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Designer Gone Wild: Simone LeAmon

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to find out what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

We’ve introduced the rest of our Designers (Lisa Gray, Tim Horton, and Mick Alvisse) in earlier blog posts, and now — last but not least — it’s Simone LeAmon‘s turn, one of Australia’s foremost design creatives.

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas, to see Simone take on our other Designers.

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Elevating the importance of design and creativity, and the work of the creative communities we live in, Simone has been working internationally for two decades as a visual artist, industrial designer, businessperson, industry consultant, curator, writer and university lecturer.

Simone’s practice as both a creative and design professional is renowned for fostering dialogues between the creative disciplines of art and design and the corporate sectors. Her protean inventiveness has been applied to a vast array of commercial and cultural production, including product design, site specific and interior design, jewellery, limited edition collectibles and design & art for exhibition. Her practice, Simone LeAmon Design and Creative Strategy, explores cultural values and social practices with rigour and insight. Design outcomes frequently blend ingenuity and a meticulous sense of craftsmanship with her trademark flash of wit.

Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Design Museum London, Milan Triennale and Salone del Mobile Milan. In 2009, Simone received The Cecily and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, one of the most coveted accolades in Australian design, exclusive to the National Gallery of Victoria.

Amplifying the message of designers in the pubic domain, Simone was recently appointed the Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the National Gallery of Victoria and she is also a lecturer in the Industrial Design program at RMIT University and adjunct lecturer at Monash University MADA.

“I believe I am a storyteller – engaged in an ongoing project of designing, making, curating and writing to speak of experience.”

A significant voice in the contemporary Australian design landscape, we’re looking forward to hearing from Simone when she goes head to head with our other Designers on May 25.


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