New Olds: Design Between Tradition and Innovation.
From deer antlers to the cuckoo clock, traditional porcelain, Baroque objects and the more recent history of Bauhaus and Memphis, New Olds - Design between Tradition and Innovation explores the relationship between tradition and innovation in contemporary design.
57 designers and design teams from Europe, USA and Australia enter into an intensive dialogue about aspects of the “new” and the “old” in a range of objects and groups of objects. These combine traditional methods in products meant for contemporary consumers, around the themes of materials, construction, configuration, production, and traditional use.
Developed by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA) and presented in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Australien. Public Program 12.30 - 1.30 pm Friday 7 December FREE Explore the exhibition with curator Volker Albus 6.00 - 6.45 pm Thursday 13 December FREE Australian designers in conversation: Malte Wagenfeld, Tim Collins, Dale Hardiman and Scott Mitchell 12.30- 1.30 pm Thursday 7 March 2013 FREE Design education today: trends and traditions.
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7 December – 9 March 2013 at RMIT Gallery