VIVID Finalists

FLOAT

Dean Norton
FLOAT collection explores transparent form with a subtle overlay of texture, transforming simple tables into light shape-shifting pieces. Made entirely of glass FLOAT’s seamless form changes depending on it’s viewing angle, thanks to material opacity, textured layering, and a dynamic mix of fused straight lines and curved edges.

Flyde Lounge Chair

MARK JONES
Veneered American black walnut is steam bent into a simple, low-lying frame. The floating backrest sits detached from the seat to create an expansive sense of flow.

Sculpted Cabinet in Tasmanian Blackwood

Nick Pedulla
A functional piece of art. When closed, the natural curves of the doors and drawers meet seamlessly with the straight hard edges of the outer shell, providing a unique element to an otherwise ‘standard’ piece of furniture. When open, there is plenty of storage space for many requirements.

Blind Stool

Tom Morton
The Blind Stool is a steel piece designed for both commercial and residential settings. Inspired by the wrought iron of Australian suburbs. The loops and scrolls flowing in synchronized directions reference the architectural decorative element. Ideal use as a small table or stool.

Connection = Community

Dean Norton
Connection = Community is a collaborative documentary and sculptural piece developed with San Francisco-based, Australian Artist Sarah Hotchin. A storytelling piece of shared experiences, connections, and creativity in isolation during a time of uncertainty, realised through various design mediums from graphic implementation, film, material exploration, and collective fabrication techniques.

Pivot

Cameron Ferstl
This workstation has been designed for maximum efficiency and versatility within smaller living spaces. It allows the user to be surrounded by their work then pivot back against a wall so the space can be utilized. Designed for mass-manufacturing at low cost it’s made of anti-fingerprint laminate and sheet goods.

Pinta Stool

Samuel Burns
The objective of the design was to integrate numerous curved forms throughout the design which complement each other, thus defining a harmonious and elegant form.

The Pinta Stool demonstrates a variety of complex joinery techniques which aims to blend each element into the next.

Arc Bench

Samuel Burns
The basis of this project was to incite interaction through both tactile and social engagement. Arc Bench has integrated a sense of dynamism through the shifting forms. A dialogue is defined between the forms, encouraging physical interactions the design adapts and changes to various social contexts and environments.

Evelyn

Stuart Davidson
Pinoak and Blackwood rocking chair. This piece was made using traditional handtools and built the traditional way. The crest was made from green timber that is sourced from a log to achieve a dramatic bend creating the back of the chair. Contemporary take on a traditional chair.

Johnnie Table

Lucie McCann
A slip cast stoneware base with a unique glaze supporting a solid walnut top – 69 x 69 x 42cm. This table challenges the conventional notions of ceramic function and material combinations. It is furniture that emphasises the satisfyingly tactile as well as the purely visual.

Underpass x Overpass

Francesca Sykes
Inspired by urban bridges and river walkways, this coffee table set of two freestanding tables is made with bronzed, tempered glass and mirror paired with solid wood block structures. The wood is ebonized using the shou sugi ban technique of repeated burns and washes to amplify the natural wood grain.

WWW.Ocassionaltable

Charles Carter
Model WWW is an occasional table constructed with beech, walnut, ply and cork. The repetition of line and pattern is intended to be a direct integration/ rejection of the use of technology. Sustainability and material considerations lead the way for this build. Construction was done by hand in small scale.

Twenty Chair

Vivien Clarke
Arm chair made from recycled timber.

Bell Bottom Stool

Kathleen Prentice
The Bell-bottom Stool, inspired by the iconic 70’s flare is available in a of range colours and stacks eight high.

The practical handle doubles as a water drainage point and allows the stools to be securely locked together. Belongings are safely stored inside the seat, perfect for bustling spaces.

Giorgetto

Roz de Waal
Modern, bold and spirited: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

A bold bench-seat with style and storage. Aluminium arches, support luxuriously upholstered seating. A Marblo by Markian shelf glides up through the arches providing ample storage space.

Achille

Roz de Waal
Sleek, bold and unexpected: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

Achille is two tables in one. Change the way you use Achille by lifting the Marblo by Markian tabletop and inserting it into either curve at the chosen height.

