Victoria’s best designers officially launched Melbourne International Design Week 2015 at a free public exhibition in Melbourne’s City Square.
More than 100 award-winning designs were on display, specially selected by leading industry bodies from their recent award programs or supported by these associations: The Australian Institute of Architects, Australian Graphic Design Association, Digital Industry Association of Australia, Design Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the Production Designers Guild of Australia, and the Game Developers Association of Australia.
Award programs included:
– Victorian Premier’s Design Awards
– Australian Design Biennale
– Victorian Architecture Awards
– AIMIA Awards
– Newstar Design Awards
– Victorian Graduate of the Year Awards
– Australian Game Developers Awards
– Australian Interior Design Awards
– Eat, Drink, Design Awards
– The Houses Awards
– Good Design Awards
– The APDG Awards
– AILA Victoria Landscape Architecture Awards.
Presented by Ideas on Deisgn in partnership with the The State Government of Victoria, the City of Melbourne and Laminex, the exhibition was on display in the City Square between 10am and 8:00pm from Sunday 8th May until Friday 15th May.
Up to 65 000 people a day can be exposed to the exhibition at City Square, ranging from city workers to families, from middle-school classes to elderly couples.
The response from the public was overwhelmingly positive, with visitors commenting how nice it was for them to have “design coming to them” right in the City Square, where they could appreciate the exhibition on their way to work, before their daily commute, or on their lunch break.