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Big Design Market 2019

Pick up a locally designed Christmas pressie — and treat yourself to pizza and cocktails while you're at it.
By Yelena Bidé
November 28, 2019
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Big Design Market 2019

Pick up a locally designed Christmas pressie — and treat yourself to pizza and cocktails while you're at it.
By Yelena Bidé
November 28, 2019
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Somehow, entirely inexplicably, we're already thinking about Christmas. This year, skip the typical department stores and instead pick out unique gifts for your family and friends at The Big Design Market. Coming to Melbourne for the ninth time this December, the three-day independent designer extravaganza features over 250 stallholders selling furniture, fashion, homewares, textiles, and much more. With such a wide range of products, you're sure to find something for even the pickiest people on your list.

You can also expect a smorgasbord of food options from local favourites like 400 Gradi, Miss Chu, Koko Black, All Day Donuts and Billy Van Creamy, and St Ali will be doing coffee all day (with a discount given to those that bring their keep cup). Plus, cocktails from Sydney gin distillery Archie Rose and tinnies from Moo Brew, will ensure you're sorted for Friday night (or Saturday arvo) drinks. 

The Big Design Market always commissions an impressive installation, and this year Min Pin artist Penny Ferguson will fill the Exhibition Building with a giant mobile of her cute and colourful illustrations.

Each year the market also puts together a showbag of goodies from some of the stallholders, including Abby Seymour, Able & Game, Orbitkey and Hello Miss May. A limited number will be available to purchase each day for $30 ($150 value). 

Entry is $5 this year — but a percentage of that will be donated to Landcare to help support the organisation's restoration projects. So prepare your bank account, and get ready to have your Christmas shopping done earlier than you ever have before. The market will be open from 10am–9pm on Friday, 10am–7pm on Saturday and 10am–5pm on Sunday.

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