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VIVID 2017 FINALISTS

A big thank you to the 150+ designers that entered across the five categories for the 14th Annual VIVID Design Competition. Decor + Design along with curators the Latitude Group are very excited to announce the finalists for 2017. The winners will be announced at the Decor + Design Show on Thursday 20thJuly at 3pm. Pre-register to visit the show here.

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The Shaker Bar
The Shaker Bar

Geri Sloyan
The Shaker Bar is a playful reinterpretation of the classic cocktail bar. It consists of a steel tube frame and four American oak trays in a variety of shapes and sizes, the top one of which is detached, in order to assist with serving.

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Hooga Chair

Dylan Falecki
I designed this chair with a makers mind set. Using simple joinery techniques, an uncomplicated and holistic approach to making a comfortable chair was sought. Simple means it is cost effective to produce and therefore has greater accessibility. “Hooga’ is the English pronunciation of the Danish term for comfort, ‘hygge’.

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AM24

Robin Keussen
The AM24 chair forms a part of furniture range of products which all share a design aesthetic. The range is to be both familiar and unique fitting into the commercial and residential environments. Made of Brass, solid timber, moulded ply which is shaped for comfort.

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Ziggy Chair

Dean Toepfer
The Ziggy chair was inspired by the juxtaposition of city architecture where contrasting materials and shapes overlap to form man-made urban collages. Ziggy was the end result of an exploration using mixed materials, shapes and textures, seeing how each one could interact and coincide with each other.

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Glacier Chair

Geoffrey Marshall
Inspired by a study of glacial forms; acute jagged peaks juxtaposed with the smooth curves of the glacier deliberately carving its niche. Monumental landscapes, reduced to the sparse lineal geometry that characterises each piece. Angles and curves synergistically combining create a distinctive design that is comfortable and functional.

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Daft Stool

Bradley Mitchell
A friend with a patient presence. A solid, simple, unobtrusive and trusting piece whose weight gives confidence in space – one that stacks and doesn’t shout but quietly stands, yet is well missed when absent. The asymmetrical stance of the stool allows it to stack up to 4 units high.

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Nyinajimanha

Nicole Monks
Inspired by a trip back on country and stories about Nicole’s Great-Grandmother’s renowned kangaroo tail stew ‘nyinajimanha’ (sitting-together) holds the narrative of bringing people together to create community, share knowledge and connect. The cultural belongings (furniture) are designed as a group of 6chairs and 1table to physically embody this unity.

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Aztec Daybed

Michael Gittings
The Aztec Daybed is the product of the development of “Metallic Weaving”. Weaving has been a staple of the craftsman and artisan for centuries, usually resulting in soft, pliable and mostly degradable objects. By adapting the woven medium to metals it recontextualizes a traditional craft, forming a new visual language.

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Rec Rec Chair

Michael Gittings
Weaving is a centuries old technique usually resulting in soft, pliable, degradable objects. Experimentation of weaving with metals like copper has resulted in the Rec Rec Chair. Designed to last a lifetime the Rec Rec is a comfortable dining chair or prized one off statement piece.

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Intake

Stephen Thomas
The strong, elegant lines and angular planes of Intake aesthetically reference influences from science fiction, performance vehicles and minimalist architecture. The materiality of bamboo imbues the table with warmth to create a highly functional centerpiece of heirloom quality.

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Chêne Armchair

Mathieu Cottin
The Chêne armchair named after the French word oak is a contrast between fine lines, engineering and character made by Mathieu Cottin the designer in Adelaide. Who was born and trained as an upholsterer in France. The backrest, shaped to support the lower and upper back, swivels as you move in the chair by a bracket veneered in saddle leather and secured by a solid timber dowel, the arm rests are carved by hand…This chair is unique and like no other, it celebrates handcrafted.

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Frayed

Alexander Gaetani
The Frayed Chair is defined by its rawness, texture and simplicity. The chair provides functional qualities of comfort and strength but also aesthetic qualities that show
considered use of materials and form. The chair is made from plant based materials, with a Tasmanian Oak hardwood frame and cotton sash cord.

Crumb Side Table
Crumb Side Table

Rachel Farrugia
Crumb is designed to showcase a material never intended to be seen – end-of-the-line bonded crumb foam. The simple form and unique aesthetic in its bright speckle pattern, make the crumb table at home in living, sitting and sleeping space; and offers oddity to retail and exhibition’s ‘perfect plinth’.

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La Sella Del Cavallo

Elizabeth Zotti
La Sella Del Cavallo chair is a concept piece constructed from bent laminations which combines elements of lightness, substance and considered ergonomics. La Sella Chair, challenges traditional techniques and methods of construction with its fluid form, dynamic curves and its interaction between positive and negative space.

