VIVID

VIVID is Australia’s longest running design competition. 2019 marks the 16th anniversary of this highly anticipated industry platform, which shines a spotlight on our emerging furniture, lighting & object designers. VIVID has kick-started the careers of many prolific Australian designers and is recognised as an important destination for both the local and international design industry.
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 Design
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

Winner: Authentic Design Alliance (ADA) Award of Merit
Marinos Drakapoulos – James Chair

Honourable Mentions:
Dean Toepfer – Rebel Futurism Pendant
Rene Linssen & Elliot Bastianon – Low and High Stance Stools

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 2019 Judges Choice Award. Judges include Jan Henderson – Inside Magazine, Anne-Maree Sargeant – AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE™, Dana Tomic Hughes – Yellowtrace and Richard Munao – Cult.

VIVID always puts on a fantastic show, the opportunity to exhibit your work as well meet judges and industry leaders is invaluable. Sharing the experience with other emerging designers fosters a great sense of community while also providing engagement with the broader design community.
Marinos Drakopoulos, Winner Furniture Design, Object Design
I found VIVID to be a great platform for emerging designers as it helps to shine a spotlight on the next crop of Australian creatives. It is also an amazing opportunity to gain valuable feedback from industry professionals which is vital in the early stages of our careers.
Dean Toepfer, Winner Lighting Design, Judges Choice Award

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 2019 Partners