Photo of the Tait Melbourne showroom
Celebrating 30 Years | MDW Exhibition: 30 Years Of Tait, Photo by Annika Kafcaloudis
Gordon & Susan Tait in the workshop
Gordon & Susan Tait - Exhibition: 30 years of Tait, curated by Marsha Golemac Photo courtesy of Tait
Jil table, designed by Justin Hutchinson
Jil table, designed by Justin Hutchinson Drawings by Justin Hutchinson for Tait
Vintage Vogue Living article featuring Tait
Vogue Living article featuring Tait Courtesy of Tait
Tait Photo by Dave Kulesza
Past Event

Celebrating 30 Years | MDW Exhibition: 30 Years of Tait

Presented by Tait


Thu 18 May 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 19 May 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 20 May 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 21 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon 22 May 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 23 May 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 24 May 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 24 May 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Evening Event
Thu 25 May 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 26 May 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 27 May 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 28 May 10:00am - 4:00pm


Free, no booking required


Tait Melbourne Showroom, Fitzroy (Smith St)
209 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia


All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Low sensory / relaxed Seating available Wheelchair accessible

Inviting interaction and curiosity, view the Melbourne Design Week exhibition, curated by Marsha Golemac. Join the celebration of this milestone over a glass of Australian sparkling wine, with the exhibition highlighting the rich history with Australian designers and craftspeople who embrace the highest degree of skill, showcasing 30 years of high performance design, manufacturing and ideas to advance contemporary design and sustainability. From the hammer to robot, explore early works, insights, unexpected paths and the future of Tait with the launch of a new collection coinciding with Melbourne Design Week. Founded by husband and wife duo, Gordon and Susan Tait, 30 years on and Tait has established a reputation as one of the leading contemporary design houses for outdoor living in Australia.

Tait is honoured to also partner with Agency and Numbulwar Numburindi Arts (NNA) during Melbourne Design Week to present an advocacy project to the art and design community, which connects Indigenous artists working with the contamination of ghost nets and other ocean debris across Northern Australia. Ghost nets, or ‘fish killers’ as they are known in Numbulwar, are discarded from commercial fishing vessels and travel thousands of kilometres through the ocean, harming vulnerable marine life and coral.

A key focus of this Melbourne Design Week collaboration will be NNA master weaver, Joy Wilfred’s reimagining of Tait’s iconic Tidal chair, the design of which references ocean and wave patterns. This beautiful creative work provides a contemporary vehicle for stunning reimagining of this discarded waste material. Tait, Agency, and NNA are partnering with an immersive activation; a series of talks, artists workshops, and a live studio which will highlight not only the beauty of the Numbulwar weavers practice, but at the same time elevate conversations around the use and reuse of marine debris.

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