25 March 2013
Shopping in Surry Hills: Workshopped
Shop Australian Design
Nobody does it on their own! Behind every great artist, thinker, or creative individual stood dozens of people who helped them along. Patrons, parents, teachers, and friends offered advice, encouragement, and occasionally financial support. That hasn’t changed! Modern artists and designers need help at every step of their journey to realize their vision. And when they do, all of us reap the benefits!
For over 11 years now, WORKSHOPPED has been helping up-and-coming Australian designers at every stage of the production process. The company’s primary goal is to forge successful relationships between designers and manufacturers and sellers. All three are needed to bring inspired products to life, at a reasonable price.
What is the process?
WORKSHOPPED is essentially a design hub that invites promising Australian designers to exhibit their work. The company promotes these shows and then selects items that are well-received for possible future production. Their last exhibition features over 60 designers and was a smashing success.
It doesn’t matter if the item is scheduled for mass production or limited edition, WORKSHOPPED will promote any idea as long as it is completely original and desirable. Production method is also not an issue, as the team has worked on both simple and intricate designs.
Before WORKSHOPPED came on the scene, new designers had to fight tooth and nail to get their creations in front of the buying public. Now they have an effective and reliable avenue to bring the best in Australian design to the people. The company is proud of the many Australian designers it has helped take their projects from concept to reality. Several young designers who exhibited their work at WORKSHOPPED signed commercial production deals and brought their vision to the masses.
What do they show?
The company has over 14 distinct departments on its website, http://www.workshopped.com.au. They include Accessories, Bath & Kitchen, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Furniture, Gifts, Jewellery, Kitchen, Living Room, Workplace, and more! Items for these spaces include everything from cutting boards and cushions to knickknacks and wallpaper. The pieces that show well are often accepted for wide-scale production by manufacturers.
In the image clock wise:
-Dial Hangers, $30
-Watch Out, $250
-Graph Cup, $32
-Dosh Wallet, $89
-Tuerca ring, $248
-Eyoi Yoi Pendant Light, $1355