Melbourne International Design Week (MIDW) has been invited under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to present a showcase of new Melbourne Design at the inaugural Dubai Design Week, 26 – 31 October, 2015.
Anne-Maree Sargeant AMS of Snap was commissioned by our team to work with us to curate and produce the brands we are presenting. Her experience on both the local and international designers scene has helped us bring this program to life under the curatorial theme, Melbourne Lights Up! AMS developed a presence for MIDW to showcase contemporary lighting design, all designed and made in Melbourne, Australia.
Melbourne Lights Up! introduces three design brands on the rise – Christopher Boots, renowned for bespoke, handmade lighting with signature quartz crystals; André Hnatojko’s elegant silhouette pendant lighting; and geometric chandeliers by Jonathan Ben-Tovim, Ben-Tovim Design.
“Christopher Boots, André Hnatojko and Jonathan Ben-Tovim established their brands four years ago and their collection presently designed and made in Melbourne, Australia. Their work has been included in leading internationally acclaimed design projects, and I selected them not only based on their practice, but for being stellar ambassadors of Melbourne design.”