Open State: Tait

Melbourne Design Week – Open State: Tait tour

Tait founders Gordon and Susan Tait take visitors on a journey through the life of a Tait product from the early design process and concept development through to assembly and distribution. Visitors will be treated to a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Thornbury headquarters and factory where they will witness the prototyping process with a first-hand view into the long and often challenging process of manufacturing a Tait product. All elements that go into making Australia’s very best outdoor furniture will be incorporated into the tour including cutting, welding, linishing, drilling, wrapping, packing and of course, Rosie the Robot.


Open State is part of the Melbourne Design Week, an annual design program linking creativity with business and community. Each year the program will explore the value of good design in a ten-day, city-wide celebration offering talks by leading designers, tours, workshops and industry events at NGV and partner venues throughout Melbourne. The theme for 2017 is Design Values. It asks: what does design value and how do we value design? Find out more here.

Open State is presented by Open House Melbourne on behalf of Creative Victoria and NGV for Melbourne Design Week. 

Important Details


Thornbury, VIC

Time & Date

Friday 24 March 2017
12 – 1pm

Booking Info

Bookings required

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