VIVID 2023 Finalists

Cheeky

Maryam Moghadam
Cheeky stools reconcile humour with functional design in pursuit of creating playful user experiences. The stools simultaneously promote a space of inclusivity and unity through their representation of various “skin colours” making up the collection. Cheeky features a removable, upholstered cushion and aluminium frame, enabling re-upholstering and re-powdercoating when required.

Steso

Gregoire Gamand
I designed “Steso” to create a pleasing and elegant dining chair showcasing the beauty of Blackwood whilst making it practical and comfortable for the back following the back spine’s curve.

Tingle Table

Mark Jones
Tingle Table is side table designed to express youthful naivety and joyfulness. The design framework creates a diversity of market ready opportunities through modulation and variation with multiple expressions in colour and form. Tingle Table is designed to be compactly packaged and simply assembled according to client specification.

Vallam seat

Melvin Josy
The Vallam series refers to the traditional boat-making technique from my native land Kerala, India. The “”kettu-Vallam”” or the sewn boats are made by stitching light timber using natural fibre such as coir. The Vallam series aims to recontextualise this dying craft to fit into the contemporary time.

Toka Stool by Civilisation

Brent Grayburn
The Toka stool was developed to explore Japanese jointing systems using CAD-CAM manufacturing techniques. The seat surface slides down through the graphic slot in the back of the chair to ‘lock’ the assembly together using simple gravity. Two screws hold the leg structure prior to the seat locking in.

Lignin

Kate Thaus & Nhi Nguyen
The original idea behind ‘Lignin’ was how to use wood unconventionally as a material. Instead of designing with predetermined, machined forms of wood, we wanted to exploit the inherent properties of wood. The challenge was how to accommodate the natural essence of what wood is, and to apply it practically.

Flat Stanley Bench

Sean Brickhill
Beauty can be found in the simplest of forms –
This piece composed of five rectangular planes is a testament to that. In a world full of distractions and noise this piece aims to provide a sense of calm, a place to sit and reflect.

Winslow Lounge chair

Patrick Adeney
The Winslow lounge chair is the latest addition to a growing collection of pieces by Patrick Adeney. A statement piece in its own right; ‘Winslow’ builds upon these key drivers developed in earlier pieces, serving to influence future designs, whilst remaining wholly connected to his preliminary body of work.

Resonate Side Table

Tanakorn Pongpaew
The initial concept was influenced by architectural details in fashion, namely the detail in contemporary female fashion and hourglass silhouettes from beautiful garments. This inspiration and research formed a mood board influencing the look and feel of the side table.

Keedo Counter Stool

Liam Starcevich
The Keedo stool serves as a mutation of a design DNA formerly established with a family of non-seating pieces. This lineage is defined by the inward-orientated legs and their blade-like form. It was also to serve as a production piece that is at once desirable and premium, yet highly buildable.

Twin Side Table

Sam Clements
The Twin Side Table is a collection designed to be personalised. The user is able to build their desired table by selecting the timber, stain & option for a recycled plastic top. The table is designed to be paired, with the individual table-tops overlapping to form a single furniture piece.

Temp Side Table

Louis McGowan
‘Temp’ is a flat-pack side table constructed using aluminium and high strength hook-and-loop fasteners.

It is clean, playful, and easy to put together: no tools or hardware are required for assembly.

Though delicate in appearance, all forces are transferred through the three-aluminium column-like structures, resulting in an incredibly rigid form.

Pan’s Shadow

Brandon Harrison
A dining chair designed for tactile engagement. The open seat allows for free movement and various sitting positions, while fire has been used to enhance texture and invite the user’s touch. The chair’s understructure provides a silent and elegant stance on the ground – much like a shadow.

Veiled Table

Annie Paxton
The ‘Veiled Table’ looks at the ‘performance’ of containment – containing objects, treasures, keepsakes – how we reveal or conceal the possessions in our private lives. Delicate mesh wraps the cabinet, performing as a curtain as it is lifted to permit entry into its belly.

Vestige Table

Annie Paxton
The Vestige pieces, exhibited in MDW2022, are an exploration of texture, form, and process. They ask: how can the process have a voice in the product? Through casting remnants of aluminium, the remnants of production become the core of production, and the process becomes exhibited as the product.

