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Premier’s Design Awards Winners – IDL

Last night, July 16, the winners of the Premier’s Design Awards were announced at the opening night of the State of Design Festival, Melbourne. Find out who won.

Premier’s Design Awards Winners – IDL


July 17th, 2008

Sustainable and innovative design practices have led the way at the biennial Premier’s Design Awards in 2008.

The awards, which recognise the very best of Victorian design practice, were
presented at a gala event which took place lastnight at the Melbourne Museum (July 16).

Twenty eight Premier’s Design Marks were awarded in 10 categories with the winners representing designers and practices that have responded to the new more demanding market conditions, producing exemplary approaches and outcomes that are a contribution to a sustainable future.

The 2008 Premier’s Design Marks were selected by a panel comprising local, national and international judges, each a leader in their design field.

The Premier’s Design Awards exhibition will also create a stand-alone display to show the work of the 28 Premier’s Design Mark recipients throughout the Festival, opening on the evening of the 16th July at Melbourne Museum.


Cultural Architecture
Minifie Nixon Architects: Australian Wildlife Centre

Cultural Architecture
PHOOEY Architects: Children’s Activity Centre

Commercial Architecture
McBride Charles Ryan: Monaco House

Cultural Architecture
John Wardle Architects: Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership

Cultural Architecture
Robert Simeoni Architects: Seaford Life Saving Club

Commercial Architecture
Six Degrees: Vaults Precinct

Cultural Exhibition Design
Cunningham Martyn Design: Conflicts 1945 to Today

Cultural Exhibition Design
Eugene Cheah, The University of Melbourne: Note to Herself Gallery

Cultural Fashion Design

Commercial Fashion Design

Commercial Fashion Design
S!X: Remake/Remix, Chiodo: The Tunnel

Cultural Graphic Design
Design by Pidgeon: Heide Museum of Modern Art, Exhibition Catalogues

Commercial Graphic Design
FOUNDRY: Measure

Self-initiated Hand Made Objects
Studio Hacienda: General Assembly

Self-initiated Hand Made Objects
Studio Sam: Paul the Bookscreen

Commercial Hand Made Objects
Roseadora/John Waters: Trinity Buffet

Commercial Industrial/ Product Design
Catalyst Design Group: KNOG Dog Bag

Commercial Industrial/ Product Design
Bu?ro North: Green X-mas Tree

Commercial Industrial/ Product Design
CobaltNiche: Varian 900-LC series, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Instrument

Self-initiated Industrial/ Product Design
Jo Szczepanska: VeggiePatch

Commercial Interior Design
ARM (Ashton Raggatt McDougall): 1010 La Trobe Street, Docklands

Cultural Interior Design
The Spatial Research Group, Monash University: Dark Matter

Commercial Interior Design
Carr Design Group, Deacons Law Tenancy, Sydney

Commercial Landscape Design
Taylor Cullity Lethlean: The Australian Garden

Cultural Landscape Design
Rosalea Monacella & Craig Douglas: Terra Fluxus

Commercial Multimedia Design
ENESS: Dynamic Map

Cultural Multimedia Design
Multimedia Design Team, Swinburne University, Faculty of Design: Mission H2O

Cultural Textile Design
Sustainable Living Fabrics: Sustainable Ecostyle

The State of Design festival is a Victorian Government initiative to promote the state’s world-class
design industry.

For more details on winners of the Premier’s Design Awards and other events visit www.stateofdesign.com.au/premiersdesignawards


Rosalea Monacella & Craig Douglas: Terra Fluxus


The Spatial Research Group, Monash University: Dark Matter


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