2013 Sydney Design Awards - Deadlines

1 May - Entries open
22 July - Rush Entries
1 August - Entries CLOSE
19 August - Judging
27 August - Finalists announced
23 September - Voting closes
23 October - Awards Night
2013 Sydney Design Awards

Shortlisted Awards Entries

Sydney Opera House - Stage Management Desk - Sydney Opera House /

Product Design - Business and Technology

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“Sydney Opera House is not only one of the busiest and most famous performing venues on earth, it is also home to technical and project management teams entrusted with designing the next generation of the buildings systems. Responding to a brief to create a truly world leading design for it aging Stage Management System that controls all FOH and BOH communications, video and audio, Charlwood and the Sydney Opera House team conceived a truly beautiful design solution when tasked with replacing the six stage management desks as part of the largest technical upgrade project since the Sydney Opera House opened in 1973.” David Claringbold – Director, Theatre & Events – Sydney Opera House.

 

Balmain House - Private home (Baldwin/Ryan Residence) / Arent&Pyke Pty Ltd

Interior Decoration

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This project commenced in Arent&Pyke's first year of operation, unfolding over four years and involving finely resolved details which were slowly and meticulously layered over time - much like our business. Set amongst the trees in urban Balmain, this century-old workers cottage, just a stones throw from the harbour, was a delight. Taking our cues from the large and growing art collection the scheme is warm and livable, and spaces were planned according to their specific activities and enhanced with highly detailed joinery.

 

Stage CL - Jands / Jands/4design

Product Design - Lighting

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If you’re running a small lighting rig in a venue, as a rental, or in a retail space, you’ve probably upgraded to LED lights. Why? Because modern LEDs can produce any colour without the need for filters, so you can produce fantastic combinations of colours with just a few lights.
Sounds great, but you’ve probably noticed that when it comes to choosing a control console most of the ones available either aren’t designed to control colour and intensity or are way more complicated and expensive than required.

Enter the Stage CL, world first, small form factor, sophisticated and cost effective LED control.

 

HypoMon® Hypoglycaemia Monitor - AImedics / Design + Industry

Product Design - Medical and Scientific

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The HypoMon is the world's first non-invasive alarm system that identifies sleep-time hypoglycaemia (hypos) in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. When monitoring and alerting to hypoglycaemia during sleep, the HypoMon is more accurate, comfortable and affordable than any other system on the market. HypoMon assures a safer, more comfortable night's sleep for all.

 

Armarac Modular - Thureon / 4design

Product Design - Business and Technology

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Armarac Modula systems are unique environmentally controlled, wall-mounted enclosures for 19-inch rackmount computer, networking, and communications equipment.
Armarac enclosures are the ideal way to protect critical equipment wherever space is limited – even in harsh or unsecured environments

 

The Sound Alliance Office Fit Out - The Sound Alliance / environa studio

Architecture - Commercial - Constructed

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A mid century club lounge on a small 21st century budget was the client brief and the conceptual starting point: lots of unfinished wood surfaces, dignified furnishings and splashes of flamboyant colour. With minimum modifications to the building infrastructure, a dynamic resolution was achieved to the delight of the client. Designed in 6 weeks and constructed in 8 this project was achieved through innovation and the assistance of a determined builder.

The result was a provocative mix of grown up sophistication and youthful playfulness.

 

EYE “The Annual” - Eye Corp Media / Frost* Design

Graphic Design - Publication

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Frost had the opportunity to create a pivotal piece of brand communication to launch International Out-of-home media company, Eye. Our remit was to reach and captivate customers and key influencers.

 

Storytime With Dad - The Walt Disney Company (Australia) Pty Ltd

Motion

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Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. Our programming blends Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and beloved characters with leaning components, emphasizing social and emotional development, while also including more traditional learning such as early math and language skills.

 

Place-making, signage and environmental graphics for Rio Tinto, Brisbane Regional Centre - Paragon Project Management / Frost* Design

Graphic Design - Environmental

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Frost was briefed to deliver branding and environmental graphics for Rio Tinto’s Brisbane Regional Centre. The core idea was to bring the many diverse business units together as one, encouraging collaboration between staff.

 

Ludlites Posters - Hoyne Design

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

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Posters to promote themed exhibitions by the Ludlites, a collective of lo-fi photographers who shoot exclusively using plastic cameras and film.

 

Foxtel Brand Identity - Foxtel / Principals

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

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With a merger with Austar on the horizon, it was time to refocus and refresh the FOXTEL Brand from the inside out, to put customers and their entertainment experience more firmly at the centre of everything, to more powerfully stand for a differentiated content plus technology offering, and to reinvigorate colleagues across the business behind a powerful, common purpose.

 

Crown Lager packaging refresh - Foster's Australia / Davidson Branding

Graphic Design - Three Dimensional

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Davidson undertook a refresh of the iconic Crown Lager brand to both contemporise and reinvigorate the brand, and restore its status as a dominant player in the premium beer landscape.

 

Secrets Magazine Advertising - Secrets Shhh / Davidson Branding

Advertising

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This magazine brand campaign for Secrets Shhh was developed to re-position the brand in consumers' minds and achieve cut through in a category typified by glamorous models.

Elegant, beautiful and feminine, flowers reflect the character of Secrets jewellery and make an emotional connection with our target audience.

