Designed Made… Not Just Another Market

by Linda Fredheim

Designed Made is the twice-yearly, outdoor designers market hosted by the Furniture Designers’ Association.  Having grown in stature and recognition since its first in 2009, it is returning to the forecourt of the Princes Wharf No1 shed on Sunday 4th of December 2011 from 10.00am till 3.00pm.  Just in time for Christmas!

Designed Made - Princes Wharf Hobart Dec 4
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Designed Made Market will be at Princes Wharf Shed 1 in Hobart, December 4th

Tasmanian Designed and Made

Featuring some of the best designers and artisans in Tasmania, the Designed Made Market captures all that is wonderful about Tasmania and its thriving, creative community.  Not only is there a fantastic range of Tasmanian designed and made objects on show, the designers and makers are on hand to talk about their work and what inspires them.

Designed Made - Karin Beaumont Jewellery
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Winner of the 2011 Robe Southern Ocean Art Prize (3D) Karin Beaumont with jewellery inspired by the microscopic creatures of the ocean

Everything for sale here is designed and hand made in Tasmania by the people you see and talk to across the trestle tables.  The stallholders are carefully selected to include a wide range of craft and design practices including furniture, home-wares, ceramics, glass, fashion, accessories, jewellery, toys and gifts.

Designed Made - Low Back chairs from Evan Hancock
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Designed Made: Low Back chairs from Evan Hancock

Designed Made - Glass from Wendy Helleman
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Designed Made: glass from Wendy Helleman

Designed Made - Bags from Sashiko (Kiyomi Reid)
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Bags from Sashiko: designed and made by Kiyomi Reid

Designed Made by Tim Lowry

It’s a great chance to catch up with the designers and hear what inspires them, and how they make their work.  Young Tasmanian knife-maker, Tim Lowry, is passionate about his knives made with materials which have had past lives out in the Tasmanian wilderness.


 

Much of the steel he uses is recycled from old sawmill blades and the handles are made from beautiful Tasmanian timbers, maybe even timber cut with those original saw blades!  Inspired by Japanese edgewear and a desire to create a good feeling when cooking, every knife is made with care to last.

Designed Made - Knives by Tim Lowry
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Handcrafted knife designed & made by Copping-based knife-maker Tim Lowry

Sunday 4th of December 2011

If you are looking for that something special Designed Made is the place to be.  Prices start at a very friendly “pocket money” level so you can spend as much or as little as you want to; or just wander around and enjoy the beautiful items on show and finish with a gourmet coffee.

Designed Made - Renata Carmichael's Furniture
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Getting up close and personal with Renata Carmichael’s sculptural animal furniture

Find out more and preview the work at the Designed Made website.

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