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Daylight

Dean Norton
Daylight is a sculptural, frosted glass therapy lamp with a floating (6500k) full spectrum globe that mimics the same natural light of the sun. Bringing the outside into our homes during the lockdown period, this piece was designed to lift our well-being, and boost our creative energy during this time.

Onu Floor Light

Samuel Burns
Onu Floor light aims to bring a sense of the natural world into interior spaces through form and symbolism, a glimmer of light between the trees.

The intention of the light was to not dominate a space, but softly invite intrigue and interest from the occupants.

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Onu Pendant

Samuel Burns
Developed in conjunction with the Onu Floor Light, both of which can be completely disassembled, allowing for the LED’s to be replaced if they become faulty or expire.

The light projects a warm light downwardly and has the potential to be situated in numerous interior contexts.

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RETE

Yuro Cuchor
Wall Light/ Stoneware, Porcelain, Acrylic, Brass & 12v LED Light, Diameter-25cm

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STARDUST LAMP

marta Figueiredo
Light diffused through thin particles of resin waste, bringing life and dimension to the new resin that encapsulates it. Recycled resin waste is mixed in through pouring stages creating deposit lines on the surface. At the core of this luminary runs a red aluminium spine, two rings, and a cord.

A-SinE

Matthew Hurley
My take on the classic ‘A frame’ sign. Who’s curves follow the same interactions as that of a sine graph, through a continuous undulation, explored in its most simple form. Powder coated Steel CHS frame // Powder coated aluminium hanging sign (Perspex variation also pictured) // Leather tabs// Stainless fixings.

ELDUR Outdoor Wood Heater

Airlie Lang
ELDUR, a sculptural centrepiece. A wood heater radiating warmth and elegance, creating a focal point for communal gatherings. ELDUR is environmentally conscious, ultimately designed for durability and efficiency. Each premium product is entirely made from recyclable Australian steel and hand welded by local crafts people with precision and care.

Bloom Collection: Queen Nandi

Sandra Githinji
Bloom is a sculptural vase collection that preserves historical memory and pays tribute to phenomenal African female figures. The debut piece is of the historical “Queen Nandi” from South Africa. The vase has an overall dimension of 250mm x 250mm x 250mm and is to be cast in a polyresin.

On Hold — Wall Hook

Zachary Hanna
On Hold is designed for use with adhesive tape, allowing it to be attached with no damage to the wall. The form of the hook is a sweeping steel sheet, creating a delicate shadow and casting light onto the timber insert (which conceals the adhesive tab or screws).

CUT

Yuro Cuchor
Cup/Stoneware

Merge Candle Holders

Samuel Burns
These designs were derived from the idea of unity between two objects, a discourse is revealed as they are engaged with and repositioned.

As the two objects converge in various ways, they can accommodate for multiple candles and a variety of arrangements depending on the desires of the user.

Alien Vase

Lyn Wallis
The Alien is a functional watertight vase, 3D printed with eco-friendly, degradable PLA bio-plastic (derived from corn starch). It was designed using CAD program MOI3D in August 2020. The design maximises the light reflecting properties of silver silk-effect PLA, and is printed on demand at heights between 14 and 30cm.

Rubbish Blocks

Dylan Morgan
Rubbish Blocks is a toy made from recycled plastic. Waste HDPE plastic is melted and then extruded into an extremely durable set of tactile building blocks, doubling as a cube puzzle. The enticing new material and the versatility of the process shows how we can challenge the prevailing consumption climate.

Optic Candelabra

Isaac Pelchen
Optic Candelabra is an exploratory piece that captures the phenomena of refraction in physical form. As light passes through the convex and concave layers it is diverted, refracting the light and creating an optic like effect. The vibrant pigments symbolize the spectrum of colour visible during refection.

‘Bowl’

Jo White
‘Bowl’ is a slipcast, stoneware, foodsafe, 30cm diameter multipurpose bowl. Fun and functional; fantastic for fruit. Inspired by the nominalisation of the words ‘to bowl’. Looks great on the bench or table (keep it out of the gutter). Large size ‘Strike’ and smaller size ‘Spare’.

