For everyone, something matters.
    MATTERS is a collaborative platform and exhibition host that advocates for time and intention in the design process. Prompted by the question 'what matters to you?', MATTERS serves as an outlet for contemporary concerns, with a steadfast focus on three core thematic pillars: process, community, and longevity.
    Following the success of (NO THINGS) in 2023 - the inaugural instalment in a three-part group exhibition initiated by Marlo Lyda and Jordan Fleming -  MATTERS will once again claim Villa Alba Museum as its home and heartbeat in 2024. This Melbourne Design Week, MATTERS will uniquely commandeer the entire venue for a premier convergence of contemporary design within classical walls.
    For Melbourne Design Week 2024, MATTERS will again claim Villa Alba Museum as it’s home and heartbeat. Opening its doors to Melbourne's premier clash of contemporary design within classical walls, MATTERS will play host to some of Australia’s most notable and emerging designers, makers, and artists. Witness the museum's ornate chambers and distinctive living spaces transform into a prolific fusion of materials, concepts, and characters.
    Delve into Villa Alba’s rich history as it unfolds under its 2024 tenants, including Tom Fereday, Freeman Gallery, Adam Goodrum, Jon Goulder, Marlo Lyda, Innate Collection, Object Density, Kate Benazi, Studio Tops, Dean Norton, Jordan Fleming, Ben Mccarthey, and Zella Casey Brown.
    Explore the (SOME THINGS) group exhibition, the second instalment following the 2023 (NO THINGS) showcase, shedding light on the creativity inherent in experimental design processes. Aligned with MDW's theme, "Design the world that you want," MATTERS celebrates the fusion of enduring vision, collaboration, and process as the driving forces behind design. Join us in reshaping a world of aspirations at Villa Alba.