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Staron® Design Awards

CREATED to award excellence in design to designers, architects and students designing with Staron® Solid Surfaces by Samsung, the Staron® Design Awards assess outstanding achievement across ‘Commercial’, ‘Residential’, and ‘Conceptual’ project categories.

Staron® Design Awards


October 1st, 2014

This years judging panel was comprised of Stephen Varady of Stephen Varady Associates, Amanda Stanaway of Woods Bagot and Nicky Lobo of Habitus Magazine. The judges met in Sydney to consider the entries and ultimately decide on the winners across the three categories.



The Commercial winner for 2014 is Dune Building Design in collaboration with Rork Projects. They have been awarded for their work on Indo Café, a new food outlet in the recently refurbished food court in the Canberra Centre ACT.



The stand out feature piece about this project is a distinct and elegant graphic design that has been routed directly into Staron® in vivid colour – Sunflower. The use of Staron® combined with the design features has resulted in a unique modern bar / restaurant feel. Congratulations to Dune Building Design and Rork Projects for this outstanding design.


The Residential winner for this year is Bernadette Bellwood of the Bellwood Group. Bernadette has been awarded for her work on an extension of a Sydney period home, where the clients wanted a design that was minimal and timeless using a mix of materials.



The interiors and joinery were completed by Bellwood Group in conjunction with Bellwood Kitchens – a father daughter combination. Bernadette selected different materials with palettes that complemented each other including timber, marble and Samsung Staron® Solid Surfaces.

Staron® Solid Surfaces were selected for its seamless aesthetic, warm touch and complementary nature when combined with timber and marble. The result of this highly textural yet harmonious palette is a kitchen space that is clean and timeless in design. Congratulations to Bernadette for this elegant design.



The 2014 Concept winner is Stephanie Nguyen, a student from Billy Blue College of Design. Stephanie designed a modular kitchenette set made entirely of Staron®. The rounded edges create a sleek and playful look, which enhances the idea of customisable modules that can come in various configurations.


The performance properties of Staron® not only add to the aesthetic valie of Stephanie’s work, but also the longevity and durability, creating a harmonious balance between form and function. Congratulations to Stephanie for creating a concept that is visually beautiful in design, while also being a very practical solution to apartment living.

Edition 2 of the Staron® Design Awards are now open for entries.


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