Now in its fifth year, Launch Pad has been launching the careers of Australian designers since 2004. Entries for the prestigious design competition are now extended until 5th May.
March 26th, 2008
David Knott’s ‘036’ pendant lamp (finalist in 2005) is now being sold by Gineico, while Simon Duff’s ‘Mushroom’ floor lamp (finalist in 2007) has recently been launched by Vibe Furniture. Other productive designers such as Keith Melbourne, Brian Steendyk, Helen Kontouris, Charles Wilson, Ross Didier, Steven Blaess and Nick Rennie have taken part in the program.
Due to popular demand, the Launch Pad entries are being kept open until Monday 5th May.
Now accepting online application forms, this years’ Launch Pad program is set to rock with special guests, internationally renowned designers Carlo Columbo and Harald Gründl (Eoos), who will be at the Launch Pad functions in person to give feedback to the finalists.
An intimate mentoring afternoon with key industry specialists, followed by an industry evening to network and exhibit the products are just some of the exciting benefits for 2008 finalists.
All finalists products will receive national and international exposure through Indesign and DQ magazines, as well as indesignlive.com. Finalists are also promoted in association with Saturday in Design in the official event handbook, distributed to all event attendees. Last year this included 6000+ industry professionals.
Launch Pad is proudly sponsored by Woven Image and Living Edge, and the 2008 Finalists Exhibition will be designed by esteemed Australian design duo, bangdesign, held at Melbourne Museum.
Image Caption: Simon Duff’s ‘Mushroom’ floor lamp (finalist in 2007)
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