Our advertising created a unique and ownable look for Secrets that is stunning in its simplicity.

 

Regal Rogue Vermouth - Bureau Six / Squad Ink

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

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Regal Rogue is the first native Australian aromatic vermouth in the market – and a damn fine drop!

Squad Ink was brought into the mix to create the brand identity, packaging and launch material for this innovative small batch vermouth.

Vermouth is mostly a European tradition. Regal Rogue turns this upside down with a daring blend of native aromatics to flavour fortified Hunter Valley Semillon with bush lemons, finger limes, vanilla and thyme: a new world vermouth that is thoroughly Australian.

The Regal Rogue brand has received an amazing response, rejuvenating a dusty alcohol category with a fresh and innovative approach. From the beautifully illustrated bottle to the cleverly crafted launch material, the brand takes shape around a charismatic knight and his devoted owl companion. We’ve created a new and exciting story with a classic tone to introduce an innovative product to the Australian market.

 

Darling Quarter Illuminated facade - Lend Lease Development / Lend Lease

Lighting Design

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A dazzling array of light and movement named “Luminous”, is spread across a 2400sqm building facade, across two buildings, the building is home to the Commonwealth Bank at Darling Quarter. The animated faced is the world’s largest permanent interactive light display, the gentle yet striking installation will be renowned for its changeable canvas allowing artists and the community to meld technology and light.

The benefits of an interactive digital facade includes improved social engagement with the public, enhanced retail place-making and marketing opportunities.

 

Red Lantern Information Kiosk, Chinatown - City of Sydney / Frost* Design/Lacoste + Stevenson Architects

Urban Design

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Conversion of the seating pagoda in Dixon Street to an information kiosk to service Chinatown called for a sympathetic and contextual design. The design approach is to treat the new enclosure as a patterned red lantern by day which is illuminated by night.
The Pagoda roof and lantern sit on a plinth that resolves the steeply sloping Goulburn Street footpath. The lantern is inserted inside the existing pagoda structure and is clearly understood as a new volume. It consists of 2 semi-circular halves that are clad with patterned, curved glass; the pattern was created by paper-cut artist Pamela Mei-Leng See with cultural reference to the Chinese community including flowers, fish and birds. The sliding semi-circle of glass screens open to reveal a hot red interior that houses a wall of shelving for brochures, pamphlets and tourist information. The lantern sits to the side of pedestrianised Dixon Street and is experienced in the round. The internal program for the information kiosk is to provide a comfortable space that functions well as a place from which to distribute tourist information.

 

Bourke Street Cycleway - City of Sydney / City of Sydney with Pod (Group GSA) + GTA Consultants

Landscape Architecture

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The City of Sydney is committed to delivering innovative urban design projects that improve the quality of the public domain for residents, workers and visitors.

Sustainable Sydney 2030 is the City's plan to guide the development of Sydney. The Strategy responds to the community's desire for a more vibrant, cultural, lively and connected city, where the economy thrives, art and culture are encouraged and people feel connected to the local community.

A key objective is to make Sydney a cycling city with an ambitious target of 10% of all city trips being made by bicycle by 2021. To achieve this, social research showed a critical entry barrier to cycling was safe separation from traffic.

The Bourke Street cycleway forms part of an important seven-kilometre cycling corridor from the Green Square urban renewal precinct in the south to Sydney Harbour in the north. For most of its length the route is a bi-directional cycleway and separated from parking and traffic.

The facility is attracting new people to bike riding and through careful consideration of Bourke Street’s built and landscape heritage, the facility also provides a new appreciation of one of the great streets in Sydney’s inner east.

 

Darling Quarter - Lend Lease / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Urban Design

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Darling Quarter is a true integration of urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture toward the creation of a public place within the City. Darling Quarter is where the western edge of the City and the Park meet and is celebrated in a series of defined public spaces, including a pedestrian boulevard, parklands, gateway, children’s playground, and activated edges lined with cafes and restaurants.

Commonwealth Bank Place is a very different type of office building in a very special location. It is an architecture of human scale, natural materials and warmth of character. The long gently curving facade defines and enhances the public realm with a warmth and transparency unusual in any commercial building.

The different scales of the east and west wings of the project respond to and reflect the varying scale of the park and city, united and resolved through the curved roof that draws natural light to the interior. These long forms of timber and glass, capped by the gentle curves and the scalloped apertures of the roof, create a background to the parkland and a foreground to the rising city beyond, uniting the two in a new public place, Darling Quarter.

 

Sydney Domestic T2 Retail Precinct - Airport Retail Enterprises / Noxon Giffen

Interior Design - Retail

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The project establishes a new interrelated bar and cafe precinct consisting of three premium outlets. The new area is delineated by a flowing wall of natural timber battens thereby linking the three tenancies in a 'precinct'.

The brief required each tenancy to have its own discernible identity; the challenge was to avoid a basic compartmentalisation but to create an interconnected zone that still respected the need for difference.

 

MARTIAN EMBASSY - SYDNEY STORY FACTORY / LAVA - LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE

Interior Design - Public or Institutional

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The design for a creative writing centre for young people in inner city Sydney references Moby Dick, a space rocket and time tunnel. The immersive space of oscillating plywood ribs is brought to life by red planet light and sound projections to provoke fun and unleash creativity.

