Australia Council Residency in Helsinki recipient with Mandi King - we're going to Scandinavia for 3 months!!! 2014

‘illumini’ products feature in national publications Home Beautiful and Inside Out Magazine 2013.

‘illumini’ features in the book, Design South Australia by Integrated Design Commission 2012.

Featured in ‘Blue Pony’ book launched simultaneously with JamFactory SALA exhibition 2012. Please contact me if interested in purchasing a copy.

ArtsSA Project Grant recipient with Mandi King for development of ‘illumini’ products to present at Design:Made:Trade event in Melbourne, July 2012.


illumini decanter and thumbla tumbler set to be part of the London Design Festival 17th - 25th September 2011!!! See the London Design Festival website for further info:


Prototyping: Making Ideas

Mandi King and I - known as illumini - are part of a group exhibition showcasing works from designers from all over Australia. Opening night is Friday 2nd September 6pm at JamFactory, 19 Morphett St, Adelaide. The show runs from the 3rd September - 23rd October 2011, for further information, please visit:


Featured in DQ Design Quarterly spring 2010 magazine: 'Mentorship Match' p66

visit the following link for the online article:


illumini decanter wins Launch Pad 2010!!!!!

Karen Cunningham and Mandi King collaborative design.

See the upcoming October 'Design Quarterly' magazine for the article!

please visit: illuminiglass blog


InDesign/Design Quarterly Mag:


illumini decanter Finalist in Launch Pad 2010!

Karen Cunningham and Mandi King collaborative design.

please visit: illuminiglass blog



Bowerbird Bazaar - Queen's Theatre, Playhouse Lane, Adelaide:26-28th March

Karen will share a stall with Mandi King at Adelaide's best design market which showcases Australian design driven art & wares by Australian designer/makers.

It will be the launch of their collaborative 'illumini glass' range in addition to showing their individual designer glass: illuminiglass blog

Public and trade welcome!

Bowerbird Bazaar also offers a relaxed environment with cool tunes, great coffee, boutique wine and gourmet delights.


'Quirk' Exhibition currently at Art Images Gallery, Norwood:

Karen is currently showing work in a group exhibition as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. The exhibition opens on the 5th Feb and stays open until 28th Feb 2010.


Travel News:

In September 2009, Karen will undertake a mentorship with legendary Australian Designer, Marc Newson, in his London studio. This is part of the prize she received for winning the national Qantas Spirit of Youth Award for Object and Industrial Design.