Now in its 17th consecutive year, WORKSHOPPED continues to identify great Australian design and bring it to local and international attention.
WORKSHOPPED runs from August 10 until August 27, 2017 at Supa Centa Moore Park, Sydney.
Continuing to be the first step in many designers' process to gain recognition, WORKSHOPPED will be showcasing a record number of 60 entries that represents every state in Australia, as well entries from New Zealand in their annual exhibition this year.
Australian Designer Kate Stokes, quickly rose to fame after exhibiting her highly coveted designs with WORKSHOPPED in previous years. "Exhibiting at Workshopped gave me valuable insight into how to best promote products to a
wider audience. I was able to meet wonderful people working in the design industry and receive direct feedback on my work from the public, other designers and design retailers".
Over the years, WORKSHOPPED has supported the launch of many successful designers careers through the annual exhibition including Australian design royalty such as Stokes, Adam Goodrum, Henry Wilson and internationally acclaimed fashion icon Akira Isogawa.
Stokes continued, "the exhibition was an excellent platform to gain media attention and have my work seen internationally when it was picked up by online media. The Workshopped team are incredibly supportive of emerging designers and the exhibition is a perfect platform to launch a new product."
WORKSHOPPED organisers are incredibly excited about the potential of this years exhibition with one entry already setting tongues wagging. The re-release of the iconic South Australian brand TH Brown are using WORKSHOPPED as their platform to make a comeback to the Australian market.
Simon Brown, Manager Director of TH Brown had this to say about the re-release: "TH Brown is proud to work with Workshopped who re-issue our Iconic Australian designed Danish Bar Stool. Designed by Peter Brown in the early 1960s, it is a quintessentially Australian piece of mid-century furniture history. To this day retaining contemporary lines suitable for any modern residence. There are few organisation's that actively promote and assist local Australian design talent like Workshopped. At TH Brown we actively support any endeavour that supports and enhances Australian design."
The annual WORKSHOPPED exhibition has presented the work of over 450 Australian designers through 16 exhibitions and been viewed by over 650,000 people. It offers a unique peer review of emerging design and guided support through the development and marketing of new design and designers.