Moby Dick, H. G. Wells' Time Machine and 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick - the stuff great stories are made of. And the inspiration for the design for the Sydney Story Factory.

 

Private Residence, Palm Beach - Private Residence / Pike Withers Interior Architecture

Interior Design - Residential

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This two storey, 4 bedroom beach house rests on the hilltop overlooking Sydney's iconic Palm Beach. The house had previously been refurbished but was lacking the 'serene' beach house feel the owner required.

 

Jamie's Italian Sydney - Pacific Restaurant Group / peckvonhartel

Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality

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World-renowned chef Jamie Oliver’s latest venture in Sydney’s CBD was unveiled to the public on October of last year. Offering delicious, rustic Italian dishes with his trademark Jamie flair, the opening of Jamie’s Italian on Pitt Street excited his many devotees; popular from the beginning, the restaurant has continued to thrive in Sydney’s restaurant scene.

In early 2011, leading hospitality design consultants, peckvonhartel were invited by Pacific Restaurant Group (PRG), Jamie Oliver’s appointed Australian partners, to convert a dramatic site in Sydney’s Pitt Street into a fully functioning, open plan restaurant to cater for up to 200 guests.

The establishment is an Australian first for the Jamie’s Italian brand of restaurants whose groundbreaking concept has proved a phenomenon in the UK having already collected several industry awards for value, quality and design.

 

cBraille - A lighting exhibition for people who are blind - cSigns

Installation Design - Exhibit

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Did you know 90% of people who are blind see light?

cBraille is an exhibition to raise awareness about the importance of light for people with vision impairments. Using Dome tipped LEDs as braille, a person who is blind can locate the braille with their eyes and read the tips of the LEDs with their fingers, like regular braille.

 

Lavender Bay Boatshed - Lavender Bay Boatshed Partnership / Stephen Collier Architects

Architecture - Residential - Constructed

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The Lavender Bay Boatshed consists of two 3 storey boatsheds that abut one another at the north-western edge of the bay. Built in the 19th century, they are the last remaining timber structures from the era in this part of Sydney Harbour. They have been pain-stakingly restored and converted into a mix of commercial and residential units in the northern building, and a 3 storey residential apartment in the southern building. The design combines contemporary architectural detailing with an inate respect for the spatial and material character of the historic structure.

The apartment contains bedrooms on the lower ground floor, where the harbour extends under a glazed floor in the main bedroom, with living spaces on the upper 2 storeys. It is entered mid-level on the landward side via a steep and winding path that weaves its way down from the street through a park.

Two large skylights have been inserted in the roof. Conceived as a series of exquisite glazed insertions in the body of the building, they open up views of the different angles and forms of the original boat shed, frame views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 

bleux is... looking through the kaleidoscope - bleux pty ltd

Textile + Surface Design - Interior

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bleux is... looking through the kaleidoskope

spring collection 2012

 

Bigmouth Funnels - Bristow Architecture

Product Design - Homewares

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Designed to solve a universal problem Robin Bristow has come up with a unique and inexpensive solution to transfering food and other products from one container to another."Fantastic, Innovative and Useful" Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, "Great, functional and stylish, wish I had thought of it" Blue Design Inc. California

 

SOLID INFINITY SYSTEM - SOLID RACKS Pty Ltd

Product Design - Sport and Leisure

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The SOLID INFINITY SYSTEM is a world first* systemised, surf and sport storage solution.

This ingenious invention allows you to hang anything, anywhere, anytime! You can adjust it, reconfigure it and add to it....
Install it once and use it forever.

The SOLID INFINITY SYSTEM allows "you" to become the Designer and Engineer of your own individual custom storage solution. Ingeniously engineered to take massive weights, this innovation will hold your lawnmower, scuba tank, pushbike, kayak, canoe, paddle board, wave ski, surfboard, fishing rod, wetsuit and more... altogether on one single SOLID wall!

As your equipment changes or your family grows, the SOLID INFINITY SYSTEM allows complete customisation and adaptation that is instantaneous and effortless.

The SOLID INFINITY SYSTEM has unique design capabilities, spatial implications and advantages and also addresses over 60 different markets. The capabilities of this waterproof chameleon are only restricted by your imagination!

 

The EcoPillow - The Greenwall Company

Product Design - Housing and Building

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The Greenwall Company are proud to bring to you the next advancement in green roof technology - the EcoPillow. Modular in design, the EcoPillow is a pre-grown living roof that offers all the proven benefits of a green roof while radically reducing risk and cost of the roofing structure.

The EcoPillow structure and the growing medium were developed for their lightweight properties, making the EcoPillow just 60kg/m2. Creating a lightweight and modular product were the design priorities.

The EcoPillow can also be easily relocated, further enhancing its adaptability.

As a pre-grown, and fully encased product, the EcoPillow is incredibly quick to install and reduces the risk of failure from extreme weather conditions, wind scour or rain erosion. The semi mature plants provide cover from day one, reducing establishment time, and the likelihood of weed invasion – the two primary drivers of maintenance cost.

With 94% of the materials recycled it is an innovative way to take waste products destined for Australian landfill to reduce our carbon footprint.

 

50L Quick-Serve Wheelie Cooler - Willow Ware Australia Pty Ltd

Product Design - Consumer

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A well-known Willow favourite, the "Quick Serve" Cooler is now available with a stylish makeover.
The design is enhanced with a robust retractable handle, rugged all terrain wheels and a "tropical" corrugated roof to bounce off those hot summer rays.
As the name suggests, the cooler includes a quick access hatch to grab a chilled drink or cool snack, while still keeping the main corrugated lid closed.
Made by Australians for Australian conditions.

 

Pourvin - Winelight Pty Ltd / Tiller Design

Product Design - Consumer

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The POURVIN Light project was initiated through the the love of red wine and was pushed along because of the sheer originality of the concept. Wine Geeks around the world are marvelling at the simplicity of the product, its elegant design and absolute functionality.

Getting "the nod" from wine professionals was a key element to our development and design. We took advice from some of Australia's top wine industry brains while creating the POURVIN Light.

We wanted to give the wine industry a reliable and beautiful tool to improve the decanting process. We also wanted to educate the wider wine drinking public about the age old art of decanting using light and the benefits it brings.

 

Deepsea Challenger - Acheron Project

Product Design - Heavy Machinery

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The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER is a single occupant research submersible designed, engineered and built in Australia by film director James Cameron and Ron Allum from Acheron Project. The 12 ton sub was specifically designed to explore the darkest, deepest parts of the ocean. In these areas depths can exceed 11km, which is deeper than Mount Everest is high. The challenges faced were comparable to those in space exploration and critical attention was paid to the physics of deep-water pressure, to the requirements of exploring the bottom of the ocean and to the complete safety of the pilot.

 

The Book Shelf - Aline Dürr

Product Design - Furniture

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A unique, unconventional bookshelf design created to stylise a classic book. The Book Shelf represents an open book standing up, symbolising everything a book encompasses: stories, adventures, knowledge, immersion, dreams,... The bookshelf comprises of a dark brown recycled mahogany cover, chiseled sides to represent the pages as well as two page-like sides pained in milk paint to give it the authentic touch. The spine is elastic and the two sides are connected with a flexible hinge so that the angle of the open book is adjustable to fit in to any type of corner. Each side of the book shelf is 800mm wide and 140mm high and has three shelfs each.

 

Breadtop - Breadtop / Rptecture Architects

Interior Design - Retail, more than 5 shops

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From the humble beginnings of a lone café in 1994, to the booming “Breadtop” empire that we know today, brothers Kenneth and Simon Ip have established an exponentially growing business that has become a popular household name. The duo was presented with their big break from Crown Casino which turned their earlier years of struggling business into a flourishing venture. In 2002, the first Breadtop store was opened. Since then over 60 stores are in operation throughout Australia.
Having been trained in Hong Kong, Japan and France, co-founder and head pastry chef at Breadtop, attended the renowned training school Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Patisserie, Confiserie, Glacerie and Chocolaterie in Lyon. This multicultural experience inspired the combination of Asian and Western cultures to cultivate a fusion-style identity that Breadtop is known for. Breadtop is a contemporary bakery that is synonymous with quality, freshness and affordability. Their “baked on premises” retail concept has consistently attracted the masses. A greater consciousness about health and food production was recently sparked within the general public, and Breadtop utilized this movement of thought and applied it to their business model.

 

barrel table / stool - Craft Design Realisation / Studio Henry Wilson

Product Design - Furniture

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Barrel stool or side table is a utilitarian little object that uses reclaimed paint tin closure clamps to fix 16 individual staves without glue into a solid object.

 

dedece - dedece

Design Retailer - less than 5 shops

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dedece is a family owned business operating for more than 30 years. Their primary mission has always been to supply architectural products to the A + D community, meanwhile supporting the industry and nurturing young Australian designers by partnering them up with iconic manufacturers.

 

The Hives, designEX - designEX / JP Finsbury

Design Manufacturer

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JP Finsbury is a bespoke joinery workshop, now located in the Inner West of Sydney.
New to Australia, Director Adam Price has over 13 years experience in making beautiful, original furniture and interiors for both the commercial and residential markets.

The aim for each new project is to work with a talented and inspired designer to create original interiors or objects that are fit for purpose and that have longevity.

JP Finsbury is set up for large commercial interior work but can also make bespoke furniture pieces by request. The workshop is supported by a project manager and CAD design.

 

dmzine - Mackay Branson design

Design Publication - Online

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dmzine contains hints and tips to help designers manage their design studio better.

It's not the type of content you will find in management books or university courses – it's a collection of articles based on 25 years experience running a design business in Australia. Every article directly relates to managing a design practice.

 

Green Magazine #25 & #26 - Green Magazine

Design Publication - Print

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green is Australia's leading architecture magazine focusing on inspiring sustainable house, product and garden designs.

 

designEX 2012 - Diversified Exhibitions

Design Event

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designEX is Australia largest interiors, design & architecture event featuring brands in furniture, textiles, lighting, architecture, bathrooms, appliances & surfaces.

 

Aves Insecta: Autumn/Winter 2012 - Tettmann.Doust

Fashion Design - Fashion Label

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Aves Insecta is the debut collection from Tettmann.Doust, which begins their anatomical study of birds and insects.
Inspired by a mutual curiosity in aesthetics associated with the study of nature, their fascination with birds and insects takes on a scientific charm as the two deconstruct various anatomies to create their own symmetries and systems.

