Above: Bucket Coffee Table by Coco Flip.
ADR looks back at the winning projects from IDEA’s Object: Furniture and Lighting category over the last five years. This retrospective provides some insight into the evolution of the area and what has defined it over the past half-decade. This category is currently sponsored by Humanscale.
2016 – Ora Desk Lamp by Ross Gardam
A precision machined gold form that dominates the Ora Lamp is further characterised by a distinct orbiting shade that can be tilted to direct the warm glow or cycled around the body, while a hidden magnetic joint also allows the Ora shade to snap back into the horizontal position.
2015 – A-Joint Stretch by Studio Henry Wilson
Expanding the A-Joint range, the A-Joint Stretch is a component capable of supporting large work surfaces (up to 1500 millimetres across) for open plan offices. In doing so, it allows workplaces to be more domestic in both look and feel. The A-Joint is designed to work with a variety of materials to suit any environment.
2014 – Bucket Coffee Table by Coco Flip
Taking inspiration from Melbourne’s architects of the 1950s – primarily Roy Grounds and Peter McIntyre – the Bucket Coffee Table’s design takes the simple geometries of a triangle and rectangle as the point of departure from which to explore proportion and interplay of materials, concrete and brass, in a functionally aesthetic coffee table that celebrates each material’s raw aesthetic.
2013 – Hoodie by Koskela
This desktop acoustic privacy booth is a portable, versatile screening device that’s easily moved around the workplace or home. A discrete space is created for the user with acoustic separation from other activities in the vicinity. Made from plantation timber with low VOC and water-based glues and finishes, the booth is available in a range of upholstery fabrics and with options for lighting, power and data, shelving and storage.
2012 –Spun Lamp by Evie Group
Inspired by the classic spinning top toy, the Spun Lamp takes this form and revises it into a decorative lighting piece as either a standing or pendant lamp. With polished mirror finishes in silver and gold and a curvaceous form, the lamp works as a stand-alone piece or as part of a larger installation. The Spun Lamp doesn’t contain any visible screws or fasteners, further mimicking the smooth profile of the spinning top.
Entries for the 2017 IDEA Awards are open now – could your project be one of this year’s winners?
Enter IDEA 2017 and have your work considered among Australia’s leading and most innovative designers. Winners are awarded on stage as part of the IDEA Gala, as well as being promoted through the IDEA and ADR websites and social channels.
Standard entries are currently open for a $290 fee. Subsequent entries will attract a $190 fee. All entries will close on 4 May.