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Who’s Made the Cut?

Finalists in the Launch Pad Competition announced.

Who’s Made the Cut?


July 1st, 2009

The jury is back and the finalists of this year’s Launch Pad program have been announced.

The Live judging afternoon on Wednesday 17 June took place at Warehouse 625 on South Dowling Street and saw the judging panel debate the merits of the short-listed products, the long afternoon saw the judges whittle the competition down to just 19 finalist designs.

“This year saw the most entries in Launch Pad’s history, from student to established designers, which goes to show that Launch Pad is seen as an invaluable platform for launching prototypes in Australia and New Zealand,” says Launch Pad’s Angela Raven (Indesign).

The final decision was made on several key criteria: authenticity, performance, expression, innovation, ecological impact, user-friendliness, quality of prototype and future potential.

The finalists are:

Alex Knott – Verve Coffee Grinder
Joel Noble – a bottle opener bent by foqi
Anthony Dann – Prism Bookshelf    
Kristian Aus – United Stool
Brian Steendyk – Sunray
Brian Steendyk – Yhi 
Nic Cairns – ATTA Coffe Table
Ross Gardam – Packaged Glow
Betul Madakbas with Anthony Dann – Belkiz Feedaway
Stephen Procter – Folding Dolls House
Corey Baker – Lofoten Lounger
Stephen Procter – Indoor/outdoor bench for children
Donald Holt – Warmfellow
Steven Pooley – Babel table light
Henry Pilcher – Knuckle
Toby Horrocks – Freefold 02
Jaquie Hagan / Madeleine Potter – Porcini Stem
Jaquie Hagan / Madeleine Potter – Porcini Canopy   
Tomek Archer – PegLeg

The finalist products will be exhibited at Living Edge Studio as a part of Saturday in Design. Congratulations to all the finalists!



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