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Launch Pad Winner Announced

Jonathan Logan’s de Sade table was chosen from 15 finalists as the winner in the 2011 Launch Pad competition.

Launch Pad Winner Announced


August 18th, 2011

The winner of Launch Pad for 2011 was announced at the Living Edge showroom on Wednesday 17 August.

Jonathan Logan’s de Sade table prototype was announced as this year’s winning entry.


The design was chosen from 15 finalist entries, the jury commending the piece for incorporating elements of art and pushing the boundaries of design.

“The concept for the de Sade table emerged from an attempt to represent eroticism in the context of furniture,” said Logan in his artists’ statement.


“This came about from my investigations into hero artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio and Courbet, all larger-than-life characters who led lives as controversial as their works.

“This is in counterpoint to the practical realisation of the work, utilising well-established, traditional woodworking techniques more often associated with men who tote a beard and pipe.”

The table is handlathed from Pacific Kauri with a high gloss lacquer finish. Each table is different.


How We Create’s Norman Johnson, Living Edge’s Aidan Mawhinney, LE LABO designer Hervé Langlais and London-based designer Benjamin Hubert were on hand to present the award and give their words of support and advice.

Stay tuned to Indesignlive next week for further event coverage and pictures from the night.

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