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Introducing The Local Project's Marketplace of Local Australian Design

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Liz Barrett

The Local Project proudly celebrates all that our local designers, industry leaders and emerging artisans have to offer. From our initial inception, we have been inundated with enquiries from our community as to where they can source the very best Australian design.

The Marketplace was created to directly connect our community with talented local designers, artisans and makers, and to access authentic Australian designer pieces in one place.

The Matisse Low Chair by Local Australian furniture, lighting & industrial designer Mr.Fräg.

The Mena Armchair by Franco Crea. Photographed by Alex Reinders & styled by Bek Sheppard.

“We are delighted to continue our support of the local design industry with the launch of The Local Project Marketplace,’’ says founder and director Aidan Anderson. “We have seen first-hand the dramatic shift as people are turning away from mass-produced items and embracing local and homegrown design. We are thrilled to be able to give our community direct access to small-batch designer goods and offer local designers a unique opportunity to showcase their creations to a global audience.”

The Across Table by Apparentt.

The iconic Catapult Design showroom located in Ultimo, Sydney. Photographed by Tom Ferguson.

The Local Project is excited to work in collaboration with Catapult Design. Catapult Design shares our commitment to support local Australian designers, making the partnership an exceptional opportunity to further showcase, champion and support the local Australian design community together.

Catapult Design currently represents over 30 local brands such as Andre Hnatojko, BARBERA, Apparentt, Ben-Tovim Design, Franco Crea, Dowel Jones, Ross Didier, Skeehan Studio, Paul Townsin, and Coeval, as well as their own signature range. This carefully curated collective of designers produces locally designed and made furniture solutions for residential, commercial, hospitality and education installations.

The majority of products for sale on The Local Project Marketplace are on display at the Catapult Design Showroom. Get a first hand look at the very best in Australian Design. Photographed by Tom Ferguson.

The Popper Light by LAAL.

The Marketplace will support and emphasise sustainable local production and quality materials, as well as innovative design and local manufacturing. We aim to give designers and makers a global platform to showcase their latest collections and promote local talent.

This collaboration will be the first of many, with a bevy of local independent designers and collaborators joining the marketplace in the coming months.

The Hat Pendant by Luke Mills of Lumil.

The Oval Side Table by Fomu. Photographed by Lillie Thompson.

To be the first to see what’s new and stay up to date with the latest offers and events from The Local Project Marketplace make sure you sign up to our news and follow us on social media.

Are you an Australian designer? Want more information on being a part of The Local Project Marketplace? Contact us today – marketplace@thelocalproject.com.au.

Photographed by Tom Ferguson.

Founders of Catapult Design Leigh Johnson and Aaron Zorzo. Photographed by Pablo Veiga for The Local Project.

The UCCIO Chair by BARBERA.

The Nancy Planter by The Melbourne Table Company.

The Perf Pendant by Ben-Tovim Design.

Photographed by Tom Ferguson.

The Tangram Bedside Table by Idle Hands.

The Fold Side Table by Eugenie Kawabata.

Photographed by Pablo Veiga for The Local Project.

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