Art of Dining 2019, held this week at the National Gallery of Victoria, was an event filled with creativity, beauty, elegance and intrigue.
Forty four designers, artists, stylists and retailers came together in support of the NGV, each presenting their ultimate dinner table, in their own individual style.
Almost 4000 design aficionados came through the doors to view this remarkable and truly inspirational event, held over two nights and two days at the NGV.
I was honoured to be asked to take part as a designer. From the outset, I knew I wanted to produce a table befitting my timeless design style; based on my love of classic design.
My artist statement...
“The architectural model seen at the heart of my Art of Dining table is a reference to my passion for neoclassical design and my early design days working as a decorative model maker. The model, styled in my signature colours of black and antique gold, features neoclassical motifs, it is the hero of my table scheme and one could say, of my design aesthetic.
The period of Neoclassicism began in the mid-18th century. In its purest form, it is a style principally derived from the architecture of classical antiquity, the Vitruvian principles, and the work of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio, one of my design hero’s.
Today, In my interior design work, the timeless elegance of neoclassicism is paramount and remains one of my greatest influences.”
Thrilled with the outcome, this was a truly amazing event!
Art of Dining 2019 - Best of the Best
National Gallery of Victoria
May 1st-3rd 2019