Launchpad 2015 has commenced with the exciting announcement of our 12 emerging Australian design finalists.
July 1st, 2015
These finalists have been chosen from over 100 entrants, as part of Indesign’s career-launching prototype to production competition. Their work will be shown at the Launch Pad finalists’ exhibition at Sydney Indesign, 13 – 15 August. Finalists will enjoy unrivalled industry exposure thanks to the over 9,000 industry professionals that frequent SID each year.
“Being part of the Launch Pad Finalists Exhibition gives exposure to a cross- section of architects, designers and buyers that is otherwise difficult to reach,” said Launch Pad Judge, Aidan Mawhinney. Mawhinney is Director of Living Edge, the Founding Sponsor of Launch Pad.
“As a way to get your work in front of literally tens of thousands of people, it’s difficult to think of an opportunity to equal it,” Mawhinney said. “Like in any industry, developing a network of contacts is important for young designers, so having immediate access to industry advisers brings real benefits.”
The Launchpad initiative not only helps the finalists, but also is an important part of the Australian design ecosystem. “Design initiatives such as Launch Pad are important to the industry as they help encourage local design and manufacture,” said Launch Pad Judge, Richard Munao. Munao is Managing Director of CULT, a Major Sponsor of Launch Pad.
The finalists, in alphabetical order, are listed below:
BB-liney Coat Racks, Alana Birch
Eon, Alex Fitzpatrick
I’m Yours, Anita Whitbourn
Magazine Stable, Brad Wray
Swing Stool, Dale Hardiman
Split, Rhys Cooper
Pinguino, Simon Colabufalo
Calisto Lamp, Stephen Roy & Drew Spangenberg
Fold Series, Susan Chen
Warmas YOU, Thomas Hastings
Ark, Torin O’Connell
Bcompact stairs, Zev Bianchi
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