2013 Melbourne Design Awards - Key Dates

25 August 2013 - Extended close date
2 September 2013 - Judging
19 September 2013 - Finalists announced
15 October 2013 - Rating Closes
23 October 2013 - Awards Night
Best of the best - Winners list

Product Design - Furniture

This award celebrates creative and innovative design for either a component or overall product.. Consideration given to aspects that relate to human usage, aesthetics, selection of components and materials, and the resolution of assembly, manufacturing and the overall function.

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Nominations in Category

Groove - Tane Design

Product Design - Furniture

- Winner

‘Groove’ is a range of sustainable seating and lighting, comprising of chair, children’s stool and floor lamp; produced from recycled cardboard with bamboo frames. The products are inspired by exploring the alternative use of everyday materials. Components which create the three products are nested within each other, ensuring there is minimal material waste in the production process. The cardboard sections can be easily removed, recycled and replaced, giving the product an extended lifespan.

The Art deco dining table - Grain Timber Furniture

Product Design - Furniture


A self commissioned piece inspired by the art deco / art nouveau works of Jacques Ruhlman. Manufactured using traditional techniques applicable to that era of design utilising pattern and template work and hand veneered cauls and form, the art deco dining table is a stunning piece from a bygone era of design and craftsmanship.

Little Cove - Marxcraft

Product Design - Furniture


Besides working with my hands building furniture in my workshop whilst being surrounded by the perfume of wood around me, I love heading to the surf every opportunity I get. My favourite surf spot is "Little Cove" tucked away in the Noosa Hinterland. The serenity of the rainforest that borders the beautiful coastline is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. With the glorious Sunshine Coast sun beating on the ocean and being partially sheltered by the hinterland creates waves that are luxuriously warm, inviting and plentiful. It's a surfer's dream spot. Inspired by my favourite surf spot in the world - "Little Cove" in Noosa, I wanted to design a piece to celebrate this enchanting place in the world that has restored me time and time again.

Press Stool - Flipboard Cafe / Brolly

Product Design - Furniture


“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” - Albert Einstein Faced with the relentless consumption of insightful information left behind at the end of the day at cafe's, we wanted to respond to its digestion with humour. Brolly Design presents the Press Stool: where the pages of yesterday support the reading of today, and then some...

B4 | Vanity - Formed Australia

Product Design - Furniture


The B4 Vanity is 'Formed's' new signature range of Vanities. Made in Australia with a integrated Corian® B4 Basin top (with overflow) and Tasmanian oak, these vanities display a very modern style. Capturing an elegant simplicity that is perfect for any modern home. Made with sustainable plantation tasmanian oak hardwood, they come with a signal draw and are available in different sizes and draw combinations

Bronze Table - BARBERA

Product Design - Furniture

Described as “Clash of the Titans meets Donald Judd”, Daniel Barbera’s opulent Bronze table is a mix construct of cast bronze, marble and timber, created to stand the test of time. With a vision of becoming a true “future” relic, Barbera fuses classical aesthetics with contemporary techniques, producing a single object that recognises who we are and who we were.??


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