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Fringe Furniture 32 winners and exhibition

A staple of Melbourne’s furniture design scene for 32 years, don’t miss the last chance to see the outstanding pieces on display, including the winners.

Fringe Furniture 32 winners and exhibition

Olas Design's GH Bike Rack. Photo by Andy Mullens.

Always opting for boundary-pushing design, Fringe Furniture is much-loved design exhibition as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and 2018 was no less disappointing. The showcase this year featured a record breaking 150+ pieces and thanks to a new initiative the amount of female-identifying designers represented increased by 38 per cent.

With plenty of unusual pieces, along with more bespoke and commercially-viable products, the exhibition offers inspiration across the board.

Out of the 150 products, 10 were selected for a range of prizes.

Authentic Design Alliance Award of Merit supported by Authentic Design Alliance

Cheng-yue Jia, Origami Lounger

Origami Lounger.

Origami Lounger.

Best Student Design, supported by Tongue and Groove

Kayla Lim, The Bend

Emerging Designer Award, supported by Craft

Kayla Lim, The Bend, 
Olas Design, GH Bike Rack

Production Ready Award, supported by Like Butter

Darcy Zelenko, Good Chair

Rakumba Award for Lighting Innovation, supported by Rakumba

The Arrest, Keystone

Tait Award for Design Innovation, supported by Tait

Nood Co, Ida Side Table

Ida Side table by Nood Co.

Ida Side table.

The Banyule Design for a Circular Economy Award, supported by Banyule City Council

Kristen Wang, Re.Bean: Coffee Stool

The Games We Play Award, supported by The Abbotsford Convent

Eamon Riley, Bar-code

The Handsome and Co. Finely Crafted Award, supported by Handsome and Co.

Artesan Design, Symmetrical Asymmetry

Most Experimental Design Award, supported by Melbourne Fringe

Figgoscope Curates, The ToTems

Figgoscope Curates' Totems.

Figgoscope Curates’ Totems.

Fringe Furniture 32 is on exhibition at the Abbotsford Convent until Sunday 30 September.

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