$15, Booking Required


Sat 19 Mar
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sat 19 Mar
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sat 26 Mar
10:00 am – 11:00 am


Villa Alba Museum
44 Walmer Street, Kew VIC, Australia

Futures Collective: Meet the Designers

Futures Collective: Meet the Designers Past Event

Presented by Futures Collective

An exclusive tour with the leading design minds behind Futures Collective, showcasing their work and the process and philosophies behind them. this tour will provide the visitor with an intimate opportunity to connect with the stories and mission behind each piece individually, as well as a collective narrative, all within the remarkable interior of Villa Alba Museum.

Light refreshment available at close.


Fiona Lynch

Founder of Fiona Lynch Studios, Fiona Lynch’s crafted aesthetic, harmonises raw and refined, polished and supple details, into cohesive spaces that are intuitive musings on tactility, depth, light and shadow. Included in her works are alliances with contemporary artists and skilled artisans – from ceramicists to sculptors and metalworkers – a journey together that’s led to her first capsule collection of sustainable furniture comprising coffee tables in assorted geometric configurations, plus sofa and armchair. The resulting Workshop x Future Collection launches as part of Futures Collective at Villa Alba Kew, for Melbourne Design Week, 2022.

Broached Commissions

Broached Commissions present objects from the second edition of Broached Recall, crafted from heritage timber veneers from the archive of Elton Group. The linear and graphical nature of the Recall Monoliths and Coffee Table is complimented with hidden storage compartments and a detachable handle, rendering these domestic pieces both sculptural and functional.  Founded in 2010 by Creative Director Lou Weis, Broached is a research and narrative-driven production house, commissioning and creating collectible design and providing creative direction for public art and commercial spaces.

Anne-Maree Sargeant

Former editor-at-large of BELLE Magazine, AMS was part of the team that established SPACE Furniture and ran Space Sydney for a decade. After running her own design-driven marketing agency in the 90’s and naughties,  AMS has helmed the AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE since 2015 to actively advocate for IP law changes, and to educate about the importance of supporting, promoting and specifying original products, materials and brands. She also hosts the DESIGN-MADE podcast, launching March 2022.

Marlo Lyda

Marlo Lyda is an Australian born designer-maker, and recent graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). Her practice embraces fieldwork and intuitive process as means of challenging widely accepted industrial techniques and the by-products of production. Coaxing her delicate and functional objects from materials that are undervalued and disregarded, Marlo believes industry offers a “provocative intersection” where value can be redefined.

Jon Goulder

Internationally acclaimed Designer Jon Goulder founded his studio in 1996 after graduating from Canberra School of Art. His body of work since, grounds him as a stand-out Australian designer, who is widely acknowledged as having made long lasting contributions to the Australian design industry. Goulder’s work has featured in a number of major exhibitions and publications around the world. He was the inaugural winner of the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award, the winner of the Hobart Art Prize and People’s Choice Award, and his work is held in permanent collections by many State and National Museums and Art Galleries including the National Gallery of Australia. His INNATE 2.0 collection marks the exciting next chapter of his highly successful collaboration with Sydney design retailer Fiona Lyda, in extending their existing collection to more spaces within the Australian home.

Fiona Lyda

Fiona Lyda is the Founder and Managing Director of renowned Sydney design emporium Spence and Lyda. For the past 25 years Lyda’s curatorial eye has found and fostered exceptional and up and coming makers and their stories via her Sydney showroom and new Melbourne Showroom slated for launch May 2022. Hers is a consistent celebration of craftsmanship, materiality and unquenchable passion for preserving and celebrating Earth’s natural resources. A vision of beauty with meaning, that has been widely regarded in the Australian press and abroad. And a vision for ‘designing the future we want’,  that underpins her Futures Collective showcase of exceptional talent brought to Melbourne’s Villa Alba, Kew, for Melbourne Design Week 2022.