 

Whispering Roots - LUI HON

Fashion Stylist

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I was inspired by a woman who is civilisied, noble and appreciate with her roots. She will not trying to be whom she is not, rather to outshine of who she is. A sense of Silence, Subtlety and Fluid are the keys of this collection.

 

PCD Elements - Peter Coombs Design

Fashion Design - Accessories and Jewellery

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PCD Elements - Designer Eyewear Collection.

Handcrafted jewellery for the face, inspired by beautiful and functional elements for everyday pleasure. PCD Elements is an exclusive range of limited edition, titanium and sterling silver eyewear. The collection offers balance and styling, delivering elegant and enduring eyewear. The construction methodology is unique to PCD with the hinge element as the identifying feature, reinforcing strength whilst being integral to the overall chic design. 5 styles, 5 colours, 25 possibilities.

 

77-85 Castlereagh St - / Büro North

Wayfinding

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Büro North worked closely with John Wardle Architects to develop a wayfinding strategy and design concept that enabled users to navigate the expansive lobby space at the new 77-85 Castlereagh Street development in Sydney.

 

ANAM 2012 Website - Australian National Academy of Music / August

Digital Experience - Website

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The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) are committed to producing the next generation of musical leaders. August were committed to creating a fresh, open and clean look online for the organisation for 2012.

 

Otto Induction Top - Otto / Tiller Design

Product Design - Consumer

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The Otto induction top is a portable, robust and stylish heat source. Aimed at, but not limited to the specialty coffee industry, the compact build means the user can be anywhere, enjoying the prefect espresso, tea, or a cooked meal. The induction top has been designed as part of the Otto range of premium accessories. Increased demand for the Otto induction top has been generated by the functionality, compact nature, and stylish simplicity.

 

Protecting us All - Human Rights Campaign - Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission / Fenton Stephens

Advertising

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Everyone has human rights, but a lot of people don't know it.

 

Lizard Island Brand Identity - Delaware North Australia / Davidson Branding

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

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Lizard Island is an exclusive haven of unspoiled beauty positioned on The Great Barrier Reef. Created for those with champagne tastes on champagne budgets, the resort needed a brand identity that reflected its brand positioning.
Using water colour, we developed a brand symbol that described the island - a green oasis fringed with pristine white beaches and crystal clear water.

 

Stanmore Public School Library signage and environmental graphics - Neeson Murcutt Architects / Frost Design

Graphic Design - Environmental

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Working with Neeson Murcutt Architects, Frost* helped to bring the new Stanmore Public School Library building to life with a series of signage and environmental graphics.

 

One Shelley Street - / Frost* Design

Graphic Design - Environmental

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When the client decided to refurbish levels 8 and 9 of their iconic Sydney headquarters, it presented an opportunity to create a unique working environment for their staff. Collaborating closely with the interior design team from Woods Bagot, Frost designed environmental graphics and introduced three-dimensional elements to establish a sense of place and communicate a flexible workplace vision. To strengthen engagement in the environment, the floors were given a specific theme around which the interior and graphic design were based.

 

CBA Darling Walk - Commonwealth Bank of Australia / Frost* Design

Graphic Design - Environmental

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Upon opening of the CBA Campus at Darling Walk, Frost had the opportunity to create a signage and way finding system and branding graphics for the building. It involved the development of an integrated system, which added depth and dynamism to the CBA Darling Walk experience.

 

ActewAGL Ossalites - ActewAGL / Frost* Design

Graphic Design - Environmental

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ACTEWAGL commisioned artist Robert Foster of Fink and Co., in collaboration with Frost*, to create a sculptural light installation for the foyer of its headquarters in Bunda Street, Canberra.
Light filled shapes named "Ossalites" are programmed to create dramatic and interactive sequences of light, colour and movement throughout the installation.

 

Type69 - ISTD – International Society of Typographic Designers / Frost* Design

Graphic Design - Publication

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Frost had the amazing opportunity of designing the 69th edition of the Journal of the International Society of Typographic Designers.

 

Great Dane Catalogue - Great Dane / Hoyne Design

Graphic Design - Publication

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Great Dane is Australia’s premier emporium for Scandinavian design. To mark the company’s 10th anniversary and announce its move from vintage furniture to cotemporary and custom made, Hoyne produced an audacious large format A2 full colour magazine. It has become a collector’s item amongst Great Dane devotees.

To get maximum value from a limited budget the campaign focused on one application - a high- end publication in the style of a Scandinavian designer magazine. Key elements included bespoke typography with hand-crafted elements, photography as unexpected art pieces to inspire and surprise, finely-crafted intelligent copy, talking directly to an exclusive style-savvy audience, plus cross-endorsement from design authority figures for added brand credibility. Emphasis was placed on the fact that customers would not see the same collection anywhere else in the world.

Hoyne combined believable lifestyle images with hand-sketched design elements and attached a tag line reflective of irrefutable Danish logic - “Buy well and buy once.”

 

National Year of Reading - The Walt Disney Company (Australia) Pty Ltd

Motion

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The National Year of Reading (NYOR) is literacy initiative funded by the Aust Government, the focal point being “The Reading Hour,” encouraging families to instil a love of reading by sharing a book with a child for 10 minutes a day or an hour a week.

