Dulux DIAlogue on Tour is an inspirational expedition, exclusive to DIA and DINZ members across Australia and New Zealand, which gives five design professionals the opportunity to travel to London and Stockholm for an enlightening education from European and Scandinavian design talent.
The five Dulux DIAlogue on Tour winners are Miriam Fanning, Adele Winteridge, Ben Edwards, Melissa Reid and Rufus Knight. Last night, we attended the Melbourne event, hosted at the beautiful Own World Showroom and presented by the DIA , Miriam Faning (Mim design) and Adele Winteridge (Foolscap studio). From what was a very captivating presentation that made us want to go to Stockholm asap, we thought we could share some of our highlights from their tour.
“Swedish design was born out of a desire to create something simple and beautiful ” said Mim.
“I noticed that the landscape in Stockholm was not littered with signs and canopies . Ett Hem for example reflects the simplicity of Swedish design and their commitment to dedicating time to builds, the hotel took over 10 years to complete” said Mim. “In Sweden we noticed that between studios and designers there was a level of respect not normally seen among competing design studios. We also noticed that nearly all studios had workshops attached, reflecting the designer maker nature of the industry in Sweden. This approach nurtured a wholistic approach to the design process” said Mim.