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Melbourne Design Week - Open State: Tait, Friday 24 March 10.30am
Fri. 24 March 2017, 10:30 am – 11:30 am AEDT
Melbourne Design Week - Open State: Tait tour
Join Tait founders Gordon and Susan Tait as they journey visitors on the life of a Tait product from the early design process and concept development through to as-sembly and distribution. Visitors will be treated to a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Thornbury headquarters and factory where they will witness the prototyping process with a first-hand view into the long and often challenging process of manufacturing a Tait product. All elements that go into mak-ing Australia’s very best outdoor furniture will be incorporated into the tour including cutting, welding, linishing, drilling, wrapping, packing and of course, Rosie the Robot.
Open State is part of the Melbourne Design Week, an annual design program linking creativity with business and community. Each year the program will explore the value of good design in a ten-day, city-wide celebration offering talks by leading designers, tours, workshops and industry events at NGV and partner venues throughout Melbourne. The theme for 2017 is Design Values. It asks: what does design value and how do we value design? Find out more here.
Open State is presented by Open House Melbourne on behalf of Creative Victoria and NGV for Melbourne Design Week.