2013 Melbourne Design Awards - Deadlines

1 August - Entries CLOSE
11 August - Extended close date
19 August - Judging
27 August - Finalists announced
23 September - Voting closes
23 October - Awards Night
2013 Melbourne Design Awards

Winners

Protecting us All - Human Rights Campaign - Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission / Fenton Stephens

Advertising - POS

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Everyone has human rights, but a lot of people don't know it.

 

Wintergarden Facade - ISPT / studio505

Architecture - Commercial - Constructed

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An iconic and enchanting new art facade for the newly opened Wintergarden Shopping Centre in central Brisbane. The facade covers three sides of a city block and is a complex study of wintergardens, biology, geometry and layering. The facade design incorporates unique cutting, folding and lighting systems which are integrated into a coherent cultural event. Every panel and layer in the 4,000m2 façade has a unique design that is fully expressed through the dynamic, experiential interplay between a considered but expansive palette of colours and a rich language of cutting, scoring, folding and lighting all of which coalesce as a rich, coherent, cultural experience.

 

Sustainable Company Headquarters Birkenstock Australia - Birkenstock Australia / Melbourne Design Studios

Architecture - Commercial - Proposed

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What sort of shoes are you wearing right now? I've got my Birkenstocks on : You know, the healthy shoe, Made in Germany. When Birkenstock Australia first started talking to us about ideas for their new headquarter, we got really excited. A company that is based on values such as honesty, integrity, sustainability and craftsmanship, and that would like to see these values reflected in their new company headquarters and retail experience ! Isn’t that great? Retail, wholesale, workshop and online were to be shown as different faces of the same company in the design. From the shopfront entrance, there is a direct connection through to a central courtyard. This is the point from which you can see all the different faces of the enterprise housed different buildings / areas on the site.

 

Keast Park Community Pavillion - Frankston City Council / Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects

Architecture - Mixed - Use - Constructed

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The Keast Park Community Pavilion and foreshore landscape provides a dynamic building and coastal design response that highlights and invigorates the entrance to Keast Park and the City of Frankston. It promotes community interaction and enhances a sense of connection and activity between the coastal foreshore, park and existing bowls club.

 

'Living Places' Suburban Revival - Department of Human Services / BENT Architecture

Architecture - Residential - Constructed

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‘Living Places’ public housing establishes a benchmark for environmentally and socially sustainable low-cost housing in Victoria. The culmination of an open design competition initiated by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect and the Office of Housing,’ Living Places’ involves the design of fifteen environmentally efficient, low-cost dwellings on six consolidated residential allotments in Dandenong. The project establishes a solar responsive urban framework which, in combination with efficient internal planning and the integration of ESD technologies, facilitates dwellings with energy ratings in excess of 8 stars. WSUD principles, grey water treatment and indigenous planting reduce the site’s dependence on mains water and minimise its impact on the local environment. ‘Living Places’ is spatially diverse and accommodates numerous household configurations. Private open spaces, semi-private gardens and operable fences and screens allow residents to mediate contact with neighbours, while centrally located communal outdoor spaces activate the site and create possibilities for interaction and self-expression. ‘Living Places’ demonstrates that public housing can be accommodated within established suburban environments without disrupting the neighbourhood or ostracizing the community within. Furthermore, they can be spatially rich and rewarding places to live.

 

Cloud House - Private / McBride Charles Ryan

Architecture - Residential - Constructed

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The Cloud House is an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian-era house in Fitzroy North. McBride Charles Ryan’s work for the house is designed in three distinct parts. The original structure is retained with minimal modification, while a cloud-shaped extrusion, a dramatic extension to the living space, is added at the rear of the property. The third element, a central red kitchen ‘box’, acts as a pivot, linking these contrasting spaces.

