Phillip Leeson Architects, Chowne Street House. Photo: LightStudies

Tickets on sale, full program announced

This year’s festival brings one of the most eclectic programs yet. Highlights include: one of the most significant Japanese figures in contemporary architecture, Kengo Kuma; Australia’s leading practitioner of the late 20th century organic style of architecture, Enrico Taglietti; the 2018 designer-in-residence, furniture maker Chelsea Lemon; Design Diplomacy events in collaboration with Helsinki Design Week; Dark MOFO favourite known for his lighting designs, Matt Adey of House of Vnholy; a type artist’s conference; hands-on workshops, Tim Ross and more.

“DESIGN Canberra has resonated with Canberrans, the design sector and design lovers near and far because design is in Canberra’s DNA. This year’s program will be full of new ideas, conversations, and innovations to further inspire what makes Canberra a living design laboratory,” said Rachael Coghlan CEO of Craft ACT and Artistic Director of DESIGN Canberra 2018.

This year some of the biggest names in design will join Canberra’s burgeoning design community to exhibit, speak and inspire audiences at the ACT’s fastest growing festival. Tickets are officially on sale and the full program is now available online.