From the reassuringly practical to the confusingly obtuse, Fringe Furniture has seen it all. A boundary-pushing showcase of cutting-edge design, this is no Ikea showroom (though you might still find something comfy to sit on).
Established as an experimental playground, Fringe Furniture is a standout exhibition of emerging and market-ready design and has provided a platform for artists and designers to exhibit their work for 33 years, making it one of the longest design events in Australia.
Fringe Furniture is an open-access event which means anyone can apply!
While we'd love to see as many pieces as possible created in response to the provocation, Unite, Fringe Furniture is also open to new or existing works that have nothing to do with this theme.
Fringe Furniture is as much about showcasing the most innovative and up-and-coming work as it is about exploring and pushing the boundaries about what we mean by “furniture”. Show us your experimental forms and materials, your non-functional or functional objects, your wearable and ephemeral works. If you want to know if you art works or fits with our exhibition, give us a buzz.
Fringe Furniture is also open to pieces that can be displayed in outdoor spaces. If you can withstand the elements outside of Abbotsford Convent, more power to you!