Design*d is an ongoing documentary series produced by RMIT University in partnership with Creative Victoria.
Researched and presented by Stephen Crafti, host of RMIT's Talking Design podcast, Design*d shines a spotlight on some of Victoria's leading design talent. Embracing architecture, fashion, industrial and interior design, Design*d celebrates the visionary style that is a hallmark of Victorian creative life.
Gallery Funaki is considered to be one of the leading contemporary jewellery galleries, not just in Australia but worldwide - in the top five by those in the 'know'. Established by the late Mari Funaki, twice recipient of the prestigious Herbert Hoffmann prize, it is now owned and run by Katie Scott. The two jewellers appearing in this film are Manon Van Kouswijk, originally from the Netherlands, and Inari Kiuru, who was raised in Finland. Both now live in Melbourne and show their work at Gallery Funaki.
McBride Charles Ryan
McBride Charles Ryan established their award-winning practice in the early 1990s, at a time when work was relatively sparse. However, from the start, their practice challenged the notion of architectural by creating strong conceptual work.
Atticus & Milo
Caecilla Potter is a leading interior designer and director of Atticus & Milo. Potter started her career in criminology before deciding to explore the design work. Her portfolio includes the refurbishment of Leonard Joel Auction house, residential work, and commercial fit-outs in Victoria.
Inspired by the forms of the natural world, Christopher Boots' lighting is designed for tactile engagement in warm, beautiful spaces. His stunning creations are made in Fitzroy but have travelled the world, including dressing the holiday windows for Hermès New York.
RMIT graduates Mario-Luca Carlucci and Peter Strateas came to fashion through visual communications and industrial design. Known for their fine tailoring and beautiful fabrics, their designs have travelled from Melbourne to the catwalks of Paris.
Sibling Architects received numerous rewards for their stunning retail fit-out for Dust in Melbourne's CBD, an experimental interior exploring the five senses.