- Article by Online Editor
Winners of the emerging furniture design competition The EDGE were announced yesterday morning at the opening of the Australian International Furniture Fair in Sydney.
The international design competition is known for unearthing emerging talent in furniture and product design. This year The EDGE featured over 38 finalists, with a judging panel including Jan Henderson (Associate Publisher at Archmedia), Lisa Green (Editor of Australian House and Garden), Marc Schamburg (Director Alvisse and Schamburg/Zenith Interiors), designer Ross Didier and curator Scott Lewis.
See below for the list of winners.
Dollop Light by Ash Allen (pictured above)
An organic pendant light made from earthenware slip, Dollop’s aesthetic is inspired by a dollop of cream dripping off a ladle. A low-wattage LED light is cleverly obscured from direct sight, and light bounces off Dollop’s reflective glazed internal surfaces.
Fold and Peg Stool by Toby Nowland
The Fold and Peg Stool is made from EchoPanel and is constructed with a flat panel and timber pegs made from Tasmanian Oak. The fold-around ‘tabs’ become pockets that magazines and newspapers can easily slide into. Judges at The EDGE described the piece as a “smart use of sustainable materials”.
Clam Chair by Ben Brayshaw
This chair is designed to be folded up and used as a portable chair for going to the beach, outdoor cinemas and other uses. Made from American walnut veneered hoop pine and woollen felt upholstery, the Clam Chair also recently won the Australian Furniture of the Year Student Design Award for Victoria and Tasmania. Read more on the Clam Chair here.
Halo Light by Stephanie Ng Hui Sien
Made from polyurethane resin, the Halo Light is a modular lighting system that can be configured in a number of shapes and sizes. Judges at The EDGE described the light as “versatile and innovative”.
The winning designs and those of all the finalists in the competition will be on display throughout the Australian International Furniture Fair until February 8 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre.