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sydney design 2010

Design underground #3- Bootilicious!

August 12, 2010

Rebecca Bower
The Bootilicious behind-the-scenes tour revealed stories of everyday, famous and infamous Australians through looking at what they wore on their feet. On Monday August 9, as part of the events, talks and tours program for Sydney Design 2010, I teased out some of the more unusual background stories in an extended tour for a group of 11 footwear enthusiasts.

A Fashionable Idea: Shaping Expression

August 6, 2010

Melanie Pitkin
This Saturday 7th August, as part of Sydney Design 2010, the Museum is hosting Framed! - an all-day photographic shoot exposing the ins and outs of creating 'the look'. In this post, wardrobe stylist Anna Raju of Black Dahlia, explores the role two key Australian fashion designers have had both on her work and the Australian fashion industry as a whole - Alex Perry and Gail Sorronda.

Design underground #1 – In the fashion vault

August 3, 2010

Melanie Pitkin
Yesterday afternoon we kicked off the Design Underground tours as part of Sydney Design 2010 with an insightful, behind-the-scenes look at the expansive storage facilities of the Museum's costume and accessories collection.

Radiogram by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

July 29, 2010

Paul Donnelly
Castiglioni is a name surely synonymous with "cool"?! Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designed this radiogram for Brionvega in 1966. It was based on their approach that design must restructure an object's function, form and production process and following this led them to reinvent all the products they were commissioned to design.

Sydney Design 2010- Featherston ‘Stem’ chair

July 28, 2010

Melanie Pitkin
Sydney Design 2010 starts on Saturday and runs until August 15. For the next two weeks, we will be blogging exclusively on design, everyday, under this year's theme 'Tell us a story'. As a taster, you'll be able to discover more on Achille Castiglioni and the RR 126 Radiogram, the 'Creating the Look: Benini and fashion photography' exhibition, the Australian International Design Awards, the unique jewellery pieces of this year's design travelling scholarship winner, Liesl Hazelton, designer-makers featured in our 'Young Blood' markets, SD10 events, talks and tours as they happen and in this post, the Featherston 'Stem' chair.