Arent&Pyke is delighted to have been invited by the NGV to take part in the triennial design prize this year, where we eagerly explored and celebrated the theme of Domestic Living. Our installation, entitled 'Home: Feast, Bathe, Rest' explores what we consider to be the essential functions of a contemporary domestic interior.
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has announced the program for the 2018 Melbourne Design Week, which will run from 15 to 25 March.. Themed "Design Effects," the 11-day program will ask "how design changes the environment and people's behaviour," according to Ewan McEoin, senior curator of design and architect at NGV.
"The Rigg Design Prize 2018 recognises the central role that interior design plays in our lives and reflects the NGV's commitment to elevating the cultural value of contemporary design in Australia," said Tony Ellwood, director of the NGV. "The participants' concepts are thoughtful reflections of interior spaces and their ability to shift perceptions and tell personal stories of place and identity."
The Rigg Design Prize is the highest accolade for contemporary design in Australia - a generous legacy of the late Colin Rigg (1895-1982), a former secretary of the NGV's Felton Bequests' Committee. Previously known as the Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, the invitational
NGV has asked each design studio to produce an interior that demonstrates how designers create interiors as forms of communication embedded with values, ideas and stories that directly engage with the cultural, historical, material and technological aspects of society.
Australia's top creative powerhouses have joined forces with the NGV Women's Association to create The Art of Dining's spectacular, 44 high-concept table settings, open for public viewing from today until tomorrow, May 2-3. On the menu at the biannual fundraiser: a leading collection of Australian artists, designers, florists, stylists and creatives.