Geo

Colin Whitehead
Geo, is art within the mirror, the geometric pattern is designed so that the mirror can be hung in any four positions, with its bright colour palette, it creates movement and depth, creating allusion to the eye forming art on the wall.

Coffee Ritual 21

Mechelle Shooter
COFFEE RITUAL 21 Seeks to explore the connection between wellbeing and the objects we use in our daily lives. It is through the art of coffee making and the use of designed objects that routine in this case can become ritual to bring about a sense of wellbeing and joy.

Shimmer Room Divider

Bolaji Teniola
The Shimmer Room Divider, designed for the commercial office space and home office, offers a rethink on sharing communal indoor areas, considering the world’s current climate. Shimmer provides a high level of privacy while maintaining connectedness via the transparency of the dichroic film and textural opaqueness of the Tyvek material.

The Glitch

Na Lin
The Glitch is a decorative vase piece exploring the inevitable integration of digital technology within our everyday lives. The design is composed of various sizes, protruding pixels defining the transition between the prismatic opening of the vase to the rounded bottom.

Poly Chair

Julia Quirk
Poly Chair’s design explores the reuse of excess stock fabric from upholstery processes. A double-curved shell is constructed through melting, forming, and layering rolled polyester fabric. floating lightly above a frame, the soft nature of polyester textile contrasts with the hard, structural interior, displaying the narrative of the chair’s composition.

Dyadic Float

Sarah Tracton
Dyadic Float is a handcrafted porcelain light that is a fusion of traditional ceramic techniques, fine art and cordless design technology. As a back-to-back porcelain sheet light, it incorporates the Kintsugi golden joinery technique, a process of repair, recycle and reuse which combats the environmental impacts of wastage.

DOCK Seating Bench & Side Table

Manuel Canestrini
DOCK is an archetypal monolithic bench with a matching side table consisting of tubular extrusions penetrating each other. The horizontal cut in half extrusion creates a flat surface while the bench’s upholstered top completes the tubular form. Bench and side table can be connected side by side or stand alone.

Arne

Roz de Waal
Bold, contemporary and surprising: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

A chair that saves space. With an underseat hutch, do away with the table shuffle to find a spot for your belongings. The powder-coated aluminium frame supports the Marblo by Markian hutch, topped with commercial grade upholstery.

Working Prototype.

Charles

Roz de Waal
Sophisticated, understated and playful: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

Stylish and comfortable, scalloped aluminium cradles the back rest, scalloped luxury upholstery covers the seat, another subtle nod to scallop in the delicate semi-circle visible where chair legs meet the frame.

Vessels – Donatella

Roz de Waal
Sculptural, textural and striking: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

Donnatella is bold curves on an audacious scale. The curve of the Range Vieira motif in full bloom, the Donnatella vessel is beguiling and joyful.

A-SinE

Matthew Hurley
My take on the classic ‘A frame’ sign. Who’s curves follow the same interactions as that of a sine graph, through a continuous undulation, explored in its most simple form. Powder coated Steel CHS frame // Powder coated aluminium hanging sign (Perspex variation also pictured) // Leather tabs// Stainless fixings.

Shimmer Room Divider

Bolaji Teniola
The Shimmer Room Divider, designed for the commercial office space and home office, offers a rethink on sharing communal indoor areas, considering the world’s current climate. Shimmer provides a high level of privacy while maintaining connectedness via the transparency of the dichroic film and textural opaqueness of the Tyvek material.

Daylight

Dean Norton
Daylight is a sculptural, frosted glass therapy lamp with a floating (6500k) full spectrum globe that mimics the same natural light of the sun. Bringing the outside into our homes during the lockdown period, this piece was designed to lift our well-being, and boost our creative energy during this time.

Connection = Community

Dean Norton
Connection = Community is a collaborative documentary and sculptural piece developed with San Francisco-based, Australian Artist Sarah Hotchin. A storytelling piece of shared experiences, connections, and creativity in isolation during a time of uncertainty, realised through various design mediums from graphic implementation, film, material exploration, and collective fabrication techniques.

