175 Years of Victorian Design

December 14, 2010

An exhibition showcasing the ingenuity of Victorian designers since 1835.

An exhibition celebrating the history of design in Victoria is currently on show at the Design Institute of Australia’s Design Gallery.

The eighth exhibition to be held at the Design Gallery in Melbourne since its opening in May 2010, 175 Years of Victorian Design showcases design projects from multiple disciplines, ranging from conceptual student work to projects by established designers.

The exhibition includes iconic Australian products and designs that have seen global success. Featured projects include the Sherrin football, the Safe N Sound Baby Capsule and Richard Carlson’s 1978 insulated Wine Chiller.

Curator Ian Wong says: “There are examples of everyday objects still in production today and made locally which sets Australia apart as a manufacturing nation. The capacity of Australian industrial designers to achieve a high quality product in a limited production environment is another characteristic embodied in some of the exhibits”.

*When* 15 November- 23 December 2010
*Where* Design Gallery at the Design Institute of Australia, Level 1, 175 Collins Street, Melbourne


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