson.

Get your tickets today and join us Saturday the 15th of August at Whitehouse Institute of Design at 10am.

See you at Sydney Indesign!

Follow GECA Eco Trail to win $1,000

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) are Australia’s only independent, not for profit, multi sector eco labelling program. Here at Luxmy, we are proud to have many GECA Certified products.

This year GECA has partner with Sydney Indesign to reward visitors by encouraging them to getting to know more about the GECA certified exhibitors, it’s the GECA Eco Trail!

But the best is yet to come:

Visitors will stand a chance to win $1,000 to spend with us by, in 25 words or less, simply telling why we are your favourite GECA eco trail exhibitor.

Trekking has never been so fun!

Get trekking!

Luxmy Furniture at Sydney Indesign 2015

Sydney Indesign is happening and you can join us on this journey by visiting our pop up showroom at the Whitehouse Institute of Design – entry via 8 Hills Street.

Sydney Indesign’s extensive network of exhibitors takes over the city, forming a vivid constellation of iconic touch-points, spread across six major design precincts! Sydney Indesign’s showrooms are the real coup of the event, and it has never been easier to get amongst your favourite movers and shakers.
Buses running between Alexandria, Chippendale, Surry Hills, Redfern/Waterloo, Darlinghurst and Eveleigh to make it easy and simple for visitors to circulate among Sydney’s hero showrooms, and immerse themselves in the design culture of each prized location.

If those weren’t already good enough reasons to attend, the guys made it even more exciting for you by putting together a list of activities that are well worth to attend.

  • Educational Seminars:

Sydney Indesign’s 2015 Seminary Series is a three-tiered program of speaker sessions, which will see the design industry’s premiere thought leaders come together to discuss and debate the issues around workplace design, residential design and contemporary lifestyle, as well as the business of our industry.

Luxmy will be hosting a DQ talk on the Future of Authentic design. Our star studded panel consists of House Rules judge Joe Snell, Award winning designer Charles Wilson, Senior Design Examiner for IP Australia Kylie Murray and a few more special guests in a discussion moderated by DQ Editor Sophia Watson on Saturday 15th of August at 10am at Whitehouse Institute of Design.

Click here to reserve your seat.

  • Prizes! $30,000 worth of prizes…

This year, $30G’s of spectacular designer goods are up for grabs. All you need to do is: pre-register for the event via sydneyindesign.com.au and play some hot-spot bingo by visiting 10 of Sydney Indesign’s phenomenal showrooms during August 13-15! Too easy, right?

  • Not to mention the After-Party – Yes, you’ve heard it right!

For the first time in four years, Sydney Indesign is bringing back the industry’s most iconic bash! The Sydney Indesign After-Party returns, giving you a chance to let your hair down and rub shoulders with 500+ of Australian design’s most iconic players!

Want an invite? All you need to do is pre-register @ sydneyindesign.com.au and follow to prompts to secure your ticket.

See you at #SID15!

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Write on your table top

Write-On table top was a hit!

DEN, “a professional platform tailor made for the furniture, furnishing and design industry and it’s innovators to work, connect and inspire…”  held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 14th to the 16th of May was the perfect opportunity for us to showcase, for the first time, part of our collection to the trendy Melbourne market.

Under the “made down here” inspiration we brought to our stand a collection of handcrafted, contemporary, timeless and innovative designs.

Our biggest hit was a a table top that you could write on that we called “Write-On Table Top”. We wanted to create a tool where people can brainstorm, engage, gather around, share ideas and leave their marks. With that collaborative work space in mind we’ve developed and launched our Write-On Table Top.

We couldn’t stop people writing on it! We had epic games of naughts and crosses, signatures, encouraging messages and lots of “xyz was here”.

Write-On table top is available nationally, for more information please send us an enquiry!