VIVID 2022 Finalists

Balancing concrete table

Andrea Singeorzan
The balancing concrete table is a sophisticated and delicately hand crafted uniquely designed one off piece designed and constructed as a contemporary prototype focused on emphasising and contrasting concrete and steel joinery details and finishes.

CC Chair 1 – Half Arm Chair

Kirby Bourke
A Brutalist object made by wrapping a solid cylindrical base with a hollow cylindrical back rest to create an abstracted form of a more traditional armchair. Made from brass sheet and finished with an antique patina, ensures that each piece has its own character and soul.

OKAPI-I

Chloe Henderson
Okapi-I is a side table of contrasting maple and carbonised ash timber. The design is intentionally simple to enhance the features and colour of the timber – its a playful and eye-catching geometric design. It features two levels of shelving, designed for coffee table books and other decorative pieces.

OKAPI-II

Chloe Henderson
“Okapi-II is a console table of contrasting maple, carbonised ash timbers and brass. It intends to be striking and elegant but fun and playful. The rounded double legs give contrast to the angular form of the rest of the piece and the contrasting stripes give a subtle optical illusion.”

CT 01

Anthony Campus
CT 01 is inspired by our design philosophy of simple forms and the practice of restraint to prevent over design. A plaster top is complimented by dark oak legs. The appearance of the textured top changes as you move around the table and it is lit from different angles.

U 01

Anthony Campus
U 01 has been created using traditional techniques mixed with modern 5-axis CNC technology. A combination of finishes encourages the viewer to interact with the piece. Ripples and irregularities in the polished top catch the light and enhance the handmade feel.

Sly Table

Andy Eden
The Sly Table is a simple, fun form which has been developed to defy physics. It is completely made from mild steel and can be powder coated to your liking . Sits comfortably with your lounge or as a statement side table.

Five Chair

Tanakorn Pongpaew
Luxuriously soft and fun, the perfect description for this lounge chair. Inspired by the tubular-shaped tentacles of the sea anemones, a creature of the deep ocean.

Haute Occational Nested Table

Tanakorn Pongpaew

Maximise usability while retaining a small footprint.

The wraparound forms the support structure and pronounced outer edge
is influenced by the color gradient of a maidenhair leaf.

Remnants Collection

Marlo Lyda
Normally, small or cracked pieces of stone are deemed a nuisance and discarded. In
Remnants Collection, these imperfections are collected and coaxed back into the limelight, forming coffee and side tables. The restored stones sit atop custom-made frames, while meticulously wrapped copper binds together Marlo’s assembly of undervalued materials.

Bent Wood Chair

Georgia Weitenberg
Bent Wood Chair is an ironic one-liner. A wry description of exactly what is perceived, and by allusion, everything the chair is not when a Thonet Bentwood is the measure…but what if we actually liked the alternative? Bent Wood Chair challenges taste conventions in its exploration of form and scale.

Bombora

Elliot Hall
Bombora is a lounge chair that replicates the motion of a breaking wave, giving the user a sense of being encapsulated within the waves curling lip. The organic form takes on the characteristics of water movement whilst sinking into a moulded seating shape. Hollow laminated construction with dual-sections clipped together.

Transparent table

Billie Civello
Made entirely from perspex, the Transparent table is a lightweight, timeless coffee table, suitable for everyday use.

The design explores how to create complexity within form by using only simple multi-planar bends.

The two step process of laser cutting and then bending lends itself to the minimalist yet elegant outcome.

Lava table

Bel Williams
Lava table is an exploration of aerated aluminium, created by injecting air and ceramic particles into molten recycled aluminium. With sponge, pumice and metal-like qualities it tethers on the edge of familiarity. Navigating these perceptions, Lava table applies a softness and warmth to the ambiguous substrate, reconstructing the imperfect.

Intestine stool

Tess Pirrie
The intestine stool was created by analysing the digestive system, Tess was inspired by the shape and role of Intestines, and how the movement through them ended up in a ‘stool’.

This piece was created out 3mm mild steel. Finished with clear coat.

