MPavilion Chair Commissions

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Ten MPavilion Chair Commissions have been generously donated to the Powerhouse CollectionExternal link icon by MPavilion and are now on display at Powerhouse Castle Hill.

Created by emerging and established designers, each responds to the architectural form of the year’s MPavilion Architectural Commission.

While all chairs are unique, common concerns have emerged, including sustainability, innovative form and function, integration with landscape and adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now celebrating its first decade, MPavilion continues to create a platform for conversations and connection.



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Castle Hill NSW 2154

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MPavilion is Australia’s leading annual architectural commission, conceived by Naomi Milgrom AC as an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation in 2014. An outstanding architect is commissioned to design a meeting place for the Queen Victoria Gardens in Melbourne, with seating provided by the MPavilion Chair Commission.

OMA (Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten), Glenn Murcutt AO and Tadao Ando are some of the architectural luminaries commissioned to date. The MPavilion becomes the focal point for a five-month festival of free events, prompting visitors to consider the role of architecture, art and design in responding to important contemporary issues. At the end of the program, it is gifted to the people of Victoria and relocated to become a permanent gathering space for the community.

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Stools designed by Canberra Design Lab for MPavilion
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