Living Edge Melbourne Showroom. Image by Peter Clarke
Studio Tate Mecca. Image by Sharyn Cairns
Studio Tate Mecca. Image by Sharyn Cairns
Studio Tate Mecca. Image by Sharyn Cairns
Magis costume product usability. Image courtesy of Magis
Magis costume. Image courtesy of Magis

Reinvent | Panel Discussion

Presented by Living Edge

Date

Mon 27 May 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Tickets

Free, Booking Required

Venue

Living Edge Showroom
650 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

Access

Accessible bathroom, Seating available

Reinvent is a panel discussion on the intersection between creativity, sustainability, and responsibility in the world of design, highlighting how industry leaders are reshaping the future of design through commitment to sustainability and innovation.

The panellists will delve into the challenges and opportunities associated with such a forward-thinking approach, discussing how it aligns with broader sustainability goals and influences the future of furniture and interior design.

Participants

Tamsin O’Neil, Green Magazine

Tamsin O’Neill is co-founder of niche publishers Green Press and editor of green magazine, which is devoted to the best in local, sustainable design, architecture and landscape architecture. Green magazine has been involved in co-hosting or sponsoring special events, such as a series of Green Talks, curating exhibitions as part of the State of Design Festival in Melbourne and Sydney. Green magazine worked with MINI to curate INVERT, INVERT 2.0 and INVERT 3.0 which consist of installations and a speaker series on the topic of small-scale living.

Tamsin has been invited to speak at various talks and forums on issues relating to architecture and sustainability, including a Petcha Kutcha session at the Edge in Federation Square for Architecture Week, at the Powerhouse Museum as part of Sydney Design and at the Queensland State Library for their Think Outside series. Tamsin has mediated on sessions at the MPavilion, Melbourne Design Week, DesignBUILD and DENFAIR and was a member of the shortlisting committee for the Land Art Generator 2018 design competition. In 2019 Tamsin was on the judging panel for the Tasmanian Design Awards and for the Victorian Design Challenge at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Ivano Bosio, Head of Business Development, Magis

Magis is an Italian company that was founded in 1976 by Eugenio Perazza in the dynamic industrial area of northeast Italy. The company has gained prominence in the design world and is known for its innovative and boundary-pushing approach to design. In addition to their focus on design, Magis places a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility. Magis’ commitment to sustainability extends beyond just the production process. They also emphasise product durability, encouraging consumers to invest in high-quality products that will last for years, reducing the need for frequent replacements. By promoting longevity in their designs, Magis aims to reduce waste and contribute to a more sustainable future. Ivano’s unique position within Magis has shaped an unparalleled perspective on sustainability leading him to be the best representative to speak on how the brand is challenge traditional notions of manufacturing and consumption.

James Morton, CFO, Living Edge

James Morton brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and commercial understanding to the discussion. James has played a pivotal role in supporting the Living Edge’s eco-conscious strategy. His insights into the broader context of sustainable design and the challenges faced by the industry will provide valuable context.

Alex Hopkins, Design Director, Studio Tate

As the Design Director of Studio Tate, Alex Hopkins excels at developing creative solutions across the studio, whether on the business or design side. At Studio Tate Alex’s varied responsibilities include design review and direction as well as business development and practice strategy. Through her leadership at Studio Tate, Hopkins has overseen numerous projects that integrate sustainable materials, energy-efficient systems, and innovative design solutions aimed at reducing environmental impact. Hopkins’ deep understanding of sustainable design practices, coupled with a commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements in the field, positions her as a highly qualified voice on sustainability within the design industry.


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