Basalt Table 2

Dalton Stewart
Basalt Table questions the relationship between objects and the idea of cultural heritage. Old bluestone building foundations from construction waste have been repurposed with the addition of three steel planes, interlocking in cut slots. One metal plane acts as a reinforcement for the tabletop’s vertical planes.

Penny Chair

Katrina Ramm
Penny is a compact dining chair made for small spaces, with a curved back that sits flush against a 1m(DIA) table.

Penny’s design is based on play and nostalgia, with its simple forms and construction techniques being inspired by Meccano pieces.

Penny is made locally, using sustainably grown Australian timbers.

Buddy

Katrina Ramm
Buddy is a happy storage unit, designed to bring both functionality and positivity into the home, brightening up any space with its joyous grin.

Buddy is made locally, using sustainably grown Australian timbers and plant-based finishes.

Buddy has a playful and nostalgic child-like sensibility, without compromising on quality and longevity.

REO Lamp

Thomas Yeend
The ‘REO Lamp’ was inspired by an interest in architectural forms and materials, combined with an experimentation with mould-blown glass techniques.

Featuring a cast Jesmonite base and a series of mould-blown glass tubes, the REO Lamp emulates the exposed reinforcing rod (‘reo rod’) of a demolished concrete chunk.

Malachite Wall Lamps

Julian Leigh May
Malachite Wall Lamps, inspired by the monolithic mineral Malachite. Referencing colour and forms seen in sci-fi films the lamps globes ooze from the hammered aluminium shells, light catching and reflecting on the shell’s protrusions.

Lumen

Friday Studio
Lumen is a statement sconce to set the mood. Layered and radiant light bouncing off the living patinaed brass provides lighting with character

Elegant exterior yet complex architecture inside, it leaves no trace of wires whilst exposes negative spaces, bringing an airy atmosphere and suble warmth and to any setting

Manor Double Swing Pendant

Matthew Hurley
The Manor Double Swing Pendant allows for a kinetic interaction of light that in form plays to the malleability of steel. It’s plastic like powder coated touch talks to a moment of both stretch and tension of which are held in pause within the framework of the light.

The Dichot Lamp

Billie Civello
The Dichot lamp is a playful standing lamp come side-table that explores the interaction of materiality between steel and persex.

The design is heavily informed by Italian modernism of the 1960s, whilst also incorporating contemporary themes, shapes and multi-functionality.

The lamp is hand rolled, welded and assembled by Billie.

Mood Rings

Josee Vesely-Manning
“Mood Ring” is a hanging lighting installation which consists of 4 objects.An 800mm and 1.2 diameter aluminium rings with led lighting, a steel hoop and an acrylic diffuser.

Moon Age Light

Josee Vesely-Manning
“Moon Age Light”” is a freestanding light with neon, brass tube, concrete and ceramic.

Vessel

Caro Pattle
‘Vessel’ is a series of large handwoven amphorae, formed using coil-basketry techniques in a premium plush velvet. The amphorae playfully reference their antecedents from antiquities, with a materiality which honours a once utilitarian object at the expense of its function. The vessels are future artifacts, embodying today’s material culture.

Whippy Vase

Lyn Wallis
The Whippy is a functional watertight vase, 3D printed with eco-friendly, PLA bio-plastic. Designed using MOI3D, it can be printed in heights between 14-30cm, in a variety of colours and textures. The Whippy’s geometry maximises the impact of colour-morphing materials, which appear to change colour from different viewing angles.

Juicy Juicer Series

Alexandra Hirst
The Juicy series was designed after receiving an abundance of lemons last citrus season. It includes ‘Juicy Bowl’, a glass juicer, and a hand held variant, ‘Juicy Junior’. The solid element of each piece highlights the optical qualities of glass and provides a sturdy point of contact for juicing.

Flourish Hook

Tom Morton
The Flourish hook is a piece of practical wall art that works as a hanging device.
Hand made from mild steel, the vertical ribbon of hook loops is informed by floral organic shapes in conjunction with the natural bending properties of mild steel.
Dimensions: 20mm wide, 350mm long, 80mm deep

Myoko Tapware

Tyler Wade & Matthew Hurley
The Myoko Series is a tapware collection, which in form and function references the thoughtful approach to interactions we have been introduced to in small mountain villages of Japan. In the collection ornament is reduced and form is simplified, allowing for a simple and quiet interaction.

