WORKSHOPPED20 : 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Australian Furniture, Lighting and Object Design


 Exhibition: 6 August to 30 September 2020


Australian Design Centre presents the 20th anniversary exhibition of the design industry’s much anticipated annual program WORKSHOPPED20 – the very best in new Australian design by emerging and established designers. 


Designers: Arthur Koutoulas | Ashley Menegon | Ayano Yoshizumi | Benjamin Jay Shand | Chloe Goldsmith | Dora Ferenczi | Duncan Young | Eliza Maunsell | Ferhan Akyuz | Fiona Booth | Hyuck Lee | Ian Bromley | Indy Wilson | Ivana Taylor | Jake Wilson  Jake Williamson | James Laffan and Seaton Mckeon collaboration | Jason Ju | John Wardle | Jordan Leeflang | Jordan Silver and Stefano Di Lorenzo | Joshua Riesel | Kathleen Prentice | Katie-Ann Houghton | Kevin Kim | Luma Weinhardt Max Harper | Michael Hoppe | Saint Mary O’Flynn | Steven Giannuzzi | Timothy Robertson | Xanthe Murphy 


In celebration of this milestone, WORKSHOPPED20 will also include a selection of recent work by successful Australian designers who had their start in a WORKSHOPPED exhibition.

Superstars: Adam Cornish | Alex Gilmour | Adam Goodrum | Charles Wilson | David Knott | Karina Clarke | Trent Jansen


Thank you to our WORKSHOPPED20 supporters: BoConcept and Stylecraft. 



images are available of the works in the exhibition. 


For information, interviews or images please contact:

Alix Fiveash, Partnerships and Communications Manager, ADC on 02 9361 4555 or


WORKSHOPPED identifies great Australian design and brings it to local and international attention. The WORKSHOPPED exhibitions are the first step in the process. WORKSHOPPED exhibitions assist in sustaining a creative community. Before the first WORKSHOPPED exhibition in 2001, designers had few avenues in getting their designs in front of the general public. Creating and maintaining successful commercial relationships with industry and the marketplace is also extremely difficult. Many designers who have exhibited at WORKSHOPPED exhibitions have their works in commercial production and exposed to potential buyers. The WORKSHOPPED SHOP presents products designed by Australian designers and available to both wholesale and retail customers.

WORKSHOPPED looks for designers that have identified and considered the issues relating to production, whether limited or mass production and irrespective of the production method.


Images:  Timothy Robertson, Lande, 2019. Photo: courtesy of the artist. James Laffan and Seaton Mckeon, Alcum, 2019. Photo: Neatt Design. Ayano Yoshizumi, Stack Planter, 2020. Photo: Pippy Mount.

About WORKSHOPPED and Australian Design Centre

Launched in 2000, this exhibition was the very first awards program focusing on furniture, lighting and object design in Australia. Started by a group of friends, with only five designers exhibiting, this small but dedicated team grew WORKSHOPPED into large scale annual events held in various locations in Sydney. 

After two decades, WORKSHOPPED is still leading the way. A champion of the creativity and ingenuity of Australian furniture, lighting and object designers, producing products for global brands to critical acclaim. 

Australian Design Centre is thrilled to present this anniversary edition of WORKSHOPPED. ADC has a long relationship with WORKSHOPPED, including the ADC on Tour exhibition, Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design (2014 – 2017). This exhibition allowed audiences to experience the process of design through the stories of 12 designers.

Over the past 20 years WORKSHOPPED has exhibited the work of more than 500 designers to reach over 600,000 people. Much of the value of exhibiting with WORKSHOPPED is connecting to this large network.

Australian Design Centre link