MADA Now 2017 Graduate Exhibition
Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA), is located in Monash University’s Caulfield Campus, Melbourne. A dynamic creative precinct that includes the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and MADA Gallery. Monash University is Australia’s largest university and is ranked amongst the top 1% of universities worldwide. MADA which is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 art & design schools hosts the industrial design programme which is regarded as the best in Melbourne and amongst the top in Australia. Its alumni, researchers, and teachers include award-winning artists, designers, and architects, recognised as leaders in their respective fields globally. Amongst their alumni is our very own Design Director; Lee Baker.
MADA Now is an annual exhibition that showcases the work of MADA’s final year students that is open to the public. It is based in MADA’s learning spaces and galleries with a variety of projects from over 300 students that have studied in either the art, design, or architecture disciplines. The work showcased includes; paintings, sculptures, sound pieces, architectural models, industrial design prototypes, communication design artwork, illustrations, and animations.
We were delighted to attend this year's MADA Now exhibition. Some of the incredible industrial design projects showcased included the following:
Blume is a revolutionary and innovative appliance that creates an ideal environment for Spirulina to thrive and multiply in. Spirulina is a micro-algae ‘superfood’ that is rich in most nutrients required for a balanced diet and that reproduces indefinitely. Blume is, therefore, an indefinite source of the most nutrient dense food, that is also highly environment-friendly through the algae’s high consumption of Carbon Dioxide.
Ebu Chair by Annemarie Sia
“Ebu is a chair designed to evoke a sense of delight in the user and focuses on the acknowledgement of our sensory channels. The chair is accompanied by a weighted blanket to hug, reduce stress and anxiety.” - Annemarrie Sia
Blok Knife Sharpener by Annemarie Sia
“Blok is a knife sharpener, designed to be seen and used everyday. Statistics show that knives are thrown away rather than sharpened because people either do not own a honing steel or sharpener. This is a response to the problem and acts as a sculptural piece that carries the utilitarian functions of a knife sharpener, stand and organiser. It acts as a constant reminder to sharpen kitchen knives and makes the task convenient.” - Annemarrie Sia
Other Industrial Design projects:
Automotive & Architecture projects:
About MADA, Monash Art Design & Architecture. Monash University (2017). http://artdes.monash.edu
MADA Now 2017 Graduate Exhibition, Monash University (2017). http://artdes.monash.edu/gradshow2017