"How design can shape life"
‘Design UnWind’ at Melbourne Design Week 2020
The highly anticipated Melbourne Design Week (MDW) in March 2020 centres around the theme ‘how design can shape life’. A 10 day event held in the prestigious National Gallery of Victoria and at various locations around Melbourne, MDW offers design enthusiasts over 300 talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops.
As part of this event, James Dunlop Textiles was invited to contribute to a pop up installation by Australian furniture designer Arthur G. Also collaborating are innovative designer brands Tsar Carpets and Byzantine Design where the installation will be hosted at the Tsar Carpets showroom.
The installation titled “Design Unwind’ is dedicated to offering guests a peaceful reprieve from modern life through the application of mood enhancing design principles. James Dunlop Textiles took the opportunity to showcase one of their international brands, Designs of the Time, with its highly tactile and sensory furniture upholstery textiles which are represented throughout the installation.
This was also a chance for the textile brand to highlight their new collection ‘Fuego’.
The Fuego collection takes inspiration from South America, where rich materials are combined with artisanal processes and the quintessential South American colour palette. Soft neutrals and spicy hues of red, green, blue and yellow come together in a unique array of textures for the home.
Blends of linen and sustainable hemp are complimented by rougher, more densely woven qualities. Innovative additions of pure virgin wool and luxurious velvet embody the soft hearted, untouched character of the elements. Fuego is diverse, with plenty of choices for minimalists and lovers of bold accents.
Designs of the Time 'Fuego Collection' will be available in markets from March 2020.
Photography: Kate Ballis & Lillie Thompson