To celebrate Melbourne Fringe’s iconic, avant-garde furniture exhibition turning 35, it has a new name and a new home. Fringe Furniture has evolved and expanded to become Design Fringe – a new exhibition celebrating Melbourne’s extraordinary independent and emerging designers as well as the ground-breaking, bizarre and impractical works they produce.
Encompassing all types of object design including furniture, fashion and sculpture, Design Fringe expands on Fringe Furniture’s legacy, ensuring that open access design opportunities are embedded in the contemporary design industry into the future.
Operating for an extended period of three months at its new home at Linden New Art, plus an exciting curated collection at the Victorian Pride Centre during the Festival dates, Design Fringe will host an expanded program of events including panel discussions on accessibility, gender and sustainability in design; artist conversations, tours and more.
This year’s event has the theme of “home”, acknowledging that our own dwellings often provide the inspiration for exceptional design.
Please note: the exhibition at Linden New Art will be running for an extended period from Saturday 18 September to Sunday 21 November.