External Review

External Review

For Sydney Design Week 2022, the Australian Design Centre hosts External Review, a collaboration between the American Hardwood Export Council, award winning designer Tom Fereday, furniture manufacturers Evostyle and upholstery specialists, Swiss Design. External Review follows, and celebrates, the entire design process from the source of the raw material through to manufacture and final presentation with the purpose of shared learning. 

Visitors will be invited to stop and reflect on all the elements that contribute to the creation of a furniture piece from American red oak. They will have the opportunity to learn about and challenge their preconceptions of good practice and the importance of being consumers of considered design. It provides the chance for the wider community to ask, how can we foster a sense of thoughtful, intentional and environmentally responsible design whilst championing Australian craftsmanship?

External Review will be at the Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 from 14 – 24 September 


Design Process




Environmental Profile