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LEGAL PARTNER

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.

EVENT + AWARD PARTNERS

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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.
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DENFAIR
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, and now Sydney, local and international brands come together in their passion for design, the platform connecting opportunities, projects, stories, and reflections on everything design-related.
DESIGN-MADE
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.
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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 installation and hosted talks.
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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 sees the debut ADA® Award of Merit - Fringe 32.
MELBOURNE DESIGN WEEK
Presented by Creative Victoria and the NGV, MDW 2018 presented 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. The sell-out event joined a stellar program.
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SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK
Celebrating the creative diversity of Sydney’s contemporary craft community, Sydney Craft Week is held 5 – 16 October 2018. Lead by the Australian Design Centre, the 10-day program features a city-wide showcase of exhibitions, workshops, talks and open studios.
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SYDNEY DESIGN FESTIVAL
One of the longest-running festivals of its kind in Australia, organized by MAAS (formerly Powerhouse Museum), 100+ exhibitions and events were held city-wide March 2-11 – AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE presenting OWNING AUSTRALIAN DESIGN:: IP Intellectual Property 101 Workshop at Australian Design Centre; and DISCOVERING AUSTRALIAN DESIGN panel discussion.
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VIVID DESIGN COMPETITION
Emerging design award vivid design competition delivers the 15th edition in 2018. 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.
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WORKSHOPPED
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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