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Design Discovery Finalists Announced

The top ten finalists in the 2009 Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award have been announced.



BY jesse

September 2nd, 2009


Offering Australia’s biggest prize for design, the Design Discovery Award – now in its 7th year – has announced the top ten finalists, whittled down from a record 90 entries.

This year’s short-listed young designers are:’¨’¨

Adam Cornish – ‘Twist’ (hero image above)
Daniel.Emma – ‘Solids’
David Knott – ‘The Daily Grind’
Gary Galego –  ‘Carbonwood’
Helen Kontouris – ‘Breathe’
Joseph Ormrod – ‘Genus- Side Table’
Kain Lucas – ‘Victoria Side Table’
Marcel Sigel – ‘Weddell’
Rohan Nicol – ‘Peppered Sunlight’
Tomek Archer – ‘PegLeg’

These ten finalists will present to the Award committee – including Liane Rossler of Dinosaur Designs, UTS Professor of Design Kees Dorst and Top3 by Design’s Terri Winter – on 14 October for the second round of judging.

The winner will receive a $30,000 grant and a trip to Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. Four runners up will get $2,500 each and the five remaining finalists will receive $1000

With the aim to take the award outside a ‘traditional gallery space’ and bring design to a wider audience, the finalist designs will form part of the Design Discovery Award Exhibition to be hosted at Establishment, Sydney, in November this year – going on to travel to Melbourne and Brisbane in 2010.

The Award ceremony will be held in Sydney, presented by a VIP international guest, yet to be announced.

bombaysapphire.com/designdiscoveryaward

 

Daniel.Emma – ‘Solids’

 

Helen Kontouris – ‘Breathe’

 

Gary Galego –  ‘Carbonwood’

 

Tomek Archer – ‘PegLeg’

 

Rohan Nicol – ‘Peppered Sunlight’

 

David Knott – ‘The Daily Grind’

 

Kain Lucas – ‘Victoria Side Table’

 

Marcel Sigel – ‘Weddell’

 

Joseph Ormrod – ‘Genus- Side Table’

 


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