Design South Australia

Published:  August 24, 2012
Heath Killen
Design South Australia

The Integrated Design Comission SA have been working for the past few years to help develop design policies, and foster the growth of South Australian design industries. Most recently, the commission has been involved in the publication of a new book that showcases design projects from around the state.

Design South Australia features exemplary case studies from a wide range of disciplines, and will be distributed to peak design bodies, libraries, hotels, business groups and design advocates both locally and internationally. Commissioner Tim Horton describes the local design scene as “a thriving creative industry” and says that “good design helps South Australian business connect with global markets, through inspired brands, quality packaging and innovative products, and unique places that reflect our climate, our values and our time.”

This book is an important and valuable resource, not only for South Australia but for the entire Australian design community. It demonstrates the value of good design in the global marketplace, and importantly, it promotes design at the regional level.

If we are to continue to grow and develop our local design industries, we need more advocacy projects like this that promote quality work, and provide an economic and cultural context in order for our work to be widely understood, appreciated and financially backed.

The IDC have generously provided a copy of the book to give away to one of our readers. To be in the running, all you need to do is tweet a link to this article, with the hashtag #designSA.
A winner will be selected randomly next Friday 31st August.

Below are some samples of the 52 case studies of projects from the book.
To view more visit the IDC Facebook page.

Northern Expressway: Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Daniel Emma products: Daniel To & Emma Aiston

Australian Native Garden: Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Illumini: Karen Cunningham & Mandi King

Gilles Street Jam: JamFactory Metal Design Studio

One Response

  1. Kelly

    As a teacher of Design and a Librarian, it is great to see something like this come out of SA – something that the students can see as being in their own backyard :)

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