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Velce Active Stool

Anna Freeman
The Velce Active Stool, with its curved base, encourages healthy posture and gentle movement while seated. Our intention was to create a chair that would improve health and complement everyday living spaces. We make the stool using a combination of modern technology and traditional woodworking techniques.

TOM Planter
TOM planter

Max Hunt
TOM planter designed and made entirely in South Australia was the result of a collaboration between Max Hunt and Tom Crosby. Aiming to create a statement piece that tied in with the Hunt aesthetic and add a multifunctional object that combined storage, table and planter. The use of wire and oak used throughout the existing Hunt range drove the design and shaped much of the forms.

Atlas
Atlas

Maxam Whiteley & Thomas Cohen
TOM planter designed and made entirely in South Australia was the result of a collaboration between Max Hunt and Tom Crosby. Aiming to create a statement piece that tied in with the Hunt aesthetic and add a multifunctional object that combined storage, table and planter. The use of wire and oak used throughout the existing Hunt range drove the design and shaped much of the forms.

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SYZYGY

Max Leishman
Syzygy meaning the coming together or alignment of celestial bodies in space is a family of investment cast pendant lights. Characterised by its geometric diamond halo of light the Syzygy family have been arranged and multiplied to suit any given space, as when in formation they become aligned in Syzygy.

Igneous
Igneous

Ash Allen & James Walsh

Using Melbourne’s most iconic material, bluestone, Igneous is a byproduct of an original process that James Walsh and Ash Allen developed. By utilising the waste material of bluestone cuttings and melting it down to a molten state, Igneous naturally creates unique colours and textures to form a decorative wall light.

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Troika Pendant

Geoffrey Marshall
The carefully considered composition of the Troika finds the three faces acting equally, in unison to create a subtly sublime light source. Each identical facet links to create a pendant which explores the relationship between light and shadow. Available in a range of colours it is customisable to suit.

Lumeneer
Lumeneer

Grace Eun Hai Kim
Lumeneer was designed around the use of timber veneer, hand making and generative design influences. Through understanding the physical qualities of timber veneer and focus on hand making methods, the result was a sustainable, handmade product. The generative design influence of repetition give a technical yet natural aesthetic.

Cuble
Cuble

Andrew Beveridge
The Cuble lamp consists of two forms, both parts are perfectly proportioned and allow for the light bulb to sit completely central. The lamp is formed from one piece of brass sheet and does not require any welding or fixings, this allows it to be completely recycled at the end of its life.

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Conduit Pendant

Jaron Dickson
Conduit Pendant aims to collaborate with architectural living environments, using natural and strong materials for the observer. Hand turned, each lamp shade has a unique wood grain to tell its own story. The copper is the constant element bouncing the light inside, until it illuminates the wood at the top.

TakotSubo
Takotsubo

Cadon Gates
“Takotsubo” explores the concept of the stark contrasts within the Australian landscape, while delivering an aesthetic of the faithful friend. Using replaceable components and strong materials, the concept has been enhanced, while achieving a sustainable and durable design. The craftsmanship is impeccable, Takotsubo is admired for the attention to detail.

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Five Five Six

Alistair Cole
Five Five Six is a set of three pendant lights designed for open areas as sculptural feature lighting en masse or as smaller sets of three for a contemporary upmarket home. The individual pendants are each cut differently to another creating an asymmetrical balance with the light being directed out and down from the set thanks to recycled harddrive disks. Utilizing LED bulbs from a standard bayonet fitting five five six can produce as much or as little light as you need.

Valvolux L'amp
Valvolux L’amp

Gavin Vance
A compact and versatile low-output luminaire, built mostly from parts used in the manufacture of electric musical instruments and accessories. L’amp is suited to a multitude of uses, but performs at its best in low ambient light conditions — ideal for illuminating guitar effects pedals or for reading in bed.

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Swyl lamp

Sebastian Heske
It’s character is simple & moody,The SWYL is a basic upright stand with two arms supporting a duo of head lamps displaying in a direct & indirect order. Inspired by “object relations” and how humans can change the nature of something through their current personality. With materials ranging from concrete to brass, SWYL offers a sense of personality in its presence, the user interacts and may shift the direct light to an specific area for personal arrangements.

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GH Bike Rack

Adrian Olasau
GH is an elegant solution for bike and helmet storage. Inspired by minimalist sculptural form, GH is as much a piece of art as it is a highly functional object. GH is made from sustainably sourced solid timber laminations. GH is finished in a natural oil/wax finish.