 

The MDS PassivHaus : Comtemporary Living in an Energy-Positive 10 Star Home - Melbourne Design Studios

Architecture - Residential - Proposed

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No more energy bills - how would you like that? This contemporary family home is designed to be energy positive, i.e. over the course of a year it generates more energy than it would use. Building an energy positive house means you can start billing your energy supplier, rather than the other way around. Isn’t that fantastic? So how does that work? Mostly good design based on passive solar design principles, and some clever tricks added into the mix. The foundations are simple : (1) Create a comfortable living environment, that uses little energy to heat or cool, and (2) Create energy to offset the little bit that you are using, or for positive gearing. Living spaces and bedrooms are facing north, using free and everlasting solar heat to make it nice and cosy. A services and amenities ‘block’ along the south side acts as thermal buffer. Almost following modernist traditions, these two distinct functions (living and services) generate the architectural form. Balancing social, economic and environmental sustainability has been the driver for the design. Combined with the contemporary form and simple material palette, this results in a beautiful and truly sustainable home.

 

agIdeas International Design Week - Design Fountation

Design Event

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agIdeas International Design Week is one of the largest and most prestigious design festivals in the world. Established in 1991 by Ken Cato and developed and presented by the Design Foundation in Melbourne, Australia. agIdeas offers an extraordinary program of events that celebrate design excellence and promotes the value of design driven innovation. Throughout the festival there are a series of events for designers who are seeking inspiration, for designers emerging in the industry to explore the possibilities of careers in design, for companies looking to embrace design as an economic driver, for design researchers to share knowledge, for primary school children to understand design and become the leaders of a design savvy generation and for members of the general public interested in design, innovation and creativity.

 

Open House Melbourne 2012 - Open House Melbourne

Design Event

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Open House Melbourne aims to engage public to understand our city; its past, present and future. We do this through opening buildings of interest, providing information on the significance of each building, promoting design and explaining design concepts – and we make it FREE as design is for everyone. Open House Melbourne is an annual, free weekend-long event in July for Melburnians and visitors to learn more about and appreciate the architecture, urban design and design excellence of our city. The free Speaker Series, held in the lead up to the event weekend, allows the public to understand how discussions on architecture are framed by architects, and most importantly to unveil the multitude of design processes that are implemented by architects to create our significant architectural buildings.

 

dmzine - Mackay Branson design

Design Publication - Online

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dmzine contains hints and tips to help designers manage their design studio better. It's not the type of content you will find in management books or university courses – it's a collection of articles based on 25 years experience running a design business in Australia. Every article directly relates to managing a design practice.

 

The Design Files - The Design Files

Design Publication - Online

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The Design Files is Australia's most popular design blog, receiving 600,000 hits each month. Launched in 2008 by Lucy Feagins, the site covers design in all its forms, from architecture and home interiors to fine art, graphic design and illustration and everything in between.

 

FAINT Magazine - FAINT

Design Publication - Print

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FAINT is a Fashion and Art magazine dedicated to showcasing both emerging and established artists and designers from across the globe. It strives to engage and inspire its readers through high-end fashion editorials, avant-garde imagery and exclusive features and interviews.

 

Poliform - Poliform

Design Retailer - less than 5 shops

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Poliform Italy is a family business founded in the north of Italy in 1970, and is built on artisan furniture making traditions. Today the collection is represented in 74 countries, and in cities from New York, Tokyo and London, to Sydney, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. From the beginning, Poliform established creative partnerships with leading designers and architects to develop its wide and diversified collection. In collaboration with Roberto Barbieri, Carlo Colombo, Studio Kairos, Jean- Marie Massaud, Paolo Piva, Vincent Van Duysen and Marcel Wanders, the Poliform range has designs for every area of the home and includes bookcases, wardrobe systems, beds and sofas, chairs, tables and the Poliform Kitchen collection. In addition to the Poliform collection, Poliform Australia represents some of Italy’s most respected furniture brands Arflex as well as Porada and Pallucco Italia.

