Modern Times was established in 2011 in Melbourne by husband-and-wife team Amy and Joel Malin. Built from the ground up, Modern Times began as a series of activated concept spaces and pop-ups and is now a permanent showroom and gallery in Fitzroy. An ever-changing emporium of art and collectible design, combining contemporary and vintage, and the progressive and utilitarian, Modern Times is interested in the space where art and design intersect, and where the functional goes beyond the everyday and opens up spaces for conversation and the exploration of deeper meaning.
Modern Times supports the creative output of many talented Australian artists, designers and makers, and over recent decades it has held exhibitions spanning fine art and object and furniture design. Its championing of emerging Australian design talent has seen Modern Times launch a number of careers and play a role in the production of new contemporary design works.
For the Melbourne Design Fair, Modern Times presents the work of Dean Norton, Zachary Frankel, Nicole Lawrence, James Howe, Studio Henry Wilson, Bettina Willner, Ebony Russell, Kenny Yong-soo Son, Emily Hamann of Ignem Terrae Ceramics, Ash Fischer of FISCHING, Ashley Corbett-Smith of Corbet, and Steven John Clark.