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World-class design exhibition comes to Perth
Picture: Supplied by Yonoh Studios

Step into a life-sized storybook full of design, furniture, textiles and lighting as Perth retailer Mobilia brings us the inaugural 2014 Design Circus, on from February 18-22.

"It will be like no other design exhibition ever held in Perth," Mobilia's Salvatore Fazzari said.

"Design lovers can expect to enter an enchanted and poetic circus environment, bursting with creativity, which will showcase some of the latest design from Europe, as well as some international and locally made product."

The event has been tailored for Perth by the Spanish Design Circus curator Pepe Garcia of CuldeSac, who has designed events for Louis Vuitton, Nike, Aston Martin, H&M and Blackberry.

"Some of the 'performers' are pieces by seasoned and well respected designers Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Mario Ruiz and Cristian Zuzunaga," Mr Garcia said.

"Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Clara del Portillo from Yonoh Studios and the talented Xavier Manosa from Apparatu."

The exhibition will be at Venn in Perth, while Mobilia's Claremont showroom will transform into an interactive space for design workshops, with a free shuttle bus linking the two venues.

The exhibition begins with media and trade days but on February 21 it opens free of charge for anyone with an interest in design. Visit Venn between 9am and noon, and Mobilia between 10.30am and noon for public workshops.

"I love our city and the rapidly growing design scene, so this event is all about stirring the creative pot and helping grow our local design culture," Mr Fazzari said.

For more details or to register for trade days phone 9284 5599 or see thedesigncircus.com.au.

The West Australian

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