 

cylk on Chapel - cylk

Design Retailer - less than 5 shops

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cylk is a brand with a soul and a story. As the latest recipient of the prestigious International Apparel Federation Design Award, cylk opened its first flagship shopping destination at 497 Chapel Street, South Yarra after the successful tenure of 3 pop-up stores around Melbourne, Australia. The store focusses on the compelling and unique aspects of the brand that include innovation, the high prevalence of natural fibres not only within the collection but through the fixtures that make up the store, and also being a pioneer in seamless technology; a sustainble knitting process that minimizes wastage and reduces energy consumption. The flagship store focusses on personalising the shopping experience for the brands valued clients. Branching into the international market, with stockists already in Canada, South Africa and New Zealand, cylk also plan to open boutiques in selected locations across Melbourne, Sydney and Perth and aim to have 3-5 stores within the next 2 years.

 

Better Health Channel - Department of Health / Deloitte Digital

Digital Experience - Mobile

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Established by the Victorian Government Department of Health in 1999, the Better Health Channel (BHC) is Australia's leading health and medical information website. With a reputation for quality-assured, comprehensive and trustworthy information, it receives over one million unique visitors each month. The multi-award winning site has regularly been ranked by Experian Hitwise as the No. 1 Health and Medical Information Website in Australia.

 

ANAM 2012 Website - Australian National Academy of Music / August

Digital Experience - Website

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The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) are committed to producing the next generation of musical leaders. August were committed to creating a fresh, open and clean look online for the organisation for 2012.

 

L'Oreal Paris Powder Room - L'Oreal Paris / CarrSpace

Event Experience - Consumer

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The L'Oreal Paris Powder Room is a pop-up Brand Experience open to the general public to learn about and interact with an extensive range of L'Oreal Paris Products. Trained staff offer lip, nail, hair and skin consultations and touch-ups to an eager audience who learn about techniques and colour trends as part of L'Oreal Paris' annual sponsorship of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF). The L'Oreal Paris Powder Room is an institution for many of the consumers that attend. As the welcome beacon to LMFF it acts as the perfect ’touch-up gateway’ for Melbourne’s Fashionistas attending the nightly parades as part of this premiere fashion event. Many consumers often queue for hours to get the opportunity to learn more about their favourite L’Oreal products, get their nails painted, lips touched-up and walk away with the highly sort-after gift bag. In 2012, we wanted to enhance the Powder Room concept by creating more Of a L’Oreal pop-up style store in taking the space from a temporary structure feel to a highly designed fit-out with large windows, LED coloured doors and windows and beautiful product displays and merchandising throughout.

 

The Etiquette Winter 2012 Collection - Etiquette Handbags and Wallets

Fashion Design - Accessories and Jewellery

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The handbags and wallets from the Etiquette Winter 2012 Collection, serve above and beyond the necessary function of a practical accessory. Each Etiquette handbag or wallet is a portable piece of art, a faithful companion, a container of treasures and a keeper of secrets. The designs are conspicuous creations; they are noticeable and admirable. There is an element of surprise in each piece, and this surprise, is ironically steady throughout the Collection. Using rare vintage leathers and new sustainable materials, each part of the design is unique and exclusive. Style and quality sit at the heart of Etiquette Handbags & Wallets. They apply these ideals to every detail of everything they do, from conception of design to completion of product.

 

Aves Insecta: Autumn/Winter 2012 - Tettmann.Doust

Fashion Design - Fashion Label

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Aves Insecta is the debut collection from Tettmann.Doust, which begins their anatomical study of birds and insects. Inspired by a mutual curiosity in aesthetics associated with the study of nature, their fascination with birds and insects takes on a scientific charm as the two deconstruct various anatomies to create their own symmetries and systems.

 

Whispering Roots - LUI HON

Fashion Stylist

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I was inspired by a woman who is civilisied, noble and appreciate with her roots. She will not trying to be whom she is not, rather to outshine of who she is. A sense of Silence, Subtlety and Fluid are the keys of this collection.