The Plate of Baulbek

Arian Berisa
The Plate of Baulbek is a sculptural furnishing piece which holds a stone or glass plate vertically balanced in a powder coated steel tube base.

Plant Light No1

Charles Skender
A light for your plants. Designed for your home.
We seek out light that enters through windows to keep our plants happy. Access to natural light in modern homes can sometimes be difficult. Utilising advanced horticultural lighting technology, PL1 is able to re-introduce nature without a single ray of sun.

Timber Shaving Vessels

Bolaji Teniola
‘Timber Shaving Vessels’ are an exercise in upcycling in producing objects that change the perceived value of timber offcuts. Inspired by the manufacturing techniques of the Akari lamps and the papier-mâché process, timber shavings are transformed into vessels using a homemade organic adhesive and found objects acting as moulds.

Flamingo

Hadden Daley
Flamingo floor lamp concept.

Low-voltage LED, steel frame, textured paint.

A balance of form and colours, Lightweight steel frame allows delicate slender forms, heavy counterweight maintains a perfect balance.

Bright gradient colours flow to soften rigid forms and playfully illuminate any space.

Pavilion Stool – Stool Pavilion

Hae Yun Jung
Change begins with an individual, but transformation happens with a community. Designed with sustainability at the forefront, the Pavilion Stool can be re-used, re-distributed and transformed from a singular piece of furniture to a larger system – the Stool Pavilion.

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Besser + Besser

Gaby Miegeville-Little
Inspired by the extraneous leftovers of building sites, Besser + Besser are a pair of perches for plants and miscellanea. Masonry blocks are typically overlooked for their singular beauty: by combining recycled, powder-coated aluminium sheets and the ubiquitous breezeblock, the Bessers prove that these concrete leftovers can be delicious.

Fragment

Emanuel Sammartano
Old original fragments, discarded, abandoned pieces of chairs, tables, frames, broken and forgotten, with no hope, which with one hand I bring back to life and to which with the other I grant a new future.
I re-synthesize original shapes, and then I frame it into a new visionary suit.

Bent Wood Chair

Georgia Weitenberg
Bent Wood Chair is an ironic one-liner. A wry description of exactly what is perceived, and by allusion, everything the chair is not when a Thonet Bentwood is the measure…but what if we actually liked the alternative? Bent Wood Chair challenges taste conventions in its exploration of form and scale.

Chair with a Pearl Earring

Georgia Weitenberg
Inspired by my Dutch heritage, ‘Chair with a Pearl Earring’ makes a case for the examined life and asks us to consider the value we place in things. This chair is made from an Oregon beam my father kept from the renovation of our family home some 30 years ago.

The Bareback Stool

Billie Civello
The Bareback stool explores raw texture and sensation while highlighting the tenets of unrefined and primitive forms. An object that invites and welcomes playful touch.

The stool is hand cast from recycled aluminium.

Melt Console

Kathleen Prentice
Inspired by movement, Melt Console encapsulates the need for playful, functional design in the home. The minimal profile and curved details give the form a sense of lightness, while adding a pop of colour to any space in the house. It is available in a range of colours and sizes.

CC Chair 1 – Half Arm Chair

Kirby Bourke
A Brutalist object made by wrapping a solid cylindrical base with a hollow cylindrical back rest to create an abstracted form of a more traditional armchair. Made from brass sheet and finished with an antique patina, ensures that each piece has its own character and soul.

REO Lamp

Thomas Yeend
The ‘REO Lamp’ was inspired by an interest in architectural forms and materials, combined with an experimentation with mould-blown glass techniques.

Featuring a cast Jesmonite base and a series of mould-blown glass tubes, the REO Lamp emulates the exposed reinforcing rod (‘reo rod’) of a demolished concrete chunk.

