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Launch Pad 2011 Finalists Announced

It’s a blockbluster line-up of Launch Pad finalists this year, and we’re excited to share the breaking news with you!

Launch Pad 2011 Finalists Announced


July 1st, 2011

With over 100 entries into this year’s Launch Pad competition, the judges had their work cut out for them.

This year’s entries represented a wealth of skill and ingenuity in product design, further confirming that Australia is home to a rich source of design talent.

After much consideration the judges selected 53 prototypes to be shortlisted, and then whittled this down to just 15 finalists.

Finalist prototypes were selected based on superior aesthetic, a unique idea, well-developed concepts and beautifully resolved prototypes.

Congratulations to the Launch Pad 2011 Finalists are as follows:

Adam Weaver – Tip stool


Alex Zander Lee – Belt chair


Chris Hardy – Triple stool


Cinnamon Lee – Long Life Bulb chandelier


Coco Reynolds – Thread light


David Hardwick – Miss Cesko table


David Knott – Bouquet lights


Dennis Abalos – Woven fruit bowl


Jonathon Logan – de Sade table


Julian Faelli/Vaughn Howard – Branch chair


Kristel Britcher – Suspension Bowl


Monique Joy De Souza – KIC school lunch bags


Neil Davidson – Signature Sheetmetal Series


Peter Biddulph – Tripod Guinomi


Robert Rulli – Embrace: Innovative Flatware

You can see the Launch Pad 2011 Finalists on display at the Living Edge showroom in Surry Hills Central, Sydney during Saturday in Design Sydney.

This year, one talented person will win the “Ultimate Launch Prize Package”, including a $10,000 grant, retail support from Living Edge and media support from Indesign Group. The announcement will be made at the exhibition opening on 17 August.

The exhibition runs 17 – 20 August 2011.

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