Nüüd Studio announced as designers for the MPavilion 2021 chair

Render supplied by Nüüd Studio

MPavilion 2021 Chair

The MPavilion chair is one of the key commissions of the MPavilion season, and we were thrilled to receive such a strong response to our open callout to design the 2021 chair—with more than 40 submissions—from both local and international designers.


With great pleasure, we announce that the winner of the MPavilion 2021 chair design commission is—drum roll, please—the ‘Dancer’ by Melbourne based designer Nüüd Studio.

Led by Bradley Mitchell and Kerli Valk, the concept behind the ‘Dancer’ is centred around sharing, embracing and reconnecting, as we emerge from our isolations and learn to dance together in the world again.

“The benches are all sections of a unified circle that can form under the canopy of the pavilion. They can scatter away as ribbons or arcs in separate gatherings, and reunite again as a single circle in a continuous dance,” said designer, Bradley Mitchell. “I can’t wait to be part of the community that MPavilion becomes during the summer again soon to share ideas and to help people enjoy these freedoms.”

The full details and photographs of the chair will be revealed in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!


Congratulations also to the five shortlisted designers.

– And studio, Frill Stool

– United Make, The Light Gazer

– Bolaji Teniola, X1 Stool

– Marta Figueiredo, Assembly chair

– Hannah Lim & Temitope Adesina, Re-see Stool

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.