about us

designed;made inc is a not-for-profit group based in Hobart providing members with a platform to showcase their work and network with other designers and organisations

Its mission is to inspire, connect and represent Tasmanian designers

The aims of designed:made inc. are to encourage and develop initiative in relation to

  • Increasing public awareness

  • Innovative practice

  • Co-operation and Communication between designers

  • Professionalism and best practice

  • Increase work opportunities

  • Design Education

  • Professional Development

The group was established in Tasmania in 1995 by a group of furniture designers and designer-makers, mostly  graduates from the Furniture Design program at the University of Tasmania, and was formerly known as the furniture designers association. Over the last 20 years the group has evolved and now includes members working in a range of practices including jewellery, ceramics, printmaking, textiles as well as furniture and wood. In 2015 the name was changed to better reflect the membership.


designed; made inc provides a network and information service to its members and supports marketing of products and design services, through co-operative ventures such as designed; made showcasing, exhibitions and other projects.

We meet monthly (usually on the 2nd Wednesday). Meetings venues and time are posted on our events calendar. All members are welcome to attend and contribute to planning and management of our events and activities.

Meet the executive committee

Svend Madsen

Svend Madsen (Chair)was born in Denmark where he studied drawing and design at the Interior Architect School in Copenhagen in the late 1960's

David Pannell

David Pannell (Deputy Chair) is a furniture designer and maker based in Franklin, Tasmania. His work aims for ‘lightness’ and for forms that recede into the background.

Linda Fredheim

Linda Fredheim (treasurer) was one of the founding members of the furniture designers association. She has been a designer maker for the past 25 years and has taught at the UTAS School of Art in Hobart.

Alana D'Allura

Alanna D'allura (secretary) is the lead designer at forestec design specialising in the design and creation of furniture and products from native Tasmanian specialty  timbers.

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