Design Institute of Australia 5×5 Speaker Series



If you have an interest in design, innovation and beautiful things, we have an event for you. It’s time for the Design Institute of Australia’s (DIA) second speaker series event for 2017, which sees five speakers working in five different disciplines each speak for five minutes.

We had a ball at the last event (catch up here) and can’t wait to hear this round of speakers. You will be hearing from:


  • Timothy Fulton – graphic designer, Swell Design Group. Timothy recently graduated with the Chancellor’s Commendation and the student prize for Best Graduating Undergraduate, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra.
  • Dr Sabine Pagan – contemporary jeweller, gemologist and academic. Sabine’s jewellery is inspired by architecture, landscape and the environment.
  • Rolf Barfoed – Rolf Barfoed Fine Furniture Designer and Maker. Rolf, who has trained both in Canberra and the UK, specialises in stunning timber furniture
  • Philip Quartly – exhibition designer, Designcraft. Designcraft specialise in furniture, joinery and display cases for exhibition spaces.
  • Jeremy Lepisto – Glass Artist, Workshop Level. Jeremy is an acclaimed glass artist and PhD candidate at the Australian National University.


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There will be drinks and snacks! We hope to see you there.


Event Details

24 May 6pm

12 Pirie Street Fyshwick

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Images: Pieces designed by Sabine Pagan

Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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