 

NAB brand identity - NAB / Principals

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

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Nab is number 4 of the ‘big 4’ banks in this country. At times struggling to have a voice amongst very active competition, the bank redefined its vision and mapped out a strategy in a bold attack on the other 3. A desire to become one brand with one voice has been driving the business forward for the past 12-18 months. There have been significant implications on the visual identity for the brand and its associated businesses, as it attempts to visually and tonally bring its business streams into alignment. Principals were engaged to review the brand identity across the business, from the core retail brand through to Business and Private Wealth.

 

Edithvale Wetlands Discovery Centre - Melbourne Water / Principle Design

Graphic Design - Environmental

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Principle Design was commissioned by Melbourne Water to assist in developing a unique educational discovery centre in Edithvale. The Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands are all that remains of the Carrum Carrum Swamp that once covered more than 4000 hectares, stretching from Mordialloc in the north to Frankston in the south. In 2001 the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands were listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.

 

'Now and When: Australian Urbanism' exhibition, typography design - Australian Institute of Architects / Design By Pidgeon

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

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The ‘Now and When: Australian Urbanism’ exhibition at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale explored the current conditions and possible future scenarios of Australian Urbanism. The exhibition highlighted a national and international concern: how we best manage cities and their future growth. The exhibition was created using groundbreaking 3D technology in projected photography and computer-generated simulations. It was presented in two parts: Now, a 3D photographic study from a helicopter of the existing Australian urban condition, and When, a 3D speculation into the evolution of this unique continent’s cities in the future. Design By Pidgeon (DBP) were responsible for the exhibition's branding and overall design, signage and publication design.

 

Ludlites Posters - Hoyne Design

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

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Posters to promote themed exhibitions by the Ludlites, a collective of lo-fi photographers who shoot exclusively using plastic cameras and film.

 

Great Dane Catalogue - Great Dane / Hoyne Design

Graphic Design - Publication

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Great Dane is Australia’s premier emporium for Scandinavian design. To mark the company’s 10th anniversary and announce its move from vintage furniture to cotemporary and custom made, Hoyne produced an audacious large format A2 full colour magazine. It has become a collector’s item amongst Great Dane devotees. To get maximum value from a limited budget the campaign focused on one application - a high- end publication in the style of a Scandinavian designer magazine. Key elements included bespoke typography with hand-crafted elements, photography as unexpected art pieces to inspire and surprise, finely-crafted intelligent copy, talking directly to an exclusive style-savvy audience, plus cross-endorsement from design authority figures for added brand credibility. Emphasis was placed on the fact that customers would not see the same collection anywhere else in the world. Hoyne combined believable lifestyle images with hand-sketched design elements and attached a tag line reflective of irrefutable Danish logic - “Buy well and buy once.”

 

Crown Lager packaging refresh - Foster's Australia / Davidson Branding

Graphic Design - Three Dimensional

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Davidson undertook a refresh of the iconic Crown Lager brand to both contemporise and reinvigorate the brand, and restore its status as a dominant player in the premium beer landscape.

 

Habitat Group Lighting Showroom - Habitat Group

Installation Design - Display

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Creating a showroom that is engaging, informative and simple to guide our clients through. Our goal was to design a space that allows our clients to make informative selections, at ease, from the range of light fittings and electrical products for their new home. The space is aimed to create a sense of brand and to communicate information visually with the use of signage/banners, colours and visual displays.

 

cBraille - A lighting exhibition for people who are blind - cSigns

Installation Design - Exhibit

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Did you know 90% of people who are blind see light? cBraille is an exhibition to raise awareness about the importance of light for people with vision impairments. Using Dome tipped LEDs as braille, a person who is blind can locate the braille with their eyes and read the tips of the LEDs with their fingers, like regular braille.

