Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sydney Design at the Powerhouse was huge. So big, (and so busy) in fact that I didn't get a chance to get around to any of the exhibits. Regretfully missed the Castiglioni retrospective, and Benini both at the Powerhouse, only a level or two up from the Knitting Workshop Tent where I was.
It was a joy getting some beginner knitters on the needles and churn out a scarf or two in the workshops; they were so surprised and chuffed at how easy it is; but also at how design can improve an outcome by making the process more accessible. The theme of Sydney Design this year was about how design has a story, and how the designer connects their ideas with an audience through that story. It was great to participate in this process, and be part of these symbiotic conversations.