Seat system "Aura" by 2DESIGN
"Watchmen" by Rachael Woodman, on show at The Bombay Sapphire Blue Room of the Powerhouse Museum
"Egoist" by Ricardo Duarte Villas-Boas, Portugal
Plate 55 – ‘Le diable en tête’ by William Sawaya, 1992. Photo: Sawaya & Moroni
The design of these prototypes is inspired by food. Chairs for "Carnivora", on display at the Powerhouse Museum

Sydney Design Week 2004

The Sydney Design Week 2004 will take place from August 5-15, 2004 at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia. Alongside seminars, lectures and events, the exhibition "Contemporary silver: made in Italy" will be shown until February 13, 2005.


Numerous events form the program of the Design Week. One of the main subjects this year is Italian design. The exhibition of contemporary silver made in Italy presents more than 150 pieces from Italy's leading silversmiths. In addition, William Sawaya of Sawaya & Moroni from Milan will give a lecture about the future of European design. Also from Milan comes Carnivora, a concept for a steakhouse restaurant, which was conceived by students of the University NSW for this year's Milan furniture fair. The furniture is minimal, the design of the prototype chairs is inspired by various foods: you can choose the most suitable seat for dinner.

The designer and architect Tom Kovac will give a seminar about 3D design, and there will be workshops about "Poetry in Motion" as well as 3D modeling and graphic design. In addition to the many events at the Powerhouse Museum Lectures, workshops and exhibitions will take place throughout Sydney. At the Sydney Opera House, Ross Lovegrove will talk about his work, which ranges from walkmen, clocks, kitchen utensils and outdoor lighting to the interior design of airplanes. Sam Buxton will speak about new movements in design at the College of Fine Arts. The Australian Graphic Design Association will present the discussion round "Make my logo bigger" at the Australian Museum.

Local experts trace the path from prototype to finished production in their design lectures, and Australia's position in the world of design and the necessity of a Design Council is going to be discussed during the Designer's Forum "Beyond The Bridge & The House".

You can find the entire program for the Sydney Design Week 2004 at


Powerhouse Museum

500 Harris Street, Ultimo