Broached Commissions initiates bespoke made and limited edition design collections, each collection based on a different event in Australian history. By fusing the depth of history with cutting-edge design, the company creates new work that embodies a story of Australian life and fulfills contemporary functional needs by designing for current conditions and contexts. Applying a collaborative research and design process, the company enables an international dialogue about design from the Australian experience and perspective. Design ideas are adapted to local contexts when they move from country to country, from one design studio to another – Broached Commissions shows the Australian experience of this process of design migration.
Broached Commissions has three founding permanent design members: Trent Jansen, Adam Goodrum and Charles Wilson. Every year the core designers are joined by a curator and guest designers, each chosen for the particular relevance of their practice to the commission. The role of the curator is to lead the group on a fascinating journey into the human and industrial stories of the period being investigated.
Broached Commissions was founded by creative director Lou Weis and Vincent Aiello.
The Broached Gallery shows the internally curated Broached Commissions ranges and exhibits the works of local and international designers. Broached Gallery is also a creative direction space where people are invited in as curators, collaborators and as participants in a dialogue about the design – or a facet of their practice – that matters to each respectively.
Broached Gallery will be presenting solo and group shows by local and international designers from 2013. The program of exhibitions will be announced in early 2013. Broached Gallery is at Lv 7, 388 Bourke Street Melbourne 3000.