I have participated in numerous design events, special projects, talks, awards and exhibitions. Here are some of the more recent ones.

Habitare Interiors, Design & Furniture fair in Helsinki, September 2018:

As part of the Onoma stand.

2013/2014: Hightide: Queensland Design Now Book and Exhibition. This book, by Jason Bird, is a showcase of the last decade of Queensland product design. Helena’s and my work is represented by the Kantti stool and desk and the i…stool featuring alongside the work of many talented designers. The exhibition featuring the works of the designers runs at Artisan (381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley) from 31 October 2013 to 8 February 2014.



2012/2013: Instructor on the QUT Furniture Design and Making Course

QUT Lasse Kinnunen QUT Lasse Kinnunen

June 2012: Exhibition ‘ON THE EDGE’ at Hilltop on Tamborine.

Jan 2012: Exhibition ‘Creating Origins: Producing culture through craft’ at Hilltop on Tamborine.

2011 IDEA Awards:
In 2011, the Origins collection and trans-form-it collection were finalists in the IDEA (Interior Design Excellence Awards).

2011 Habitare Interior, Design & Furniture fair in Helsinki
In 2011 a few of my furniture pieces travelled to be part of Helsinki’s Habitare Interiors Fair. The trans-form-it lounge chair and coffee table were part of an international exhibition ‘Multifunctionality’ at the EcoDesign exhibition, and the Juhani chair was featured in the Lapponia House’s new concept CLT mini-house.

2010 Unlimited Asia Pacific Design Triennial
In 2010 the trans-form-it furniture collection was exhibited at ‘Moving Cities: Moving People: Moving Minds’ exhibition at Unlimited Asia Pacific Design triennial in Brisbane. This collaboration with Architectus, Inkahoots, Queensland College of Art Master of Design Futures Program explored new designing in a future or changing climate conditions. The trans-form-it concept of furniture-in-a-box was a practical response to issues of mobility and storage.

2010 Scope of Hope
Making of drums for visiting East Timorese musicians for ‘Scope of Hope’ concert organised by Griffith University Queensland College of Art and Prof Tony Fry, at QPAC.

2009 – 2010 Mod Squad
Travelling exhibition by Logan City Art Gallery Mod Squad: contemporary design + objects, featuring Antero chair and artist talk in Logan and Cairns.

2010-2011  Mentoring and tutoring of Queensland college of Art design students

2007 Mentoring
Mentoring of emerging designer Jenni Baxter for design of Soundscape Furniture concept. I assisted Jenni with the concept development and design-for-manufacture of the piece.

2007  Public talk at Gallery of Modern Art Howard Arkley exhibition Contemporary Art and Design: What is the Link?

2007  Part of Queensland Design On Show exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery for Design Institute of Australia

2007  Public talk at Freestyle travelling exhibition at Queensland University of Technology Art Museum

2007  Public talk for the Design Institute of Australia Designer of the Year – Experiences of the Milan Furniture Fair at Queensland Art Gallery.

2007  Brisbane Indesign
Fish for dinner, darling? design installation for launch of new Kiila table

2006  Arts Queensland Smart State Designer of the Year 2006
Awarded by Design Institute of Australia

2006 Design Institute of Australia, Queensland Design Awards
Pietari collection finalist in Design Institute of Australia (Qld) design awards in furniture design category

2006  Guest lectures Furniture Design for the design students at Griffith University Queensland College of Art.

2005  Collectables – Vintage and Contemporary exhibition at Craft Queensland

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