 

The Grounds of Alexandria - Choking Ham / Caroline Choker

Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality

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Located in an old pie factory from the early 1900’s, The Grounds of Alexandria is the flagship venue for its specialty coffee. The site hosts a coffee research and testing facility alongside a café, opening onto a luscious garden of heirloom vegetables and fragrant herbs. Very much a family enterprise; this inner city sanctuary was conceived by Ramzey Choker with his long-standing business partner Jack Hanna and sister; Interior Designer, Caroline Choker.
The Grounds offers a holistic approach to food and design.
With a 12 month design and construction time line the team collaborated on all aspects of the design to ensure the soul of the existing 1800 square meter shell was the design hero; beautiful bare brickwork, concrete floors and exposed beams. The existing car park was the perfect platform to create a garden sanctuary and today highlights the seamless use of recycled materials, found objects and sustainable practices.

 

Reuben Hills - Reuben Hills / Herbert & Mason

Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality

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Reuben Hills is an edifice to coffee. Strolling down Albion Way, a rear lane that runs parallel to Albion Street in Surry Hills, it’s hard to pass the incredible aroma and buzz of coffee-related activity ebbing from an open roller door. On entering through the rear roller door you’ll find yourself immediately immersed in a space swarming with people drinking, smelling and learning about coffee.

 

Hunters Hill House - Private Home / Brett Mickan Interior Design

Interior Decoration

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An average home, in a great suburb, with a huge yard was transformed with a clever use of paint and a mix of vintage and contemporary finds. The neutral walls allowed boldly coloured furnishing to mirror the client's beautiful art collection. The furniture layout and vibrant rugs were used to create separate rooms in the open planned living area that flow seamlessly into the outdoor spaces. Again taking our cues from the art, the master suite is a haven of warm neutral tones, perfect for a momentary escape for the parents of four children under the age of seven.

 

Breadtop Hornsby - Bread City Pty Ltd / Rptecture Architects

Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality

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“Breadtop” has become a household name that is known for its well formed business model, specializing in self-serve bakeries. With its doors first opening to the public in 2002, Breadtop has become a nationwide success. To date, they have established over 60 stores across Australia, combining Asian and Western cultures to cultivate a fusion-style identity. This exciting combination of two cultures has sparked the interest of consumers and has driven their brand to a new frontier.
To elevate their branding presence, a bold approach to design was adopted. Strength in design was translated throughout the store with a unique selection of materials and a color palette inspired by the products. Warm toned timber was paired with smooth white stone to form a cohesive whole that complemented the scale and context of the shopping center. The atypical configuration of the site proved to be a difficult hurdle that was overcome by implementing the use of reflective materials and glazing to extend the space. Lighting features are made to draw the eye further into the space, allowing patrons to engage with the sum of the store. These tools were strategically applied amongst the shop to lengthen the space.

 

Breadtop Bankstown - Breadtop / Rptecture Architects

Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality

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Since 2002, “Breadtop” has established a chain of rapidly growing self-serve bakeries, an idea that has become widely popular among the masses. With over 60 stores nationwide, they have developed a well formed and profitable business model that combines efficiency and quality. Their branding identity is hugely reliant on a bold and consistent design layout that caters for their fast pace operation and exciting aesthetical goal. For this reason, Centro had invited the client to open a store within their Bankstown shopping center. With the best location offered, this store had many shop fronts that serve as both advantages and drawbacks.

The success of this project was based on the place-making approach to design and looked beyond the brief. The material palette was analyzed and made to capture the eye. With the strong use of warm toned timber combined with sleek, cool stone the materials form a cohesive whole that complemented the scale and context of the shopping center. The notion of the traditional, stationary store has been challenged with the idea of an innovative and engaging form. Inspiration has been drawn from the concept of holography and translated throughout the store.

 

Ebony Bar at designEX 2012 - Diversified Exhibitions / UNO and 6 Hats

Installation Design - Exhibit

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Located at the hub of designEX for 2012 was the official pop-up bar ‘Ebony’, a destination created to meet the needs and wants of the most discerning bar hopper.

 

The Concourse, Chatswood - Willoughby City Council / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Interior Design - Public or Institutional

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The Concourse, Chatswood is conceived as an organic sculptural form opening, embracing and defining a new public place that is raised on a stone platform. Ribbons of polished aluminium wrap and enclose the timber lined performance venues creating silent surfaces amid the noise of retail and opening the foyer spaces to the Street and Square through filtering ‘brise soleils’ of plywood.

Below the hovering ribbons that hold the concert hall and theatre volumes, the other facilities are accommodated within the terraces and platforms of the stone podium. This stone base is an interpretation of the stone ridge stretching from the City into the northern suburbs, which formed the spine of settlement.

 

Macquarie University Library - Macquarie University / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Interior Design - Public or Institutional

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The new library at Macquarie University is an innovative, welcoming and inspiring landmark building for the University. It represents a new generation of library design — full of dynamic, collaborative, open spaces for learning, rather than traditional notion of a library as a quiet, storage facility for printed materials. The transparent and inviting forms of the building open to embrace and define the new University Common, welcoming students, staff and the public to this new place of learning. It is a radical new library characterised by new opportunities for learning, exchange and interconnection, filled with natural daylight, fresh air and landscape.

