NGV // Melbourne Design Week 2018 // Decoding Design

Three designers, three nationalities, three cultures and three design disciplines join forces to decode each other’s cultural cliches through interpretive design.

Yan Huang a Chinese Automotive Designer, Manuel Canestrini a German Architect and Ilan El an Israeli Industrial Designer, interpret archetypical and traditional items.

‘Decoding Design’ explores our cultural preconceived ideas and how these affect our expectations. Each individual designer investigates a cultural perception and create a new object. ‘Decoding Design’ harnesses design effects to inform how preconceived cultural ideas can manifest through product design.

This was part of Melbourne Design Week 2018, an initiative by Creative Victoria in partnership with NGV.

Celebrating the best of Victoria’s design industry, Melbourne Design Week 2018 features 160 state-wide events including 30 exhibitions, open access to more than 25 leading Melbourne showrooms and a raft of other talks, workshops and panels

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 Senior curator of NGV Ewan Mceoin opening the exhibition. 

Senior curator of NGV Ewan Mceoin opening the exhibition. 

Erna Walsh CEO of KFive + Kinnarp Australia kindly provide the showroom space for the exhibition. 

 Time for a coffee.

Time for a coffee.

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 Nest in the west - Is there too many eggs in the nest?   Contemporary Cuckoo clock + candy dispenser

Nest in the west - Is there too many eggs in the nest? 

Contemporary Cuckoo clock + candy dispenser

 A great team.

A great team.

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 Beacon of hope.  Candelabra that makes a statement.

Beacon of hope.  Candelabra that makes a statement.