27th November – 24th January

DesignFreo: Object, Space, Place

View an array of works by WA’s brightest designers that showcase the significance of design in our everyday lives and its connection to place and community.

Opening 6:30pm Friday 27 November, DesignFreo: Object, Space, Place looks at Fremantle through the lens of design and draws attention to how design shapes our experiences as individuals and as a community.

The exhibition explores our relationship to designed objects, spaces and places and features local architects and furniture makers, and fashion, industrial, interior and graphic designers.

Highlights of the exhibition
DesignFreo signature room scent created by The Second Salon, which will subtly infuse the Main Gallery; spaceagency’s architectural transformation of the gallery as a home; and Becky Chilcott and Isabel Kruger’s playful exploration of typefaces as personalities.

Exhibiting Designers

spaceagency architects – Committed to quality design, this local architect team has worked on Bread in Common, Petition at the State Buildings and the Alex Hotel

Penhale and Winter – Architect duo and winners of 2019 national competition to design the Architectural Commission for Sydney Design Festival

Becky Chilcott and Isabel Kruger – Perth based graphic designers with a slew of creative and commercial clients

squarepeg home – Skilled designer, creating furniture that lasts a lifetime

Tiller Rides – an electric bike company that grew out of founder Julian Illich’s desire to reduce reliance on cars as a transport mode

Monster Alphabets Dilemma  collaboration between fashion designer Sarah Watanabe and architect Emma Williamson. The two designers re-imagine men’s business shirts, taking advantage of their beautiful fabrics to create considered and playful garments for women

Winterwares  Pottery by designer-maker Simone Nabholz, born from a desire to embrace a slower pace in life

Ohlo Studio  South Fremantle based interior and furniture design studio led by Jen Lowe. Projects include Chicho Gelato, Canteen Pizza and the upcoming revamp of Indiana Tea House in Cottesloe

Remington Matters – Multi-disciplinary design studio producing furniture, lighting and accessories, custom design, production and installation services
The Second Salon – Certified aromatherapist with strong belief in essential oils’ ability to contribute to better health and wellness

DesignFreo: Object, Space, Place is curated by Pippa Hurst, Fremantle-based communications designer and the founder of DesignFreo.

Fremantle Arts Centre: 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle