Event Gallery: Chairity Melbourne Exhibition & Launch Party 

Event Gallery: Chairity Melbourne Exhibition & Launch Party 

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Last week in conjunction with Melbourne Design Week, over 200 members of the design industry gathered at Cult Design Melbourne to launch The Chairity Project exhibition and online auction. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate! There's still plenty of time to bid on your favourite design - the auction ends on Sunday 3 April at 7pm AEST. Here we share a gallery from the launch event. 

The 2022 edition of Cult's esteemed fundraising event, The Chairity Project, sees 18 leading Australian creatives from a cross-section of design disciplines reimagine the Result chair for charity. ​First designed in the 1950's by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld for Ahrend, and now produced by HAY, ​the Result chair is an enduring design classic.​

Set within a lofty gallery space with crisp white flooring, aged brick walls and European windows, the final designs were exhibited in Melbourne over a four-day period during Melbourne Design Week. Next, the exhibition travels to Sydney and is on show at the HAY shop from 28 March - 3 April, 2022.

The Chairity Project 2022 sees 18 leading creatives from a cross section of architecture, ceramics, art, interiors, fashion, scent and industrial design reimagine the Result chair for charity. See all participating creatives here

Exhibition signage designed by Design by Toko. 

Chair designs by Mud Australia, Akin Atelier, The Raconteur, Retallack Thompson, Pattern Studio and Evi O. 

Designs by Tom Fereday, Design by Toko and Claire Delmar. 

At the Melbourne launch event we were delighted to welcome over 200 people from the design community, including special guest Joerg Esslinger from HAY, along with many of the creatives and charities participating in the 2022 edition of The Chairity Project. 

Mike King admiring Arnsdorf’s design.  

A guest admiring William Smart's design; a hanging sculpture inspired by Alexander Calder.

The launch event was catered by Mabu Mabu, a Torres Strait owned and run business on a mission to put Indigenous ingredients on tables across Australia.

Guests enjoyed a delicious selection of saltbush, pumpkin and wattleseed damper, emu kabana, quandong chutney, taro crisps, bunga nut and yam dip, pickle mushrooms and wattleseed tart, namas (coconut cured ocean fish), purple yams with bush tomato, wattleseed crumbed baby eggplant sliders and island rice stuffed peppers. 

Thank you to our event beverage partners Borachio Wine, Cantina OK! and StrangeLove.

Jade Sarita Arnott, founder/designer of conscious modern womenswear brand Arnsdorf with her Chairity 2022 design. 

A guest admiring Arnsdorf's design.

Talia Chow and Nina Provan.

Guests admiring Heather Nette King's design, A Hostile Conversation, which is made with antique glass and explores the limitations of public architecture. 

Richard Munao (Founder & Director, Cult Design) with Joerg Esslinger (Sales Manager, HAY)

Adam Goodrum. 

Guests enjoying the exhibition.

Heather Nette King.

HAY Sales Manager, Joerg Esslinger, welcoming guests at the Chairity Project launch party in Melbourne.

A guest enjoying the exhibition.

​All 18 works are available to buy via online auction, with full proceeds shared equally between five charities, ranging from cancer research to homelessness to environmental initiatives including the​ ​​Cancer Council, Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul, Greening Australia and Gunawirra

These charities are close to our hearts at Cult and have been chosen as a result of internal and external circumstances that have emerged over the past two years.

A guest enjoying the exhibition.

James Dodd, Marketing Officer at Greening Australia, one of five charities The Chairity Project 2022 is fundraising for. 

 The Chairity Project is a charitable initiative that would not be possible without the generous support of its partners and suppliers. Cult expresses its deepest thanks to the following event sponsors: NHO | Fiona Susanto | Design by Toko | Inhaabit | Cathy Marshall | Hunter & Co | Inbox Moving Services | Cantina OK! | Borachio Wine | StrangeLove

Photography by Cathy Marshall

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