Ute on indie art & design

Ute is the brand that brings you Design that works™. Led by Product Designer Kain Lucas and based in Melbourne Australia, Ute manufactures Australian products designed for use, with high levels of quality and aesthetic refinement.
Ute was born out of our philosophy that great design is achieved when the form of the object, the materials from which it is made and the method of manufacture used all share equal status, are all interrelated and reliant on one another to make the object what it is.
This approach to design demonstrates that design can be decorative and useful, and that a well designed object possesses an inherent beauty that is beyond aesthetic.

about us

Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store.

We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.

About indie art & design

indie art & design is a web site dedicated to promoting independent designers, artists and labels from Australia.

The blog showcases Australian products from all over, boutiques that stock them and indie related exhibitions and events.

The indie store stocks some of our favourite things from a wide range of Australian indies. We're ready to take your order!

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