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Narrative Goods: Craft Contemporary Festival

Narrative Goods, puts the focus on 5 of Melbourne’s up-and-coming contemporary furniture designers – Nicole Lawrence, Ash Fischer (FISCH), Dean Norton, Zachary Frankel and Brigitte Owers-Buccianti (Real Non-Real). Featuring new pieces from each designer, Narrative Goods explores the possibility of functional design to inspire delight, provoke conversation and embody story. Presented as part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Contemporary Festival. Scroll down to shop the exhibition.

October 14 – November 2

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Play with colour with customisable Belt Collection by Nicole Lawrence

Each designer has created work that brings craft together with a conceptual expression of ideas. The Containa series by Dean Norton invokes the mystery of the vessel and its contents, with his table-within-a-table utilising turned wood and frosted glass. Nicole Lawrence’s new minimal Belt Collection of plinth-like coffee tables in powder-coated sheet metal with interchangeable tiles is an invitation to play with colour. Zachary Frankel subverts the engineered recycled plastic ubiquitous in public furniture, to produce a coffee table with a contemporary design sensibility for a domestic setting.

A dramatic animation by Spot Studio to accompany Dean Norton's new Containa series.
The Formosa Coat Rack by Real Non-Real and bench makes effective use of vertical space.
Recycled plastic has never looked so good! Arc by Zachary Frankel is an incredibly clever and flexible design.

Narrative Goods is colourful and playful exhibition, yet minimal. Block colour, right angles and subtle material combinations are used across the works, whilst each individual designer also clearly asserts their own style and interpretation of the brief. These works are designed as production pieces intended for daily use, daily appreciation and daily delight.

We look forward to welcoming you as part of the Craft Contemporary Program. See all the pieces below.

Ash Fischer creates a shape shifting sculptural light, Lucha, using PVC elbows.

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