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new work 08


co presented by IXL Design and the furniture designers association

Atrium, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hunter Street, Hobart

Wednesday 7th May - Sunday 25th May 2008


A Design Island 2008 Showcasing mini exhibition, featuring new work from

  • Karin Beaumont

  • George Harris

  • Joseph Hodgson

  • David Roberts

  • John Smith

  • Stuart Williams


Alumna Bracelet

Karin Beaumont

Sextant Stool

George Harris

Ready made coatrack

Joseph Hodgson

Genoa Mirror

David Roberts

Cobra Stool

John Smith

Light 67

Stuart Williams


Design Island is the Tasmanian Government's initiative supporting best practice and exposure of Tasmanian design and craft through annual exhibitions, an internationally recognised forum and a world class workshop. 

The program facilitates national and international networks, export market development and best practice in the business of design.


For more info about Design Island

tidal zone

an exhibition of contemporary furniture and objects

co-presented by the Design Centre - Tasmania and the furniture designers association.

Design Centre - Tasmania, in Launceston from March 23 - May 13 2007,

touring regional Australia till December 2008


tidal zone asked designers and makers to consider the tidal zone - the space where land and sea meet.
On an island this is the ‘edge’ that delineates the island's geographical space. But this is also a shifting space in which discarded, found and natural materials are collected and combined after the tide has washed away the previous landscape. The ‘tidal zone’ is a locus for disruption, unusual juxtapositions, change and new creation.


Visit Tidal zone online


supported by


Furniture Designers Association 2004 Members Exhibition

Waterside Pavilion, Hobart April 23 - May 16

Design Centre, Launceston May 21 - June 13


About the Exhibition

[show+tell]  new furniture for 2004 features 21 piece of furniture from 19 of Tasmania's established and emerging furniture designers and makers, each piece inspired by a special object or story.

The exhibition aims to reveal the "mysteries" of the design process and encourage audiences to engage with some of the concepts behind designing.

Visit the exhibition, and try to match the ideas and objects with the pieces.



The title of the exhibition also serves to explicate the nature of the exhibition DVD, produced by ROAR FIM, a "show and tell" style presentation of the work of the participating furniture design practitioners, including interviews with 12 of the participating designers as well as images of designers working

The production of the DVD and promotional material has been assisted by Arts Tasmania.



view work


[show+tell] at the Waterside Pavilion, Hobart






Hub - young designers month

Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

February 2002


'Hub', run by the FDA and assisted by Arts Tasmania through the Premier, Minister for the Arts, was a phenomenal success attracting over 3,500 visitors in just over 3 weeks.

The exhibition showcased the work of innovative emerging furniture designers 35 years and under. The designs represented the range of work being made in Tasmania and delighted local, national and international visitors during a period of peak visitation to the state.

For more images go to hub



Images copyright - Simon Cuthbert Photographer


GO - Designed for production 3

Carnegie Gallery - Hobart Nov - Dec 2000

Design Centre - Launceston Dec 2000 - Jan 2001

Designs Australia - Melbourne Feb 2001


Go: designed for production featured over 40 new pieces of furniture and homewares from 33 of Tasmania's established and emerging designers and makers. 

Many of the pieces featured Tasmania's unique timbers combined with contemporary materials.

Poster from the exhibition available by contacting the fda for $5.00



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