A group of Melbourne Designers have banded together to present MADE – a POP-UP design event – in collaboration with Melbourne Design Market and Pop Union for a 4 week curated shopping experience.
Luna Gallery has merged with local knit designers Wendy Voon and Captain Robbo’s Adventure pants in a curated design event at the UPPER WEST SIDE precinct, 220 Spencer Street, Melbourne for this 4 week event.
Other local Melbourne designers being showcased are :- Elk Designs, Secret River Bedlinen, Furniture by Power to Make, Zsofi Sami woven textiles, Melbourne Design Market and Elenii Accessories with Food Trucks and Live Music.
MADE – POPUP DESIGN PRECINCT – UPPER WEST SIDE – 220 SPENCER ST – til 12th SEPT.
Wendy Voon is Melbourne’s own unique and organic knitwear designer ~ knitpreneur ~ fibre artist.
Her design philosophy transcends seasonal fashion, crafting ‘sculptural and architectural’ pieces that live with you like works of art.
‘The design process …. the interplay of lines, texture, drape, the space between the body and the garment. A piece is successful when it conveys a sense of potential; transforming when worn into something amazing and right’.
Wendy Voon knitwear is currently on display at MADE – Upper West Side, Spencer Street, Melbourne – a collaboration and installation with Melbourne Design Market, Luna Gallery, Captain Robbo – Adventure Pants, Elk Accessories, Secret River, Power to Make, Zsofi Samu and Elenii.
Julia Ramsay is a seriously superb knitwear designer ~ fibre artist ~ knitpreneur.
Here we showcase a selection of her rare craftsmanship and appreciation for raw materials and the fibre itself in this beautiful body of work – PELT.
‘PELT is an experiment in material estrangement. Made from raw, un-spun sheep’s wool, the garments in this collection restore the dialogue between man and animal. These minimally processed fibres, knit in a flurry of knots and bobbles, become sweaters that do not disguise their material origins, do not obey the contours of the human body, do not give up their independence.
Each piece is a SECOND SKIN: a source of comfort, a temporary shelter, a reminder of
an animal’s gift.’
photo 1 & 3 Photographer Xi Sinsong . Stylist Emily Bess
photo 2 Photographer Nicole Anne Robbins . Stylist Victor Gonzales
The Essence of Life in Style … 12 years ago, 8 of us embarked on this journey – to exhibit our design & wares – with style. We were seriously thrilled & exhilarated to be visited by Claire Cau-Cecile, our originator … always exuberant, entertaining & inspiring. Thank you Claire xxx love from Luna
Nature, in all her majestical glory, is what inspires Chinese fashion designer Ban Xiao Xue the most.
“I live in a country surrounded by rivers and mountains, so I have always been quite sensitive to nature’s beauty such as flowers, trees and mountains, “explains Ban. “If you look closely into things that are commonly regarded as ugly, you can also find beauty. If you can use these methods when designing, your design will be unique.”
It was his innovative and unique designs which won over the esteemed jury during the 2012/2013
International Woolmark Prize (IWP) Asia regional final.
Featured here is a mere snippet of the beautiful WOOL creations by Ban Xiao Xue from his prolific
presentation – he quotes ‘BIRTH GROWTH METAMORPHOSIS’ ~ ‘warm as sunshine, light as air’.
#banxiaoxue #wool #design ~ heaven ~
… this beautiful home renovation was also featured in the July issue of Inside Out Magazine – styling Emma O’Meara and photography Nikole Ramsay
our TETRIS knit design was quite a hero in the July issue of Inside Out Magazine.
Firstly featured in WE LOVE – colour trend for ORANGE & GREY - Luna’s Clementine + TETRIS cushion styled by Joseph Gardner.
and also in Jessica Hanson’s beautifully styled ARMCHAIR feature photographed by Craig Wall.
Quite an honour being placed with such high profile international designers – Moroso ‘Klara’ armchair from Hub Furniture and Tacchini ‘kelly’ high back chair from Stylecraft. Thank you Jessica for
featuring our knits so eloquently.
Jane Reiseger is a uniquely talented illustrator – she loves to draw – paint – create. Jane’s art comes to life – her characters bring cheer & become your friends. We have recently collaborated to knit her gorgeous ZOO into blankets – bassinet, cot & kids. Available now – contact us for stockists.
#knittedblankets #melbournemade #lunaniños
Our heritage TREE blanket is back in stock and ONLINE now. A few of you have been waiting so here it is.
KANGA – mid grey . . . NATURAL – oatmeal . . . GHOST – charcoal
Luna Gallery has been a loyal supporter of The Wilderness Society for 10 years – donating a % of the profits from our knitted tree blanket to help save our old growth forests in Tasmania & Victoria. We are so grateful to have such a devoted following for this design in both our adults, baby & kids blankets. Thank you to all those who have supported our quest.