Melbourne Fringe

Design Fringe registrations NOW OPEN

Timeless, inventive or totally impractical, we’re ready to present your innovative design work to the world.


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jul 1, 2022





Design Fringe is Melbourne Fringe’s open access experimental design program that celebrates the ambitious, the innovative, the iconic and the avant-garde.

An evolution of the inimitable Fringe Furniture, Design Fringe is a bold new platform that helps emerging designers and artists to create and present innovative new pieces and connects them with new audiences and markets.

Design Fringe encompasses all types of object design including furniture, fashion and sculpture through a program that stretches beyond two exhibitions with a suite of events, workshops and artist conversations that explore the design world of the future. Teaming up with our mates at Linden New Art, the slick new program includes:

  • Two design exhibitions featuring both experimental and commercial pieces across form
  • Brand new commissions
  • A Design Fringe public program including tours, talks and workshops
  • A range of diversity initiatives
  • An awards program
  • A mentorship program
  • A designer in residence program

This year Design Fringe looks forward and asks designers to Design The Future: Don’t Waste Time. Linked to the major global challenge of sustainability, the program encourages both designers and visitors to rethink our relationship with objects, as well as raise awareness to help us to make better choices about what we buy.

Design Fringe is presented by Melbourne Fringe and proudly supported by Linden New Art, City of Port Phillip, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, and Monash Art, Design & Architecture. 

To find out more, or to register visit; 

Registrations close Friday 1 July.