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Stack

Eugenie Kawabata
Stack is a sculptural collection of candelabra, candlestick holders and vases defined by simplicity, colour, translucency and the transformative qualities of the materials. Stack is hand cast using recycled glass and resin, making each piece unique. Stack can be reconfigured to create different arrangements.

JEX VINYL STAND
Jex Vinyl Stand

Kieran Meegan
Made from laser cut, powder coated steel the Jex Vinyl Stand offers an LP storage solution that enables collectors to display their album’s cover artwork. The design suits both those people with small collections and those with major collections as a way to display their current favorite albums.

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Velce Bicycle Shelf

Anna Freeman
The Velce Bicycle Shelf responds to our increasingly urban lives – living in smaller spaces and in cities were cycling is an increasingly appealing transport option – while highlighting the bicycle as being as much an object of beauty as it is functional.

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Material Historiography

Georgina Burley
Material Historiography employs a reflective process of ‘thinking through making’, resulting in a qualitative material understanding and thoughtful objects. Through vessels for food and drink, this project examines the value of ritual; encouraging families to make time each day with one another over a meal, strengthening interpersonal and familial relationships.

Peep Clock
Peep Clock

Nai-Hsuan Yu
The ‘Peep Clock’ design is inspired by the human desire of peeping. This enables the observer to read time by peeping through the holes of the clock, just as peeping through the passage of time. This clock is made of ABS plastic and it is assembled in a tenon way.

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Modello Pendant

Tristan Tait
The Modello pendant features intricate cut domes that are highlighted by the internal light source. Installed in a cluster or as an individual pendant the form provides visual interest and colour variation between the domes and the main body of the luminaire add to its unique visual aesthetic.

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Duello Hallway

Roberto Vessella
Duello, hall table with mirror, is beautifully crafted in high quality materials – white oak timber, brass and glass. The minimalistic design combines the functional components of mirror and hallway table. Duello’s generous sized tilted mirror enables the user that final personal check and adjustment before departing the dwelling or office.

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PAM Tableware

Haqiqy Hawary
PAM tableware is a dinner plate set inspired by social media culture and Food photography. Made out of casted ceramic stoneware with hand painted glazed graphics detail. The graphics that is create visual landscape background for the food; invite the user’s to create their own visuals and photographs.

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Archie

Nancy Ji
The goal to create a piece of furniture from a single piece of material motivated the design. Archie is crafted from two pieces of stone tiles with minimal off cuts to reduce waste. The pieces slot together without need for any fixings and can be flat packed for easy transportation.

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Smiths Chair

Lou Burridge
Smiths Chair embodies a simple modern aesthetic ensuring its timeless design. It uses strong durable materials that have been carefully chosen to reduce environmental impact and ensure that Smiths Chair will last a life time.

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Habere

Matt Potter
The development of Habere started with process driven research and the exploration of a conceptual theme; combining the engineered and the organic. Habere’s form has been informed by shapes seen in industrial components and the natural environment. Habere utilises digital fabrication and handmade processes to be produced.

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Faraday Chair

Matthew Robinson
The front and back legs of the Faraday Chair were CNC machined to achieve complex curvature and feature joinery. Post CNC machining processes completed with a router table and handheld routers. The Brass back was hand pressed and brush finished, and the bolts were hand spun.

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Narvis

Thomas Hewitt
Originally designed as a task light, Narvis 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. Hand crafted, Narvis combines the old, with the sleak.

Crumb Side Table
Crumb Side Tabler

Rachel Farrugia
Crumb is designed to showcase a material never intended to be seen – end-of-the-line bonded crumb foam. The simple form and unique aesthetic in its bright speckle pattern, make the crumb table at home in living, sitting and sleeping space; and offers oddity to retail and exhibition’s ‘perfect plinth’.

Aztec_Daybed_image
Aztec Daybed

Michael Gittings
The Aztec Daybed is the product of the development of “Metallic Weaving”. Weaving has been a staple of the craftsman and artisan for centuries, usually resulting in soft, pliable and mostly degradable objects. By adapting the woven medium to metals it recontextualizes a traditional craft, forming a new visual language.

Rec_Rec
Rec Rec Chair

Michael Gittings
Weaving is a centuries old technique usually resulting in soft, pliable, degradable objects. Experimentation of weaving with metals like copper has resulted in the Rec Rec Chair. Designed to last a lifetime the Rec Rec is a comfortable dining chair or prized one off statement piece.

