2016 is an exciting year for Design Tasmania, with the organisation celebrating 40 Years.

To coincide with the 40th birthday Design Tasmania engaged 40 individual designers and makers to exhibit a design that embodies a unique aspect of the Tasmanian landscape and from an environment that inspires and shapes design.

40 Years : 40 Designers encouraged creativity and activated risk taking while inspiring practitioners and their creative practice. Through craft and design, Tasmania is approached with the knowledge of finding one off pieces and uniquely hand crafted objects that tell the story of this island. Tasmania stands out as a design destination, as an island with a creative landscape for inspiring innovation.

The creative community of Tasmania designers and makers that have supported our organisation, have had a significant contribution to the design sector over the past 40 years. The 40 designers represent a broad spectrum of skills, ages, careers, rich and diverse talent, mediums, traditional and modern, techniques and trades throughout this two part exhibition.

20 designers exhibited at the Design Tasmania, Launceston on March 18th until June 19th and part 2 of the exhibition will launch on December 2nd.

Friday March 18th Exhibition Opening
5:30pm Meet the designers
6:00pm Exhibition opening
Exhibition March 18 - June 19th
All Welcome


Ebook of 40 Years 40 Designers Part 1