The arrangement of the built form itself creates an extension of the natural parkland ground plane over the podium. The design puts the majority of the open collection which require no natural light below ground. In this way the open space of the university is extended and enhanced while the form of the new building becomes more human and accessible in scale. It brings the landscape into the building, reflecting natural daylight and shelters in a way that is directly inspired by the forest of eucalypts on the campus.

 

NRG Express Juice Bar - Airport Retail Enterprises / Noxon Giffen

Interior Design - Retail

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NRG Express Juice Bar is located in the main concourse of Terminal 3 at Sydney Domestic Airport.

Occupying a busy passenger node within the terminal the tenancy is viewed from a number of aspects and is therefore conceived in the round. The client Brief called for a light, vibrant and casual space that captured the fresh, natural qualities of the produce.

 

Sergio's Cake Shop - Sergio's Cake Shop / Forward Thinking Design

Interior Design - Retail

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Sergio’s Cake Shop is the epitome of elegance, indulgence and opulence, whilst still simultaneously being warm and inviting. Setting a new standard for interior design in QIC’s Westpoint Blacktown, the store has been shortlisted in the IDEA National Design Awards, and also won the 2011 and 2012 Blacktown Business Awards for “Most Outstanding Cake Shop”. Sergio’s has been so incredibly successful that the client is now rolling out the design as a franchise operation. The decor mesmerises those who see it, enticing passers-by to pause and satisfy the curiosity of their senses. The striking architectural form of the store imbues it with a sense of quality and prestige, and the beautiful lay-out showcases the patisserie’s goods at their finest. The vast array of award winning cakes, slices, pastries, tarts and biscuits illuminated under the softly curving glass, is more than enough to stimulate your tastebuds. Seating arrangements along the side of the store provides a cosy and intimate environment for customers to sit back and enjoy everything that Sergio’s Cake Shop has to offer.

 

Multi Purpose Eco-Garden - Blue Mountains City Council / HBO+EMTB

Landscape Architecture

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This project is the result of a successful partnership between the Blue Mountains City Council, the Roads and Maritime Services and multi-disciplinary design house HBO+EMTB. Together the project team has transformed a highway upgrade project into a leading example of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD).

The original objective of the development was to provide a safe and convenient shop front parking on the service road parallel to the highway. The site is located in the south of Lawson in the Blue Mountains and is enclosed by World Heritage National Park. The project team developed an innovative Multipurpose Eco-Garden alongside the service road and carpark which successfully addressed the stormwater and environmental issues associated with the surrounding landscape.

The Multipurpose Eco-Garden provides all the benefits of a typical soak-away, rain garden. “Eco-Pits” convey water to landscape areas just as swales do, without alienating precious public domain open space in a densely developed area. The Eco-Garden exceeds the NSW Government Draft Water Quality Guidelines for Best Practice. It has also provided Council with a repeatable WSUD planning and implementation strategy across the entire LGA for future projects.

 

Darling Quarter - Lend Lease / ASPECT Studios

Landscape Architecture

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Darling Quarter is a 1.5 hectare urban park and play space that has transformed the public domain of Darling Harbour, one of Australia’s most visited destinations. The broad project includes a new highly activated public park, retail outlets, 6-star commercial buildings, a Children’s Theatre and an innovative children’s playground as its public centre piece. The playground is the largest and most unique play space in the Sydney CBD and with its interactive water play facilities has become one of the busiest public places and a regional attraction for Sydney.

 

The Concourse, Chatswood - Willoughby City Council / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Urban Design

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Chatswood is the third largest retail centre in Australia, behind Sydney and Melbourne. It is dominated by large internalised retail complexes and intense retail activity. It was into this context that the City of Willoughby decided to make a public place devoted to creativity, learning and debate as a relief to the compulsion to purchase. After over ten years of debate and intense consultation culminating in a popular vote the project for a civic place was realised. A public open space where you do not have to purchase is at the centre of a complex of artistic performance venues, Library and Community function rooms, The Concourse.
The complex is conceived as an organic sculptural form opening, embracing and defining a new public place that is raised on a stone platform. Ribbons of polished aluminium wrap and enclose the timber lined performance venues creating silent surfaces amid the noise of retail and opening the foyer spaces to the Street and Square through filtering ‘brise soleils’ of plywood.
Below the hovering ribbons that hold the concert hall and theatre volumes, the other facilities are accommodated within the terraces and platforms of the stone podium. This stone base is an interpretation of the stone ridge stretching from the City into the northern suburbs, which formed the spine of settlement.

 

Little Bay - Stockland / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Urban Design

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The design proposals for Manta and Alaris, have been drawn from an analysis and reading of the qualities and characteristics of the locality and context. Their sinuous forms compress and open out in a strong entrance sequence to Prince Henry, reinforcing the corners at the intersection of Pine Avenue and Anzac Parade, stepping down and peeling back to reveal a new public space and the elegant facades of the Flowers Wards, heritage landscape and coastal vistas beyond. The new north facing open space and ground level retail create both a community and commercial heart for Prince Henry.

Behind the screened facades, three to four levels of apartments are oriented toward easterly views, the city and Botany Bay. A random pattern forms the primary street walls, while providing shade and privacy to the private open space and interiors beyond. The orientation of the apartments and avoidance of overlooking is a direct result of building form and internal planning initiatives. In particular, the overlooking of primary living areas and external private open spaces, as well as the number of apartments facing each other across Pine Avenue, is minimised. External shading systems and staggered vertical blades augment building performance.