Bakar Sunning Chair

Torren Clifford
The ‘Bakar Sunning Chair’ entwines kangaroo leather and lightweight chromoly into a flexible sun chair, encouraging you to sink lower as the leather counters to your body.

Idle Daybed

Laura Butler
The idle daybed is a place to sit, contemplate and relax. Inspired by Japanese carpentry, the design was a pragmatic approach informed by both timber availability and utilising minimal components to establish structural integrity. Idle was achieved through an interlocking timber system negating the need for additional fixings.

Light Chair

Georgie Szymanski
Light chair investigates subtracting material without compromising strength and function. A lightweight chair, inspired by the vernacular form of traditional stick chairs and experimentation of Gio Ponti’s Superleggera chair. Strength and stability is created through triangulation of the router and hand formed dowel seat with birdsmouth and through tenon joinery.

Bare Chair

Chi Yusuf
The Bare Chair puts the remarkable grain structure of walnut on full display, with a heavy and robust structure that takes after the tree. The branch-like limbs are seamlessly fused together through traditional joinery techniques. The hand-shaped smooth curves echo shapes that were cultivated by designers nearly a century ago.

AL-15

Daniel Love
The AL-15 bedside-table seeks to enhance the sensory interaction between the user and an intimate piece of bedroom furniture. With undulated textures and forms, and the natural sound insulating properties of cork, it offers a haptic experience that is interactive and calming.

Trinity coffee table

Riva-Jean Lander
Trinity coffee table design is driven by simple, elegant and functional design principles. With a lightly grey-tinted and textured glass top, the refined joinery of the American black walnut base shows through.

Bloom

Joanne Odisho
Bloom. Lampshade comprised of eggshell and natural additives. Eggs embody the twin ideas of rebirth and rejuvenation in the life cycle. Bloom reflects this by utilising discarded material and giving it new life in the form of a biodegradable product.

The Wave

Christopher Delia
The Wave’s curved contours and undulating flow disrupts the linear expectations of a traditional pendant.
Made by hand on Wadawurrung country in Geelong, it’s playful profile and bold design is grounded and tempered by the smooth polished appearance of the timber and the soft warm glow emitted by the LED.

The Wiggle

Christopher Delia
Sister to The Wave pendant, The Wiggle’s playful profile and bold design is grounded by the choice of timber and the soft warm glow of the LED. It’s curved contours and shimmying flow disrupts the linear expectations of a traditional pendant. Made by hand on Wadawurrung country in Geelong,

SEVENTEASE

Yuro Cuchor
The product can be used as a table/floor lamp. It is made of sections which can be rotated changing colours combinations and positions. The height can also be changed by adding more sections.

Short Column, Double

Annie Paxton
The ‘Short Column, double’ diffuses light through a veiled mesh sheath. It has a fluidity and fragility; a rigid form meshed with the softness of light.

Sizyf

Geoz design
Sizyf was born as a symbolic reflecting on the mental health of people feeling caught in the Sisyphus myth. Like a ball pushed up the hill, the glass shade seems to barely cling to the aluminium conic shape, being in fact a friend looking over you bringing a comforting light.

Abacus Lamp

Torren Clifford
The Abacus Lamp relies on touch and feel to animate the inanimate. As the weights tilt the bias across the pivot point, the angle of light shifts.

The Woods Vase

Lyn Wallis
The Woods is a complex, functional, watertight vase, 3D printed with commercially compostable PLA bio-plastic. The spirit of ancient trees is captured in its rich, sculptural design. It can be printed in a range of colours, textures, and sizes – exploring a dark fairytale at the heart of the woods.

Screaming Chair

Martha Ackroyd Curtis
Chair sits into the landscape, on a sloping hill top as a sculptural rocky 3D print. Capable of multiples and differing sizes, sitting on landscape accompanied by soundscape. The render is recycled plastic. Mirroring environment with its ethical message and resources that created it.Peoples Choice Award Design Fringe 2022.

Melancholy Hanging Mirror 02

Nathan Martin
Fluidity in surface texture was achieved while experimenting with accessible materials and was accentuated after being cast in aluminium. The project then focused on applying a new-found technique to a range of objects, each with varying styles and some juxtaposed to polished surfaces.