 

The Footy Show - Nine Network / Baenziger Coles Pty Ltd

Installation Design - Set Design

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The Footy Show has been one of the strongest rating shows for Nine for many years. From its inception, the show has pushed the boundaries of controversial commentary on the game of football. In the past, this show has been staged in the production studios at Bendigo Street, Richmond. Nine now hosts its production from Docklands. The set for 2012 has been designed to better utilize this new environment, and is captivating with its contemporary feel and strong graphic content. The new configuration of set and audience provide an engaging arena for footy comment.

 

Grong Grong - Private / Molecule

Interior Decoration

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The neoclassical façade of this Toorak residence divulges nothing of the building’s interior, which is a journey into the unexpected. Taking its cues from the building – “I’m new but I want to be old” – the contemporary interior authentically observes the past. Modern art, heirloom furniture and imported lighting hover in style and time. The ground floor is a tale of two worlds. Cross the threshold and be transported, Alice in Wonderland style, to a choice of the Salon (glamour/public) or the Living Room (family/private). Part palace, part bazaar and part Miss Havisham’s house, the Salon is a grand, luxurious room that takes seriously its ‘private hotel’ aspirations. A fabulous bar sits alongside lushly upholstered custom furniture and major contemporary artworks. The Salon is about glamour, excitement and aspiration; its look is fun, strong and idiosyncratic. With milder manners, the Living Room is serene and provides the backdrop for daily life. While the colours and textures dial back from the Salon, the careful curation of varying objects retains the furnishing approach. Upstairs, bedroom suites and an elegant study deliberately retreat from the energy of the ground floor.

 

Hawk & Hunter Cafe - Tommy Collins Events / Perrett Ewert Leaf Pty Ltd

Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality

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The design for Hawk and Hunter café in Ripponlea is one that provokes and entices patrons with a quirky fitout synonymous with the Tommy Collins brand. The simplicity of the layout and the finish engenders a vibrant, warm space in an area crying out for quality food, coffee and atmosphere.

 

Good Shepherd Chapel - Abbotsford - Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand / Robert Simeoni Pty Ltd Architects

Interior Design - Public or Institutional

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Constructed initially in 1871 the Chapel was and is the cultural and spiritual centre for the Sisters of the Good Shepherd at the Abbotsford Convent. Robert Simeoni Architects was engaged to restore the building and explore the possibility of creating new uses and spaces for redundant areas. In addition to traditional worship facilities, flexible spaces are provided for use by lay people and the general public. An interpretive centre, a variety of meeting spaces and amenities, including an intimate space in the crypt have been incorporated into this restoration project. Our approach to the project was respectful of the architectural and cultural history of the Chapel and in accordance with the Burra Charter. Restoration of the existing building was undertaken with care to retain as much of the existing fabric as possible. This restoration of the existing Chapel and the new interventions honour the history of the Good Shepherd Sisters and provide a multifunctional facility for their continued work and presence within the community.

 

Kooyong Residence - Private / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Interior Design - Residential

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A choreographed journey of history spans old and new is this re-cycled Melbourne home. The end result follows a story of 2’pavilions’ -at the front the extensive restoration of the original grander section of the Victorian building and at the rear a new contemporary double storey addition. Both are seemingly separate yet connected via a metaphorical bridge that traverses the courtyard area -acting as a powerful interstitial (&seemingly internal) space mediating the two buildings and history.

 

Un-Waste Bookcase - Eco-Innovators / Bild Architecture

Interior Design - Residential

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Playful and inventive, the UnWaste bookcase transformed an inner-city apartment from a conventional ‘open plan’ blank canvas, into something else, part James Bond, part Transformer, a joinery unit with a hidden agenda. The full-wall rotating bookcase, constructed from reclaimed construction hording-board plywood oozes eclectic charm and tells stories through its multi-layered and colourful past. The plywood originally used for the temporary barriers at the edge of construction sites, was sourced and used as the principal material for the project. With it’s unique characteristics of posters, weathering, graffiti and mismatched paints incorporated into the design and harmonizing with the industrial aesthetic of the apartment, while saving nearly 1 Ton of material from landfill. A collaboration between architect Ben Milbourne (Bild Architecture), eco-designer Leyla Acaroglu (Eco Innovators) and specialist furniture designer David Waterworth (Against the Grain); the UnWaste Bookcase is an inventive response to a challenging brief to maintain the openness, light and air in a city warehouse conversion, while adding flexibility of use and a unique character.

