Design Fringe

Design The Future: Don’t Waste Time

16 September > 27 November 2022
Second Round Registrations NOW OPEN until 10 August


Welcome to Design Fringe 2022 – a place for the ambitious, the innovative, the shape-shifting and the magic-making. Design Fringe holds a (very artistically designed) mirror up to the who’s who and what’s what of the design industry and celebrates innovation across design of all kinds.

Continuing the legacy of its first iteration as Fringe Furniture, Design Fringe honours the legacy of the last 35 years of the program while continually reimagining the future of design. This exhibition celebrates the changing face of design and the work of ambitious new design leaders.

Be bold

IMAGE > [top] Kaspian Kan, What's the Takeaway?, 2021, Takeaway containers, paper, steel, paint, broken lamps, 65 x 80 x 60 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
IMAGE > Fringe Furniture [installation view], 2019. Image courtesy of the artists and Melbourne Fringe. Photograph: Tanya Votchanskaya.

This year’s exhibition will take over all our gallery spaces, as well as Carlisle Street Art Space located in the St Kilda Town Hall. The accompanying program will stretch beyond the galleries and exhibitions with a suite of events, workshops and artist conversations that explore the design world of the future.

There will be two nights to celebrate:

The Launch of Design Fringe
Carlisle Street Art Space  
Friday 16 September, 6-8pm 
The launch of Design Fringe with a special address from the Mayor, Marcus Pearl.

Exhibition opening
Linden New Art
Saturday 17 September, 2-4pm
Exhibition opening and the announcements of the Design Fringe winners.

Be brave

IMAGES > [top and above] Visitors at 2019 Fringe Furniture, 2019.
Image courtesy of Melbourne Fringe. Photograph: Tanya Votchanskaya.

IMAGE > Visitors at 2019 Fringe Furniture, 2019. Image courtesy Melbourne Fringe. Photograph: Tanya Volt

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This exhibition is presented in partnership with Melbourne Fringe & Carlisle Street Art Space.

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