You're invited to Sydney Design Week 2022 — Making Now.
As part of Making Home Work, the acclaimed Smart Design Studio building will be open to the public. Join us in our new showroom, adjacent to the Smart Design Studio office, for an afternoon drink amongst our new products or book a tour of William Smart's award-winning studio/home next door.
DesignByThem will also be a part of New Australian Design at the Powerhouse Museum, curated by Emma Elizabeth, with an installation by DBT founders Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis. See below for dates and details. Fun times!
DESIGNBYTHEM OPEN SHOWROOM
16 Stokes Ave, Alexandria
Sun 18th Sept 2022, 4 to 7pm Free
Founded in Sydney in 2007 by Sarah Gibson & Nicholas Karlovastis, DesignByThem will be open for some afternoon drinks and showing new work in our new space, located in the Stokes Avenue building designed by Smart Design Studio.
Image: Twill Chair by Gibson Karlo. Photo by Pete Daly.
SMART DESIGN STUDIO TOUR
14 Stokes Ave, Alexandria
Sun 18th Sept 2022, 4 to 7pm Tickets Required
Sydney Architect William Smart, founder of Smart Design Studio, invites the Sydney design community on a tour of his studio and home, built within an industrial workshop in a heritage-protected light-industrial precinct.
Image: 14 Stokes Avenue by Smart Design Studio. Photo by Romello Pereira.
NEW AUSTRALIAN DESIGN
500 Harris Street, Ultimo
15 Sept 2022 - 30 Apr 2023, 10am to 5pm Free
An exhibition at Powerhouse Ultimo of new work by some of Australia’s finest designers and makers, curated by cross disciplinary designer/creative director Emma Elizabeth of Local Design.
Image: Alex Fitzpatrick lighting. Photo by Rohan Venn.
About Making Now
"Making Now celebrates the designers, doers and thinkers who are defining the cultural moment in Sydney and across NSW. As the parameters of ‘design’ expand beyond the concept of the singular genius enshrined by the modernist tradition, SDW2022 explores collaboration and cross-pollination between established and emerging creatives and across disciplines."
– Stephen Todd, Sydney Design Week Creative Director.