2018 marks the 15th Anniversary of VIVID, Australia’s longest running awards program dedicated to unearthing and rewarding Australia’s next wave of design talent. Supported by industry experts and design luminaries, VIVID 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
We would like to congratulate the winners of the 15th VIVID Design Awards:

Winner: Furniture Design
Marinos Drakopoulos – James Chair

Winner: Colour
Thomas Yeend – KILO Lamp

Winner: Object Design
Marinos Drakopoulos – Arion Rocker

Winner: Concept Design
Fran White – VaryVases

Winner – Lighting
Dean Toepfer – Rebel Futurism Pendant

Joint Winners: People’s Choice Award (Sponsored by Houzz)
Shavendra Gehan Goonetilleke – The Infini-t-able
Noel Surti – Surpentile Table

You can see a review of the Award Winners here.


• Curated by Daniel Dalla Riva Latitude Group

This highly anticipated industry platform is an important destination for both the local and international design industry at the Decor + Design show in Melbourne. VIVID has already assisted over 700 designers with more than 1,000 products to kick-start their careers. Judged by a panel of prominent and respected industry figures, finalists will exhibit their design prototypes at the VIVID Awards Gallery.

Awards categories include Furniture Design, Lighting Design, Object Design, Concept Design, the ADA Award of Merit, and the VIVID 2017 Judges Choice Award. Judges include Jan Henderson – Inside Magazine, Anne-Maree Sargeant – AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE™, Dana Tomic Hughes – Yellowtrace and Jo Mawhinney – Living Edge Furniture.

As a participant in two VIVID competitions I can greatly recommend the benefits of putting your work out to be seen, and to see how it is received.
Not only is it a great platform to showcase your work in front of some very influential industry people, but it also gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded designers who are at a similar stage in their design careers.
James Walsh
-VIVID Award for Lighting Design
-ADA Award of Merit
VIVID is an exceptional platform for emerging designers to get their work in the public domain. I particular enjoyed the discussions/feedback from my peers and Industry professional.
Adrian Olasau
-VIVID Award for Object Design

VIVID 2018 Judges

Richard Munao, Cult
Dana Tomic Hughes, Yellowtrace
Miriam Fanning, MIM Design
Jo Mawhinney, Living Edge
Jan Henderson, Niche Media
Anne-Maree Sargeant, Authentic Design Alliance
Keti Lytras, GlobeWest
Emelia LaForgia, Artemide
Natalie Mortimer, Australian Design Review
Orest Hawryluk, James Richardson
Filip Bjazevic, Latitiude Group

VIVID 2018 Partners