Melancholy Vessel 02

Nathan Martin
Fluidity in surface texture was achieved while experimenting with accessible materials and was accentuated after being cast in aluminium. The project then focused on applying a new-found technique to a range of objects, each with varying styles and some juxtaposed to polished surfaces.

Tend

Laura Butler
Tend is a collection of ceramic slip-cast planters designed for both indoor and outdoor use. The footed form allows for adequate drainage and airflow, ideal for Sydney’s high-humidity environment. Tend is created with a two-part combination of recycled porcelain, a by-product of the casting process and terracotta.

Pavlova Bloom: Candle Holder

Daniel Phan
Pavlova Bloom is a collection that is inspired by piped meringue and spring tones.

Pavlova Bloom: Vase 2

Daniel Phan
Pavlova Bloom is a collection inspired by piped meringue and spring tones.

Pavlova Bloom: Vase 3

Daniel Phan
Pavlova Bloom is a collection inspired by piped meringue and spring tones.

Vestige Mirror

Annie Paxton
The Vestige pieces, exhibited in MDW2022, are an exploration of texture, form, and process. They ask: how can the process have a voice in the product? Through casting remnants of aluminium, the remnants of production become the core of production, and the process becomes exhibited as the product.

Duck Fantasia

Martha Ackroyd Curtis
This sculptural ‘paper weight’ has become an artist’s signature, featured in Linden New Art 2022-2023 and praise from the Gallery’s Artistic Director, featured in an Australia wide Award of Midsumma Festivals: Victoria’s Pride 2023, received press praise, and emits the title RISE: we float we do not sink!

bound.

Locki Humphrey
Developed for alt.material 2022, bound. utilises ready-made and recycled objects to construct a modern chair which maintains a raw connection to materiality. Constructed from exhaust pipes, rebar, Danish cord and cork, it’s held together entirely through tension and explores the concept of complete recyclability through disassembly into unaltered base components.

Bloomer Stool

Gaby Miegeville-Little
Bloomer Stool reveals new possibilities for cork – a timber with the potential to diversify Victoria’s timber supply in the face of ongoing forestry management crises. While cork is used primarily as a veneer in product design, Bloomer explores its use as a three dimensional medium able to be CNC-ed.

Elements Lamp Duo (Air)

Lyn Wallis
The Air Lamp Duo is the first exploration in a series of 3d printed lamps inspired by the four elements (air, earth, fire, water). Each duo is comprised of a full-size electric table lamp, and a mini USB-powered desk lamp. The ‘Air’ design joins base and shade seamlessly.

Choom Coffee Table

Cam Green
To create an object of intrigue, that works equally well in a commercial building foyer as it does in a residential home. The choom coffee table sets about doing this with its clean geometric forms and soft use of colour.

PAULINE chair

ZOSO
PAULINE is a minimalist modular chair designed conceptually with a balance of research and Ai data. Fostering emotional connection through conversation in relaxed comfort, its sustainable design features interchangeable and robust materials. Inspired by the organic beauty of the sunset, PAULINE invites individuality with multiple arrangement options.

Resonate Side Table

Tanakorn Pongpaew
The initial concept was influenced by architectural details in fashion, namely the detail in contemporary female fashion and hourglass silhouettes from beautiful garments. This inspiration and research formed a mood board influencing the look and feel of the side table.

Ballasture

Carl Broesen
To develop a locally made modular product to store garments and personal effects in the residential environment. The product must offer a range of functional elements to hold items such as, hats, bags, jackets, wallet, etc, which the user can easily arrange to suit their space.

Eclisse

Christopher Monger
Eclisse is a unique lighting fixture that is designed to showcase the beauty of a solar eclipse in a captivating and mesmerizing way. The idea of the closed form resembling the calming indirect luminescence of an eclipse, and the opened form representing the lively atmosphere that follows in a room.

Heidi

Liam Brankin
My aim was to create a product that acknowledges the prevailing minimalist trends among Australian architects. Recognizing that a coat hook is only necessary during certain seasons, I set out to design a discrete and decorative fixture that remains concealed until needed, thereby enhancing the aesthetics of entranceways and mudrooms.

Tobi Pendant

Rachel Pattel & Ash Reid
Our experimental lighting concept is inspired by the impermanence of life and nature. Using a unique agar agar based bio plastic, this lighting concept is designed to evoke a sense of transience and fragility, while still providing a functional and beautiful lighting solution.

Pavlova Bloom: Candle Holder

Daniel Phan
Pavlova Bloom is a collection that is inspired by piped meringue and spring tones.

Pavlova Bloom: Vase 1

Daniel Phan
Pavlova Bloom is a collection that is inspired by piped meringue and spring tones.

Pavlova Bloom: Vase 2

Daniel Phan
Pavlova Bloom is a collection that is inspired by piped meringue and spring tones.

Tend

Laura Butler
Tend is a collection of ceramic slip-cast planters designed for both indoor and outdoor use. The footed form allows for adequate drainage and airflow, ideal for Sydney’s high-humidity environment. Tend is created with a two-part combination of recycled porcelain, a by-product of the casting process and terracotta.

PAULINE chair

ZOSO
PAULINE is a minimalist modular chair designed with the aim of fostering emotional connection and conversation in relaxed comfort. The interchangeable and robust chair is innovative in design using sustainable materials. inspired by the organic beauty and natural forms of the sunset, PAULINE invites individually with multiple arrangement options.

Foliage

Joanne Odisho
Foliage. Eucalyptus sheds its outer layer of dead bark annually. This bark was collected and combined with natural additives to create a bio-composite material, forming the base and fixed lid of the multifunctional Foliage.

The Woods Vase

Lyn Wallis
The Woods is a complex, functional, watertight vase, 3D printed with commercially compostable PLA bio-plastic. The spirit of ancient trees is captured in its rich, sculptural design. It can be printed in a range of colours, textures, and sizes – exploring a dark fairytale at the heart of the woods.

Nothing to wear

Jordan Brown
A bold, colourful, fun alternative to industry pretension, homogenous contemporary styles, and problematic end-of-life practices. Like fashion, this stool intends to grow with the users’ changing aesthetic, create secondary markets, and encourage a DIY ethos. Designed for adaptability, creativity, individuality, and community.

Choom Coffee Table

Cam Green
To create an object of intrigue, that works equally well in a commercial building foyer as it does in a residential home. The choom coffee table sets about doing this with its clean geometric forms and soft use of colour.

SEVENTEASE

Yuro Cuchor
The product can be used as a table/floor lamp. It is made of sections which can be rotated changing colours combinations and positions. The height can also be changed by adding more sections.

The Trigonal Table

Lucy Nam
The Trigonal Table proposed will face the economy in power of perfect Shape, Sequence and Order. It is achieved through its stability and disassembly of the shape. Table will be suitable in the commercial industry due to its simple manufacture process.

Foliage

Joanne Odisho
Foliage. Eucalyptus sheds its outer layer of dead bark annually. This bark was collected and combined with natural additives to create a bio-composite material, forming the base and fixed lid of the multifunctional Foliage.

CHEN Table

Yu Zhang
Proposed a simple geometric form and material visual contracts furniture item. With primary function as a side table, and it also can turn it to a art sculpture. A minimal design aesthetics. Ease of assembly and disassembly, no screw. With multi choice of table top material.

Nothing to wear

Jordan Brown
A bold, colourful, fun alternative to industry pretension, homogenous contemporary styles, and problematic end-of-life practices. Like fashion, this stool intends to grow with the users’ changing aesthetic, create secondary markets, and encourage a DIY ethos. Designed for adaptability, creativity, individuality, and community.

Bloom

Joanne Odisho
Bloom. Lampshade comprised of eggshell and natural additives. Eggs embody the twin ideas of rebirth and rejuvenation in the life cycle. Bloom reflects this by utilising discarded material and giving it new life in the form of a biodegradable product.

Temp Side Table

Louis McGowan
‘Temp’ is a flat-pack side table constructed using aluminium and high strength hook-and-loop fasteners.

It is clean, playful, and easy to put together: no tools or hardware are required for assembly.

Though delicate in appearance, all forces are transferred through the three-aluminium column-like structures, resulting in an incredibly rigid form.