Things We Love: The Design Files Open House

As far as holy grails are concerned, The Design Files is to design junkies as Koko Black is to chocoholics. Named by The Times (UK) as one of the world’s Top 50 design blogs in 2009, TDF is dedicated to uncovering the freshest and most creative talent our country has to offer.

Those who are familiar with TDF will probably be avid followers of its daily news and feature stories on all forms of Australian design. But for those who aren’t, The Design Files Open House is the perfect way to get a taste before design devotion unwittingly creeps up on you.

This year’s Open House takes the event up a notch from previous years by being custom designed and built inside a 400 square metre Collingwood warehouse. It represents the ultimate Australian home, with the added bonus that everything is for sale and can be purchased on the spot. Over 70 Australian designers, artists and makers will be showcasing their wares — from furniture, homewares and lighting, to artwork, books and accessories.

Whether you’re a designer, a curious wanderer, or a TDF fan, you’ll find something at The Design Files Open House to satisfy your creative streak. For event details including dates and location check out The Design Files Open House website.