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Isolation and diversity

Isolation and diversity

When a collection of contemporary Australian design is presented to an international audience the first question that may well be asked by the viewer is how is this Australian? Where is the Australianness?

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Women take over technology

The notion that men love gadgets is one that’s likely to die hard, but the fact is that women now buy more gadgets than men – at least in the US. According to the Consumer Electronics Association in America, women spent $55 billion of the $96 billion spent on electronic goods in 2003.

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Celebrate light

Although in the last few years we 
have assisted in an acceleration of the 
binomial design+art (just think of the success of fairs such as Design Miami/Basel, or of the growth of limited-editions design business – almost a contradiction in terms), the two disciplines have been going hand in hand for decades.

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Cultural sustainability

Cultural sustainability

A bamboo sofa covered in silk. Unusual, certainly, but not exactly groundbreaking given today’s advanced technologies.

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