HUB at MID

Hub Furniture is thrilled to be participating in this year’s Melbourne Indesign and has an exciting number of events planned for design devotees looking to be inspired by some of the best in furniture, art and architecture the city has to offer. Hub will be spread across two locations in two Indesign precincts – the Hub CBD Exhibition Street Showroom on Friday 12 August and the James Makin Gallery in Collingwood on Friday 12 August and Saturday 13 August, where they will showcase an array of noteworthy creative offerings. At James Makin Gallery, Hub will be creating a landscape of light using Paris Au Mois d’Août’s delicate hand-made fabric volumes en masse within the space. This atmospheric lighting installation will frame an exciting collaboration with Melbourne architects and designers and a collection of artwork and objects selected especially for the event from both Hub Director Jaci Foti-Lowe's and James Makin's private collections. Set to inspire and lift the space with left-field creativity is the collaboration between Melbourne architects and designers who will each create a sculptural object within the gallery using Japanese Mokulock blocks. These delightful brick blocks are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic, with each set containing bricks from the production offcuts of six renewable Japanese trees: Cherry, Birch, Maple, Bigleaf Magnolia, Hornbeam and Zelkova. As guests stroll through the space, which will be fitted out with furniture from some of Hub’s top suppliers including Lowe Furniture; MDF Italia; Moroso; Billiani; Fatboy; Gandia Blasco and Viccarbe, on view will be architectural or sculptural structures and forms that have been created by some of Melbourne’s top creatives including the Hecker Guthrie team, Rob Mills, the John Wardle Architects team, Fiona Lynch team, and participants from HASSELL, Technē Architecture + Interior Design and Woods Bagot. Prior to the event, each architect and designer will build their structure from 500 blocks with complete creative freedom to build any form of their imagination, from the simple to the elaborate. The objects, which may be anything from a flat pattern; an architectural object; a hanging work or installation; one large or several smaller objects; a wall-mounted artwork; or a structural framework, will be showcased within the James Makin Gallery space where attendees will also be inspired to build on the day. Food and beverage offerings will be top notch, with complimentary ice-cream by Hawthorn’s star ice-creamery newcomer Piccolina being dished out to the crowds, with drinks from San Pellegrino and additional sweet treats by Luken and May. Be sure to stop by to see what these creative minds put together for this special collaboration!