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Creative Vibe Awards

Australian and New Zealand design recognised at Tuesday night’s Creative Vibe awards.



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November 19th, 2009


Following the success of the 2007 and 2008 Creative Vibe awards, after much deliberation Gregory Commercial Furniture (GCF) announced the winner of their annual design awards Tuesday night.

The Vibe brand, aimed at promoting the work of Australian industrial designers, consists of a range of furniture by innovative designers.

Entrants from Australia and New Zealand were asked to submit new designs including details on marketability, manufacturing and cost structure for the GCF team’s consideration.

This year’s competition saw stools take centre stage, with seven finalists presenting their designs along with their prototypes, which had been manufactured with help from GCF’s in-house designer Kevin Brookes.

The four judges put Lyndon Craig’s ‘Sling’ design on a pedestal for its stackability, overall aesthetic appeal and affordability.

Craig is a Vibe award veteran having scooped the 2007 award for his ‘Freestyle’ design – a flat-armed lounge designed to accommodate a laptop with a gap for magazines in the leg.

Runners-up included Ross Gardam’s sturdy wooden ‘Mia’ and a diminutive Daniel.Emma design, upholstered with red leather.

Next year sees the launch of the student division of the Vibe Awards open to Sydney-based students. ’¨

Vibe Furniture by Gregory Commercial Furniture

vibefurniture.com.au

Creative Vibe Awads stool finalists

Lyndon Craig winning ’Sling’ stool

Creative Vibe Awards finalist’s prototypes


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