Summit seating system, 2021. Snøhetta for +Halle

At the Table Past Event

Presented by Snøhetta


Booked out
Sat 25 May 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Free, Booking Required


Snøhetta Studio Melbourne
27 Niagara Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia


All gender bathroom, Assistance animals welcome, Low sensory / relaxed, Seating available

Join Snøhetta and guest collaborators for an exhibition and participatory conversation exploring how embracing different perspectives can build incredible outcomes.

Over a single afternoon in late April a group of uniquely-skilled participants joined Snøhetta designers to create a speculative proposal for a single, ubiquitous item – the table.

An object laden with utility yet heavy with complexity, a table can simultaneously represent and perform many functions. For Snøhetta, the table is a space that allows us to come together, where roles and disciplines can be dissolved, and where ambition and intention become aligned. Central to Snøhetta core design processes, it also offers a platform to ‘table’ critical questions facing the design world today: How do we come together, and why? What does it truly mean to have ‘a seat at the table’, and who gets one?

Empowering and enabling fluid design thinking, invited collaborators were guided through a series of core Snøhetta workshop tools, implemented across many of the organisation’s notable international projects. The collaborators stepped into a transdisciplinary space where each other’s skills, and unique perspectives could conceptualise a specific design outcome, together. The collective vision then decided what this ‘table’ would facilitate and represent; its form and function.

Join Snøhetta at the table in their newly established Melbourne Studios. Discover what this somewhat unconventional process involved, and its results. Converse with some of the collaborators and designers themselves. Take your own place at the table over design tools and refreshments to contribute to and take away, new perspectives on how people can better come together.

Workshop Collaborators:
Arts Project Australia  +  Michael  Camakaris, Australian Tapestry Workshop  +
Sophie Travers and artist in residence Jackson McLaren, Hunted and Gathered
and Long Prawn.


Snøhetta is a transdisciplinary, dialogue-driven practice including architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, art, product design, graphic and digital design, often integrating a combination of interests across their projects. They share their name with a beautiful, remote, and historically important mountain in central Norway, but have studios around the world, including in Melbourne (Naarm/Birrarung-ga) and Adelaide on Kaurna Country.