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VIVID 2017 Design Winners announced

June 13, 2017 10:07 amComments are Disabled

The VIVID 2017 Award winners were announced on Thursday afternoon, 20 July, at an award ceremony held at Decor + Design and AIFF exhibition in Melbourne.

Working to unearth the newest and greatest talent in the design industry, VIVID is Australia’s longest running design competition, with 2017 marking its 14th year in operation. The competition is aimed specifically to new and emerging designers, and is judged across five categories including Object Design, Lighting Design, Furniture Design, Concept Design and the Colour Award, while the judge’s also delivered their own choice via the VIVID Designer of the Year award.

Selected from a shortlisted 44 products, the winners were picked by a panel of distinguished judges including Jo Mawhinney (Living Edge), Orest Hawryluk (James Richardson Furniture), Keti Lytras (GlobeWest), Andrea Lucena-Orr (Dulux), Aaron Nicholls (Artemide), Jan Henderson (Henderson Media), Anne Maree Sargeant (Authentic Design Alliance), Dana Tomic-Hughes (Yellowtrace), Bree Leech (Bree Leech), Ross Didier (Didier), Filip Bjazevic (Latitiude Group), Adele Bates (Adele Bates), Aleesha Callahan (Australian Design Review) and Julian Clavijo (Julian Clavijo).

The overarching winner, taking out the VIVID Designer of the Year, sponsored by Living Edge and also the VIVID Award for Concept Design, sponsored James Richardson was Thomas Hewitt for his Narvis design. Originally designed as a task light, the handcrafted Narvis combines the old with the sleak and pays homage to ancient boat building techniques through Steam bending, planning and finishing. Full dimming capabilities are available at a touch via the subtle brass button on its spine.

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