 

Fitzgerald Optometrist - Fitzgerald Optometrist / Two Design

Interior Design - Retail

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A new premises space for an existing optometrist in Williamstown presented both challenges and opportunities given the shape of the site; large height with a narrow width. The space was designed to fit in with the demographic, with a major focus on creating a different retail experience than that of the standard uninspiring optometrist.

 

Lonsdale Street, Dandenong - Places Victoria / Electrolight

Lighting Design

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Central Dandenong has a unique cultural richness, a dynamic produce market, performing arts precinct and distinctive retail sector, yet the economic decline of the city over many years, took its toll on the overall civic character and public realm experience. The aspiration was to recreate Lonsdale Street, between Foster and Clow Streets, as a major boulevard exemplifying design excellence and renewing a sense of civic pride for the community of Dandenong. Electrolight designed the lighting to the entire precinct including a custom lighting feature installed in the central median of Lonsdale Street in collaboration with artist David Sequeira. Our aim was to create an iconic feature that metaphorically represented the range of cultures in arguably one of Australia’s most culturally diverse regions.

 

City of Casey's Selandra Community Place - City of Casey / ASPECT Studios & Studio Binocular

Motion

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Selandra Community Place (SCP) is an Australian-first concept which centres on an interactive eight-star, zero energy display home that pilots a variety of sustainable initiatives around improving the environment, and health and wellbeing of the wider community. Through innovative combination of QR codes, interpretative signage and interactive media, the City of Casey, ASPECT Studios and Studio Binocular created a communication strategy to deliver key ‘ideas’ to promote sustainability when building new homes and make informed decisions to improve their families’ health and wellbeing. Visitors use smart phones to scan and access a mobile website to gain a deeper understanding of simple ideas they can undertake. The display home uses subtle visual prompts to direct visitors on a self tour, where they can discover ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their families and the planet.

 

Sydney Opera House - Stage Management Desk - Sydney Opera House / Sydney Opera House

Product Design - Business and Technology

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"Sydney Opera House is not only one of the busiest and most famous performing venues on earth, it is also home to technical and project management teams entrusted with designing the next generation of the buildings systems. Responding to a brief to create a truly world leading design for it aging Stage Management System that controls all FOH and BOH communications, video and audio, Charlwood and the Sydney Opera House team conceived a truly beautiful design solution when tasked with replacing the six stage management desks as part of the largest technical upgrade project since the Sydney Opera House opened in 1973." David Claringbold – Director, Theatre & Events – Sydney Opera House.

 

STOXBOX - STOXBOX

Product Design - Consumer

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Stoxbox is a completely new, innovative product. Designed to help you easily see and store your hosiery.

 

Backpack Bed™ - Swags for Homeless

Product Design - Sport and Leisure

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The Backpack Bed™ is a portable single-person outdoor sleeping unit. A lightweight, ergonomic backpack that rolls out to an all weather protected bed with built-in insulated mattress, storage pockets and mosquito protected windows. Made from safe fire-retardant and mildew resistant materials. Meets 47 international standards for quality and safety. Initially designed for use by homeless and in disaster zones. The revolutionary Backpack Bed™ is now available for sale to the public in several designs - profits from sales 100% support homeless projects.

