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Design Centre Tasmania

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Address: Tamar and Brisbane Streets, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6331 5506
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Loved this place!

I went in with no great expectations. We have been in many design centres and they have been of varying quality. If I go in with not too high expectations, then I won't be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
readytoretirecalgary
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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223 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went in with no great expectations. We have been in many design centres and they have been of varying quality. If I go in with not too high expectations, then I won't be disappointed. I am delighted to say that I loved the place - we both did. We probably spent an hour in here. First there is the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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500 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful, informative staff member at the front desk. A small charge to view the extraordinary exhibits - some of the best designed tables and desks I have ever seen. So special to see creative functional design exhibited. Glass artistry also well represented. Visit and marvel at the local talent.

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Thank Pauline K
St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love high quality craft, this is the place to go! Great selection of locally made wood pieces, ceramics, glass and jewellery. Staff were friendly and knowledgable. A must visit for artists and art lovers

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Thank SSmithNL
Netherlands
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119 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to beautiful Botanical Gardens. There is an admission charge (why?) Shop has great stuff for sale.

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Thank zebra48
Sydney, Australia
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185 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Refreshing to see and be able to buy new innovative furniture and cloths made by highly skilled people and artists.

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Hobart, Australia
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, right next door to City Park. Lots of beautiful Tasmanian products from timber pieces (large and small) to food and clothing

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Thank MariaD999
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is still so good. It has the best Tasmanian furniture and I send all my visitors there. It has kept up the highest standards. It is NOT FULL OF CHEAP ASIAN CLOTHING, CRAFT FAIR JEWELLERY OR HARVEY NORMAN FURNITURE. They've really gone uphill. The museum collection is fantastic with no little tourist tat. They do not need to... More 

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Thank Alison S
Sydney
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Loved everything about this site; spent several hours inside. The highlight was the display of recent design student work - amazing, creative and made me hopeful about the upcoming generation of artists - as well as some of Tasmania's established local artists. Huon Pine is well featured with many large pieces leaving me in amazement as to how they were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went to the Design Centre and some of the furniture on display was very good quality and great designs. We took advantage of the free bicycles that you could take and cycled around the city. Good bikes and lots of cycle tracks to follow. Then off to all the other art centres in town, it was a great way... More 

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Thank Raj F
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

It's quite easy to find small objects made of Tasmanian timbers around the state, but there are some really exciting larger pieces in the Design Centre. Some of the Huon Pine items on display are stunning, and there are other timbers used in the exhibits. Wonderful craftsmanship on display.

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