RKeussen_AM24
AM24

Robin Keussen
The AM24 chair forms a part of furniture range of products which all share a design aesthetic. The range is to be both familiar and unique fitting into the commercial and residential environments. Made of Brass, solid timber, moulded ply which is shaped for comfort.

glacier chair
Glacier Chair

Geoffrey Marshall
Inspired by a study of glacial forms; acute jagged peaks juxtaposed with the smooth curves of the glacier deliberately carving its niche. Monumental landscapes, reduced to the sparse lineal geometry that characterises each piece. Angles and curves synergistically combining create a distinctive design that is comfortable and functional.

LaSelladelCavallo
La Sella Del Cavallo

Elizabeth Zotti
La Sella Del Cavallo chair is a concept piece constructed from bent laminations which combines elements of lightness, substance and considered ergonomics. La Sella Chair, challenges traditional techniques and methods of construction with its fluid form, dynamic curves and its interaction between positive and negative space.

five-five-six
Five Five Six

Alistair Cole
Five Five Six is a set of three pendant lights designed for open areas as sculptural feature lighting en masse or as smaller sets of three for a contemporary upmarket home. The individual pendants are each cut differently to another creating an asymmetrical balance with the light being directed out and down from the set thanks to recycled harddrive disks. Utilizing LED bulbs from a standard bayonet fitting five five six can produce as much or as little light as you need.

SYZYGY Family
SYZYGY

Max Leishman
Syzygy meaning the coming together or alignment of celestial bodies in space is a family of investment cast pendant lights. Characterised by its geometric diamond halo of light the Syzygy family have been arranged and multiplied to suit any given space, as when in formation they become aligned in Syzygy.

troika pendant
Troika Pendant

Geoffrey Marshall
The carefully considered composition of the Troika finds the three faces acting equally, in unison to create a subtly sublime light source. Each identical facet links to create a pendant which explores the relationship between light and shadow. Available in a range of colours it is customisable to suit.

Igneous
Igneous

Ash Allen & James Walsh

Using Melbourne’s most iconic material, bluestone, Igneous is a byproduct of an original process that James Walsh and Ash Allen developed. By utilising the waste material of bluestone cuttings and melting it down to a molten state, Igneous naturally creates unique colours and textures to form a decorative wall light.

4_lores
Stack

Eugenie Kawabata
Stack is a sculptural collection of candelabra, candlestick holders and vases defined by simplicity, colour, translucency and the transformative qualities of the materials. Stack is hand cast using recycled glass and resin, making each piece unique. Stack can be reconfigured to create different arrangements.

Burridge_Lou_Smiths_Chair_1_hires
Smiths Chair

Lou Burridge
Smiths Chair embodies a simple modern aesthetic ensuring its timeless design. It uses strong durable materials that have been carefully chosen to reduce environmental impact and ensure that Smiths Chair will last a life time.

Atlas
Atlas

Max Whiteley & Thomas Cohen
TOM planter designed and made entirely in South Australia was the result of a collaboration between Max Hunt and Tom Crosby. Aiming to create a statement piece that tied in with the Hunt aesthetic and add a multifunctional object that combined storage, table and planter. The use of wire and oak used throughout the existing Hunt range drove the design and shaped much of the forms.

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Saddle Light

Mitchell Eaton
The Saddle Light is a rejection of the typical delicate, floating pendant light. Combining the craft of metalwork, leather and timber joinery, it is muscular, and solid; presenting itself as a focal piece of furniture in its own right rather than an accessory.

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PAM Tableware

Haqiqy Hawary
PAM tableware is a dinner plate set inspired by social media culture and Food photography. Made out of casted ceramic stoneware with hand painted glazed graphics detail. The graphics that is create visual landscape background for the food; invite the user’s to create their own visuals and photographs.

HEWITT_THOMAS_NARVIS_FRONT_product_LOWRES
Narvis

Thomas Hewitt
Originally designed as a task light, Narvis 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. Hand crafted, Narvis combines the old, with the sleak.

Archie_low res_1
Archie

Nancy Ji
The goal to create a piece of furniture from a single piece of material motivated the design. Archie is crafted from two pieces of stone tiles with minimal off cuts to reduce waste. The pieces slot together without need for any fixings and can be flat packed for easy transportation.

POTTER_Matt_Habere_1-6b(LowRes)
Habere

Matt Potter
The development of Habere started with process driven research and the exploration of a conceptual theme; combining the engineered and the organic. Habere’s form has been informed by shapes seen in industrial components and the natural environment. Habere utilises digital fabrication and handmade processes to be produced.

FaradayChair
Faraday Chair

Matthew Robinson
The front and back legs of the Faraday Chair were CNC machined to achieve complex curvature and feature joinery. Post CNC machining processes completed with a router table and handheld routers. The Brass back was hand pressed and brush finished, and the bolts were hand spun.