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Melbourne Design Market

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
Have designs on this curated market
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with the Melbourne Design Market (MDM), which takes place in the under cover carpark at Federation Square.

Billed as "the original showcase for intelligent design", this curated market features 50 of the best and brightest, established and emerging designers, who have been hand-picked for this special event. On offer will be products across all design sectors, including furniture, lighting, homewares, fashion and accessories.

Melbourne Design Market
Cutting edge fashion designer Miranda Dix will be at the MDM

One of the 'hero' designers at this MDM is fashion designer Miranda Dix, whose collection Guepe (French for 'bug') is inspired by the microscopic textures and metallic colours of insects. Her designs feature embroidered laser-cut fur platforms and one-off sequinned beetle wing shorts.

New stallholders to the MDM are Koncent, a Japanese brand with innovative home products, and Sweden Interiors with the launch of a new home interiors range.

Melbourne Design Market
Sweden Interiors - a new stallholder to the MDM

2015 Good Design Award winner, Frank Green will be offering the flat-packed water bottle - Memobottle, along with a range of other stylish, functional and reusable products.

Melbourne Design Market
Examples of the pieces created by Vanessa Lucas

A designer and maker of bespoke objects for 20 years, Vanessa Lucas works with both cloth and clay to make functional pieces which can be used in everyday life. On offer will be a range of her delicate slipcast porcelain tableware.

The advantage of this style of market is that customers get to see items first hand and to interact with the designers. As MDM's Elizabeth Collins puts it: "...people need to be able to touch items, to have some provenance around them. Our designers are there to add something special to that experience."

With so much to see, you may need a refreshment break along the way, and this has been covered too. The Bean Alliance will be on hand with organic food and coffee.

MDM runs from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Sunday 6th November, and admission is FREE.
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Why? A curated market, featuring quality designer items across many design fields.
When: 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday 6th November 2016
Where: Undercover car park at Federation Square, Melbourne
Cost: Admission is FREE
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