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BANKI HADDOCK FIORA
ADA legal partners Banki Haddock Fiora established the ADA business structure, actioned trade marks, Business registrations, and were hands-on with our campaign during Productivity Commission 2016-17. The boutique Sydney-based commercial law firm specialises in copyright, trade mark, design patents, media law and IT, commercial transactions and disputes in these practice areas. Banki Haddock Fiora continue to mentor and advise the ADA, and join our IP Workshops as presenting partners. AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE members are entitled to a complimentary initial conversation with Banki Haddock Fiora, please contact us for an introduction.
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CANBERRA DESIGN FESTIVAL
Held annually in for three weeks in November, CRAFT ACT x DESIGN CANBERRA hosts 100 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes showcase DESIGN Canberra, transforming the nation’s capital into a new platform for design and experimentation. ADA® presented a panel talk at the 2017 National Design Writers forum and joins CDF again in 2018/19.
DENFAIR is Australia’s premier trade event connecting interior design professionals, architects, stylists and design-lovers with new release products and brands. Held annually in Melbourne in June where local and international brands come together in their passion for design, connecting opportunities, projects, stories, and reflections on everything design-related.
Sydney’s first independent design event showcasing furniture, lighting, objects for indoor/outdoor living. Presented by AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE and FACTORY DESIGN DISTRICT, new works by designers, associations and brands, particpating ‘by invitation,’ created a unique curation of installations in an 1830's former wool shed.
FACTORY DESIGN DISTRICT
The Factory Design District event 2015-16 promoted Australian independent designers, makers and self-producers who create original, locally made furniture and objects that are innovative, and both economically and environmentally sustainable. ADA® partnered to present an authentic design installations and hosted talks.
MELBOURNE FRINGE FURNITURE 32
The 32nd edition for Fringe Furniture makes it one of the longest running emerging design platforms. An open-access event, meaning anyone who enters can exhibit, showcases market ready furniture, lighting and oobject designs from early career practitioners. 2018 saw the debut ADA® Award of Merit - Fringe 32.
MELBOURNE DESIGN WEEK
Presented by Creative Victoria and the NGV, MDW presents more than 100 talks, workshops, installations and exhibitions across the city in March. AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE partnered with Christopher Boots to present a panel discussion that unpacked Australia's thirst for one-off works of ultra design, and with Euroluce for VICO MAGISTRETTI Travelling Archive.
SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK
Celebrating the creative diversity of Sydney’s contemporary craft community, Sydney Craft Week is held annually in October. Led by the Australian Design Centre, the 10-day program features a city-wide showcase of exhibitions, workshops, talks and open studios.
SYDNEY DESIGN FESTIVAL
Presented by MAAS Powerhouse Museum, 100+ events are held city-wide in March. The ADA presented workshops and talks in 2017/18; and HOME.GROWN. 3-day event celebrating Australian design at century old Mungo Scott Flour Mill.
THE DESIGN FILES AWARDS
THE DESIGN FILES AWARDS offers a $30,000 prize pool across 12 creative categories that include interior, product, landscape, textile and floral design, as well as architecture, styling / art direction, hand crafted and sustainability. The ADA contributes to judging the Emerging Designer category, winners announced September 2019.
VIVID DESIGN COMPETITION
Emerging design award vivid design competition delivers the 16th edition in 2019. Supported by industry experts and design luminaries, and curated by Daniel Della RIVA , vivid has exhibited more than 1,000 products by 700 designers to kick-start their careers. ‘The ADA® Award of Merit’ celebrates and awards innovation.
WORKSHOPPED supports Australian product design, presenting work by 450 designers seen by 650,000 people at 16 public exhibitions. The platform includes a curated student exhibition, and WORKSHOPPED Salon for established designers. From 2018 Workshopped presents in partnership with Australian Design Centre.
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