The Bowerbird Design Market has announced over 160 creative Australian and Adelaide based stallholders to appear at the Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 November.
As one of Australia’s leading contemporary design markets, Bowerbird is a mecca for showcasing local and interstate designers producing homewares, fashion, lifestyle, lighting, artworks, jewellery and stationary. Pretty much all you need to be looking at for Christmas presents (or self presents!)
Now in its seventh year, you’d imagine the team know what they’re looking for when approached for space at the market. We’re talking high quality workmanship and fresh contemporary ideas. They’ve basically done the sorting for you. Add to that the mouth-watering selection of foods presented by South Australia’s best artisan mobile
caterers, a Friday night bar, chill out zones, workshops and a relaxed, arty atmosphere, this has to be Adelaide’s most enjoyable Christmas shopping experience!
We’ve cast our eye over the full list of designers on their way this November (it’s long, grab a cuppa) and we’ve cherry picked 7 we think you need to get to know:
Leatherworks Adelaide is a small design studio producing quality handmade leather goods. The product range combines selected fine quality leathers, traditional and contemporary construction techniques with meticulous attention to detail. Unique, limited edition, handmade.
Along with their online range, they’ll have a host of items for less than $50 (leather notebook, card holder, phone cases & key tassels) at Bowerbird. Oh boy!
O, speak. is a local women’s fashion label for ladies who want to express themselves through their threads. Their garments are locally produced in Adelaide using prints and colour pallets exclusive to the brand.
Fresh from her showcase as part of the Adelaide Fashion Festival, Paige will be showcasing her accessories at Bowerbird including leather and fabric neck pieces and shoes.
Botánica Boutique are an Australian design team specialising in object design for the style conscious and miniature garden lover! Botanica grew out of a love for nature and the miniature world of terrariums. Their range also includes indoor plant vessels and associated plants.
Erica Sandgren’s range of unique range of handmade jewellery is designed and handcrafted in her home studio in Adelaide. Made from resin and wood, and inspired by colour and form, each piece is one of a kind.
One of the hand-picked Interstate crew, Retrobub children’s clothing is handmade by Bronwyn Howell in her Melbourne studio. The garments feature special, individually sewn motifs, such as her sleepy fox faces, which are a combination of applicae and embroidery.
Her range includes children’s clothing, gender neutral babywear and boys and girls ranges from a newborn size up to size 5.
Emma Kate Co.
Emma Kate Co. creates stationery, lifestyle + travel brand for curious wayfarers. With fresh designs and words to stir the soul, Emma inspires wild romance, candid emotion, creative abandon and happy wandering.
Greeting cards, gift tags, double sided luxe wrap, Linen wall banners (new!), art prints.
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Bowerbird Design Markets will take place from November 25-27 at the Wayville Pavillion at the Adelaide Showground. Entry is $5 for Adults, and Children under 12 are free. The Markets will open on Friday from 4-9pm, before running from 10am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Follow the lead up to the event via their Facebook.