In Fringe Furniture

Registrations for Fringe Furniture 2019 will open in June.

Fringe Furniture is our open access, boundary-pushing exhibition of cutting-edge design, which will be held at the stunning Abbotsford Convent from 12 – 29 September 2019.

Fringe Furniture is a standout showcase of market-ready and experimental design and has provided a platform for artists and designers to exhibit their work for 32 years, making it one of the longest (and we think most beloved) design events in Australia.

Fringe Furniture for Gender Equality

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation and Fringe Furniture are partnered to actively support gender equality in the design sector. Offering subsidised registrations for female-identifying and non-binary designers by 15.3% (the gender pay gap in Australia) is our way of levelling the playing field – plus we’re offering four mentorships to emerging artists (led by industry leaders), and curating an inspiring program of talks and artists tours led by experienced designers.

We’re building the future we want to see – and it looks goooood.

Interested in lending a hand? 

If you’re interested in volunteering as an exhibition invigilator or assisting with installation/bump out of the exhibition in September, please get in touch with Creative Projects Coordinator, Kristina Arnott, by emailing or calling 9660 9600.

What to expect at Fringe Furniture 33?

Fringe Furniture is the radical-furniture-jewel in the Melbourne Fringe crown. Both a celebration of the what is possible and of the artisans who thought it so. Proudly open access, we don’t turn anyone away, so expect pieces from fresh-faced newbies with a unique point of view alongside industry stalwarts pushing the envelope of convention.