 

VDM furniture designs - Vue de Monde / Didier

Product Design - Furniture

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"Ross Didier has a way of creating drama with his work that brings a natural star power to proceedings, the X factor if you will. His latest seating pieces create a glamourisation of furniture design for much celebrated restaurant Vue De Monde in Melbourne." Romona Berry

 

CAJA Furniture/Homeware Design - CAJA

Product Design - Furniture

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Mix and match, play with color, texture & shape to create a piece of furniture that reflects YOU & YOUR STYLE One box. Multiple elements. Endless options! "CAJA" - BOX (In Spanish) "TAPAR" - TO LID (In Spanish). TAPAS is derived from EL TAPAR

 

'In the Spirit' - LOBE

Product Design - Homewares

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I have been on a journey, discovering the infinate possibilities within the discarded manufactured bottle. I began with the easily accessible beer stubby, washing, cutting and using heat to open it out to become the simplest of re-usable forms, the tumbler. I became inspired to use more of the bottle, cutting the tops off to make beads now glorified in my new jewellery collection (launching Design Made Trade July 2012). Currently I am focused on the spirit bottle. Cultural heritages are captured within intricate embossings, forms are dynamic and striking, colour is purposful and seductive. It has been important for me to take time to appreciate the ready-made and work with what exists. I was naturally attracted to the dramatic form and lines of the Sambuca bottle, it screamed of elegance. I worked to create a set, attempting to rekindle a culture of style our grandparents would appreciate.

 

Brightgreen D900 Cube - Brightgreen

Product Design - Lighting

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Premium LED lighting company, Brightgreen, have designed the world’s first square beamed downlight, titled D900 Cube. The light’s unique square beam offers unparalleled control and efficiency for the architecture, building and design industries. Brightgreen’s D900 Cube was designed with the goal of creating an energy efficient lighting solution that not only provided adequate brightness comparable to halogens, but also was architecturally and aesthetically satisfying. Through harnessing LED technology, these objectives were not only achieved, but were hugely surpassed, with a square beam downlight that exceeds the brightness of halogens and sits atop the industry efficacy chart. The D900 Cube’s square beam means fewer lights are required to achieve the same lighting levels as circular downlights, offering greater efficiency. Its square shape prevents light beams overlapping and eliminates dark corners forming, guiding light to follow the straight edges of a room and evenly dispersing light. This groundbreaking design resulted in high praise from architects and lighting concept designers, who finally have the tools available that they have been craving to create lighting designs that truly paint rooms with light without dull spots or shadows.

 

'modelis' collection - etch by design

Textile + Surface Design - Interior

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Mid 2012 saw etch by design studio create a contemporary range of textiles to stimulate a revived interest in pattern application that was relevant to our current design culture. The ‘modelis’ collection was inspired by a desire to combine sustainable design with bold, contemporary prints - whether printed, woven, surface pattern or structural and surface material applications. Inspired by the emerging trend of re-capturing the tactility of traditional, handmade craftsmanship, the designs took inspiration from the far-east and indigo dying. Inspired by an original artwork designed by hand-dying fabrics, the design is fused with the influence of traditional indigo textile patterns. A palette of deep inky indigo, faded blues and bleached out pales, or alternatively strong neon brights with highlights of fuchsia, orange and lime are possible. Creating a luxe –artisian look, the kaleidoscopic motif and ombre colouring embraced the tradition of shibori geometrics for a contemporary textile design and use.

 

PlayMo, Drewery Alley, Melbourne CBD - City Leaks

Urban Design

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A shift from 'the' city to 'your' city; A playground for urban dwellers.

 

'New Generation' Orchard - Melbourne's GPO / Gloss Creative Pty Ltd

Visual Merchandising

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We created a ‘New Generation’ Orchard; a mass of overgrown, monstrous fruits & flowers bursting over the balconies down to the ground floor, a metaphor for the fresh undiscovered collections on the first floor.

 

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne - Lend Lease / Büro North

Wayfinding

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In 2011, The Royal Children's Hospital moved to its new purpose built facility to provide world class paediatric care and a patient and family focused healing environment. The new project, which has been purpose built for children brings together six levels of clinical, research and education facilities. In partnership with The New Royal Children's Hospital, Bates Smart, Billard Leece Partnership and many other consultants, we were engaged to collaborate on this uniquely child centric project focused on designing spaces for children that are engaging, stimulating and above all, healing.

 

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