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

Designed Made Market: Princes Wharf (photo supplied)

Tasmanian Designed and Made

by Linda Fredheim

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.

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

Designed Made: chairs by Evan Hancock (photo supplied)

Designed Made - Glass from Wendy Helleman

Designed Made: glass by Wendy Helleman (photo supplied)

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

Handcrafted knife by Tim Lowry (photo supplied)

Sunday 4 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.

Find out more and preview the work at Designed Made online. Article for publication (with photos) submitted to Think Tasmania by Linda Fredheim on behalf of Designed Made market organisers.