Malachite Wall Lamps

Julian Leigh May
Malachite Wall Lamps, inspired by the monolithic mineral Malachite. Referencing colour and forms seen in sci-fi films the lamps globes ooze from the hammered aluminium shells, light catching and reflecting on the shell’s protrusions.

Vessels

Caro Pattle
‘Vessel’ is a series of large handwoven amphorae, formed using coil-basketry techniques in a premium plush velvet. The amphorae playfully reference their antecedents from antiquities, with a materiality which honours a once utilitarian object at the expense of its function. The vessels are future artifacts, embodying today’s material culture.

Flamingo

Hadden Daley
Flamingo floor lamp concept.

Low-voltage LED, steel frame, textured paint.

A balance of form and colours, Lightweight steel frame allows delicate slender forms, heavy counterweight maintains a perfect balance.

Bright gradient colours flow to soften rigid forms and playfully illuminate any space.

Whippy Vase (summer story)

Lyn Wallis
The Whippy is a functional watertight vase, 3D printed with eco-friendly PLA. This colour story speaks to the pleasures of summer: the deep ocean; a glassy wave; warm sand; a rare shell; delicious ice-cream. Whippy’s versatile geometry also maximises the impact of materials which colour-morph when viewed from different angles.

Melt Console

Kathleen Prentice
Inspired by movement, Melt Console encapsulates the need for playful, functional design in the home. The minimal profile and curved details give the form a sense of lightness, while adding a pop of colour to any space in the house. It is available in a range of colours and sizes.

Rammed Stand

Lyndsay O’Neill
The Rammed Stand is fabricated from rammed earth and powder coated steel. It functions as a coat/hat stand, however, its ambiguous design encourages individuals to explore the use of a traditionally mundane furnishing. The layers of rammed earth emulate Australia’s dusty red landscapes, creating a strong connection to place.

Remnants Collection

Marlo Lyda
Normally, small or cracked pieces of stone are deemed a nuisance and discarded. In
Remnants Collection, these imperfections are collected and coaxed back into the limelight, forming coffee and side tables. The restored stones sit atop custom-made frames, while meticulously wrapped copper binds together Marlo’s assembly of undervalued materials.

Fragment

Emanuel Sammartano
Old original fragments, discarded, abandoned pieces of chairs, tables, frames, broken and forgotten, with no hope, which with one hand I bring back to life and to which with the other I grant a new future.
I re-synthesize original shapes, and then I frame it into a new visionary suit.

The ‘Rumour Bench’

Maya Schwalb
I have designed a telephone hallway bench as a call to action to reduce the amount of time spent on the phone. The bench restricts telephone handling to one area, encouraging reflection on phone usage behaviours and allowing for more face-to-face interactions.

Pavilion Stool – Stool Pavilion

Hae Yun Jung
Change begins with an individual, but transformation happens with a community. Designed with sustainability at the forefront, the Pavilion Stool can be re-used, re-distributed and transformed from a singular piece of furniture to a larger system – the Stool Pavilion.

Rhobie Chest of Drawers

Liam Starcevich
This piece served as an exercise in surfacing and was an attempt to produce a contemporary interpretation of the classic bombé chest. Made from Tasmanian blackwood, curves abound, affording the piece a planted yet softened stance. Its construction incorporated CNC machining, hand-cut joinery and a plethora of shaping techniques.

Ram steel

Daniella El-Fahkri
This piece celebrates 2 juxtaposing materials that fit comfortably fit within each other. The exposed scratches and welding ignite its honesty and rawness.

Rammed Stand

Lyndsay O’Neill
The Rammed Stand is fabricated from rammed earth and powder coated steel. It functions as a coat/hat stand, however, its ambiguous design encourages individuals to explore the use of a traditionally mundane furnishing. The layers of rammed earth emulate Australia’s dusty red landscapes, creating a strong connection to place.

Fleur stool

Billie Civello
The Fleur stool is a whimsical design that explores contemporary motifs.

Three hand rolled steel legs bloom into a five petaled upholstered seat, each component hand made and finished on Kulin nations by Billie Civello.

The stool consists of Chrome plated steel, Plywood, Recycled foam and recycled upholstery.