OBJECT FUTURE is an annual design exhibition. The exhibition surveys a combination of massive produced works and one-off pieces—the heart of the project being to support designed outcomes with intellectual foundations. OBJECT FUTURE looks at how ideas shape the things that are designed for everyday consumption and asserts the objects in a context for aesthetic consumption.
Initiated by Suzannah Henty and Dale Hardiman in May 2013, the show was developed in response to the lack of inclusive design exhibitions in Australia. Hardiman and Henty wanted to see more design and they wanted to show how underrepresented designers were exploring their ideas in physical form. From the first show in May 2013, the future of the exhibition is already cemented into the 2016 calendar. Which raises the question: rather than what is OBJECT FUTURE but what can it be?