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The inaugural festival

June 2016

Highlights

Open Design Studios 2016
Open Design Studios 2016

 

Most events were free. Most events filled swiftly. The festival was highly conversational and connecting. Highlights included:

– Open Design Studios took place across Fremantle and Perth Locales. Each studio approached their opening in a different way. All welcomed visitors and gave them a look inside their processes and studio setups.
– Design House Kalamunda showed Australia’s premiere product design, an artist studio and a solar passive home within one event.
– The experience tour of Alex Hotel showed the workings of a boutique hotel and the design decisions of branding architecture and customer journeys.
– Flat-packed furniture workshops fired the imaginations of attendees.
– Masterclasses in Design thinking were participatory and showed what it takes to succeed in design.
– CreativeMornings provided a talk platform but like every event, this was conversational and as much about connecting participants as celebrating the process of design.