Local Design & Purpose-Driven Products

Moderated by Holly Cunneen

Big brands and solo studios; how do these collaborative relationships come about and what are the rewards for us, the end user, to reap?

Discussion Panel

Holly Cunneen

Holly has spent her time in the media writing about architecture, design and our local industry. With a firm view that “design has a shared responsibility to the individual as much as it does the wider community,” her personal and professional trajectory sees her chart the interests, accomplishments, hypocrisies and crises of the architecture and design community.

Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson is an Australian industrial designer and has won a number of design awards, including The Australian Design Award for his Advent candelabra and The Bombay Sapphire Award for his Spool seating. Recent commissions include the design of a blackwood tallboy for the Broached Commissions and a swivel chair for Herman Miller. The Broached tallboy was exhibited at Design Days, Dubai in 2012 and was cited by Wallpaper* magazine as “one of the most sophisticated pieces in the fair”. In 2013 Wilson’s Serif stools were exhibited at the Temporary Museum of New Design at the Salon del Mobile, Milan and were subsequently shown at 100% Design, London.