Desk envy at the NDC

I’m wildly jealous of people who can justify having a Pantone colour sampler casually displayed on their desk. Ditto for fabric swatches strewn next to their laptop. For me, scribbled notes and paperclips are more common, but at least I have the owl clip to keep me company.

The six designers featured in the National Design Centre’s Do Not Crop exhibition have no such dilemma – their desks, recreated in the NDC’s ShowBox gallery space, are both mesmerising and inspiring as they sway gently on their suspension wires. There’s a graphic designer, an interior designer, a fashion designer, a landscape designer, an industrial designer (Bamakko‘s Ben Maxwell) and an architect, all of whom have enviably visual and tactile workspaces.

They’re all graduates of Melbourne design courses, and the show provides an insight into their early careers and what makes their job-minds tick… and makes me wonder when 3M will bring out Pantone Post-It notes.

{ The happy workspace of an industrial designer }

:: Do Not Crop at the National Design Centre ::
Federation Square (on the corner of Russell and Flinders Streets), Melbourne

Open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon – 5pm

You’ll have to hurry though – it finishes this Friday!

::Kate ::


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