CUT

Yuro Cuchor
Cup/Stoneware

Pivot

Cameron Ferstl
This workstation has been designed for maximum efficiency and versatility within smaller living spaces. It allows the user to be surrounded by their work then pivot back against a wall so the space can be utilized. Designed for mass-manufacturing at low cost it’s made of anti-fingerprint laminate and sheet goods.

The Glitch

Na Lin
The Glitch is a decorative vase piece exploring the inevitable integration of digital technology within our everyday lives. The design is composed of various sizes, protruding pixels defining the transition between the prismatic opening of the vase to the rounded bottom.

Underpass x Overpass

Francesca Sykes
Inspired by urban bridges and river walkways, this coffee table set of two freestanding tables is made with bronzed, tempered glass and mirror paired with solid wood block structures. The wood is ebonized using the shou sugi ban technique of repeated burns and washes to amplify the natural wood grain.

Blind Stool

Tom Morton
The Blind Stool is a steel piece designed for both commercial and residential settings. Inspired by the wrought iron of Australian suburbs. The loops and scrolls flowing in synchronized directions reference the architectural decorative element. Ideal use as a small table or stool.

STARDUST LAMP

marta Figueiredo
Light diffused through thin particles of resin waste, bringing life and dimension to the new resin that encapsulates it. Recycled resin waste is mixed in through pouring stages creating deposit lines on the surface. At the core of this luminary runs a red aluminium spine, two rings, and a cord.

Rubbish Blocks

Dylan Morgan
Rubbish Blocks is a toy made from recycled plastic. Waste HDPE plastic is melted and then extruded into an extremely durable set of tactile building blocks, doubling as a cube puzzle. The enticing new material and the versatility of the process shows how we can challenge the prevailing consumption climate.

Bell Bottom Stool

Kathleen Prentice
The Bell-bottom Stool, inspired by the iconic 70’s flare is available in a of range colours and stacks eight high.

The practical handle doubles as a water drainage point and allows the stools to be securely locked together. Belongings are safely stored inside the seat, perfect for bustling spaces.

Optic Candelabra

Isaac Pelchen
Optic Candelabra is an exploratory piece that captures the phenomena of refraction in physical form. As light passes through the convex and concave layers it is diverted, refracting the light and creating an optic like effect. The vibrant pigments symbolize the spectrum of colour visible during refection.

Dyadic Float

Sarah Tracton
Dyadic Float is a handcrafted porcelain light that is a fusion of traditional ceramic techniques, fine art and cordless design technology. As a back-to-back porcelain sheet light, it incorporates the Kintsugi golden joinery technique, a process of repair, recycle and reuse which combats the environmental impacts of wastage.

Geo

Colin Whitehead
Geo, is art within the mirror, the geometric pattern is designed so that the mirror can be hung in any four positions, with its bright colour palette, it creates movement and depth, creating allusion to the eye forming art on the wall.

DOCK Seating Bench & Side Table

Manuel Canestrini
DOCK is an archetypal monolithic bench with a matching side table consisting of tubular extrusions penetrating each other. The horizontal cut in half extrusion creates a flat surface while the bench’s upholstered top completes the tubular form. Bench and side table can be connected side by side or stand alone.

Arne

Roz de Waal
Bold, contemporary and surprising: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

A chair that saves space. With an underseat hutch, do away with the table shuffle to find a spot for your belongings. The powder-coated aluminium frame supports the Marblo by Markian hutch, topped with commercial grade upholstery.

Working Prototype.

Charles

Roz de Waal
Sophisticated, understated and playful: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

Stylish and comfortable, scalloped aluminium cradles the back rest, scalloped luxury upholstery covers the seat, another subtle nod to scallop in the delicate semi-circle visible where chair legs meet the frame.

Giorgetto

Roz de Waal
Modern, bold and spirited: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

A bold bench-seat with style and storage. Aluminium arches, support luxuriously upholstered seating. A Marblo by Markian shelf glides up through the arches providing ample storage space.

Achille

Roz de Waal
Sleek, bold and unexpected: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

Achille is two tables in one. Change the way you use Achille by lifting the Marblo by Markian tabletop and inserting it into either curve at the chosen height.