The 2015 Design Circus, sponsored by Schiavello, proved to be a hit amongst Perth’s design community in early December. Focused on inspiring a culture of design in Western Australia, the event drew more than 3000 visitors to the State Theatre over three days.

Headline act, internationally acclaimed design duo Doshi Levien, mesmerised audiences in their sold out session, ‘Doshi Levien: A Conversation’. Both Nipa and Jonathan candidly discussed their design processes and experiences including their collaboration with Schiavello for the OTM and Parley tables.

“The Design Circus was a perfect platform to showcase our collaboration with Doshi Levien and the duo captivated audiences with their awe inspiring stories and insight,” says Schiavello Sales Consultant, Jodie Priestly.

Not your ordinary trade show, guests participated in interactive workshops with world-renowned designers (Xavi Mańosa, Nina Masó), were inspired by the works of local artists, and had the opportunity to see designs from the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair.

“Supporting an event that promotes a growing culture and understanding of design in Western Australia is something we were extremely proud to be part of,” adds Ms Priestly.

The event raised in excess of $50,000 for various local charities including Breast Cancer Care WA, the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and Ride for Youth.