DO WORKS collaborates with architects and artists to develop furniture and objects, acting as a platform to explore new work and modes of practice. Keenly interested in the overlap of architecture and the visual arts, DO WORKS reinforces these relationships to produce outcomes to transgress the disciplinary limits of architecture, design, and art.

DO WORKS presents its first project in the Nicholas Building as a part of the NGV’s Melbourne Design Week for 2023. Trade Between forms a dialogue between a group of emerging architects and designers each creating furniture which slips from the mundane to the metaphysical, as objects set between aesthetic form and assumptions of use.

Drawing on the rich history and cultural significance of furniture, the show positions these objects as a continued medium of exchange, as an expression of a human scale and a tool for architects and designers to test broader ideas