Free, Booking Not Required


Thu 17 Mar
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 18 Mar
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 19 Mar
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 20 Mar
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tue 22 Mar
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed 23 Mar
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu 24 Mar
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 25 Mar
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 26 Mar
11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Villa Alba Museum
Villa Alba Museum, Walmer Street, Kew VIC, Australia

Futures Collective

Futures Collective Past Event

Presented by Spence & Lyda

Introducing the Futures Collective. A banding together of Spence and Lyda’s curated local & global edit and co-participants’ works, each championing facets of Sustainable Design, and interweaving an immersive narrative for the visitor within the exquisite heritage interior and grounds of Villa Alba Museum, Kew.

Headlining will be works seen for the first time in Australia since their launch at Super Salone Milan, from Alvaro Catalan De Ocon and rising talent Lucy Kurrein. Alvaro’s latest Plastic Rivers rugs series, sees salvaged PET bottles from the world’s most polluted rivers, reimagined as tufted weaves of the most exquisite designs – on display beside works by award winning local designers Jon Goulder, Broached Commissions, Fiona Lynch studios and the Authentic Design Alliance.


Spence and Lyda

Home of the artful and curious shopper for 25 years, Spence and Lyda showcase creators, makers and their stories from at home and around the world, with emphasis on considered, hand crafted pieces, of exceptional beauty and meaning. With a distinctive view to the preciousness of time, talent and planet – Spence and Lyda foster, celebrate and preserve these above all things. Elevating mindful work and the spaces we inhabit with furniture, lighting, soft furnishings, and accessories, that inspire conversation, appreciate over time and respect our planet’s resources. Finding and fostering the talent that crafts these exceptional pieces is the great WHY of who Spence and Lyda is and what they do – a passion realised in an exceptional local-global curation of pieces, designers, and co-participators, as part of their Futures Collective initiative at Villa Alba Museum, Kew, for Melbourne Design Week 2022.

Fiona Lynch

Acclaimed interior designer Fiona Lynch Office launches their first capsule collection for Melbourne Design Week 2022. Expanding on the studio’s commitment to sustainable materials, the pieces are produced with waste materials and local fabrication. The collection is inspired by the studio’s interior design for the soon-to-open Ace Hotel in Sydney and utilises raw building materials – including reclaimed timber and hand-worked aluminium – as well as slumped glass from offcuts, and a custom pigment has been splattered onto fabric reminiscent of the abstracted patterns of random markings on artists’ drop sheets. Comprising low-set tables and stools in assorted geometric configurations, as well as armchairs and a daybed, the collection is united in its robust forms and jigsaw-like compositions.

Authentic Design Alliance

Presenting Caged a selling exhibition of one-off interpretations of modern furnishing icons recreated by Ash Allen ; accompanied by a series of limited-edition photographic works of the collection by Tom Blachford; both installations curated and produced by AMS.

Broached Commissions

Broached is a research and narrative-driven production house that commission and create collectible design and provide creative direction for public art and commercial spaces.  Their research interrogates how design has participated in the great events that have defined the modern world, creating works that critique the role of design, through informative and intriguing objects, exhibitions, public artworks and spaces. As part of Futures Collective, MDW 2022, Broached Commissions will 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.