 

Macquarie University Library - Macquarie University / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Urban Design

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The new library at Macquarie University is an innovative, welcoming and inspiring landmark building for the University. It represents a new generation of library design — full of dynamic, collaborative, open spaces for learning, rather than traditional notion of a library as a quiet, storage facility for printed materials. The transparent and inviting forms of the building open to embrace and define the new University Common, welcoming students, staff and the public to this new place of learning. It is a radical new library characterised by new opportunities for learning, exchange and interconnection, filled with natural daylight, fresh air and landscape.

The arrangement of the built form itself creates an extension of the natural parkland ground plane over the podium. The design puts the majority of the open collection which require no natural light below ground. In this way the open space of the university is extended and enhanced while the form of the new building becomes more human and accessible in scale. It brings the landscape into the building, reflecting natural daylight and shelters in a way that is directly inspired by the forest of eucalypts on the campus.

 

Freefold Popup Box - Toby Horrocks Architecture

Product Design - Furniture

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A modular, stackable storage system that unfolds.

 

Volley - Madebytait / Adam Goodrum

Product Design - Furniture

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Volley is a new collection of fun and vibrant outdoor furniture from Sydney-based industrial designer, Adam Goodrum, and Australian furniture manufacturer, Tait.

 

VDM furniture designs - Vue de Monde / Didier

Product Design - Furniture

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"Ross Didier has a way of creating drama with his work that brings a natural star power to proceedings, the X factor if you will.

His latest seating pieces create a glamourisation of furniture design for much celebrated restaurant Vue De Monde."
Romona Berry

 

Little Bay - Stockland / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Architecture - Residential - Constructed

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The design proposals for Manta and Alaris, have been drawn from an analysis and reading of the qualities and characteristics of the locality and context. Their sinuous forms compress and open out in a strong entrance sequence to Prince Henry, reinforcing the corners at the intersection of Pine Avenue and Anzac Parade, stepping down and peeling back to reveal a new public space and the elegant facades of the Flowers Wards, heritage landscape and coastal vistas beyond. The new north facing open space and ground level retail create both a community and commercial heart for Prince Henry.

Behind the screened facades, three to four levels of apartments are oriented toward easterly views, the city and Botany Bay. A random pattern forms the primary street walls, while providing shade and privacy to the private open space and interiors beyond. The orientation of the apartments and avoidance of overlooking is a direct result of building form and internal planning initiatives. In particular, the overlooking of primary living areas and external private open spaces, as well as the number of apartments facing each other across Pine Avenue, is minimised. External shading systems and staggered vertical blades augment building performance.

 

Darling Quarter - Lend Lease / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Architecture - Commercial - Constructed

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Darling Quarter is a true integration of urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture toward the creation of a public place within the City. Darling Quarter is where the western edge of the City and the Park meet and is celebrated in a series of defined public spaces, including a pedestrian boulevard, parklands, gateway, children’s playground, and activated edges lined with cafes and restaurants.

Commonwealth Bank Place is a very different type of office building in a very special location. It is an architecture of human scale, natural materials and warmth of character. The long gently curving facade defines and enhances the public realm with a warmth and transparency unusual in any commercial building.

The different scales of the east and west wings of the project respond to and reflect the varying scale of the park and city, united and resolved through the curved roof that draws natural light to the interior. These long forms of timber and glass, capped by the gentle curves and the scalloped apertures of the roof, create a background to the parkland and a foreground to the rising city beyond, uniting the two in a new public place, Darling Quarter.

 

Spin Me Stories - The Helpful Eye

Product Design - Business and Technology

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The Inventor, myself, has noticed that modern children, whilst possessing great manual dexterity, coming no doubt from video games and all the devices they must master these days, have very poor verbal skills. Indeed, Australian children today have rather limited vocabularies and don't express themselves with confidence, especially when having to improvise.
The aim was to remedy this by developing a colorful game, for classroom and home use, which would help children develop word skills by encouraging them to improvise stories based on the stimuli the game randomly throws up.

The device has also proven itself appealing and useful with adults learning English as a second language. Other applications are sure to emerge with further testing

It was important that the device be safe, eye catching and great fun to use. The video provided shows that it meets all these requirements.

 

STOXBOX - STOXBOX

Product Design - Consumer

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Stoxbox is a completely new, innovative product. Designed to help you easily see and store your hosiery.

 

36 Can Party Cooler - Willow Ware Australia Pty Ltd

Product Design - Consumer

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A simple cooler box aimed at outdoors and party usage that can nest multiple units for transport and entertaining. An integrated lid hinge design enables access without excessive cooling loss. A truely useful cooler at the centre of every party.

 

'modelis' collection - etch by design

Textile + Surface Design - Interior

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Mid 2012 saw etch by design studio create a contemporary range of textiles to stimulate a revived interest in pattern application that was relevant to our current design culture. The ‘modelis’ collection was inspired by a desire to combine sustainable design with bold, contemporary prints - whether printed, woven, surface pattern or structural and surface material applications.
Inspired by the emerging trend of re-capturing the tactility of traditional, handmade craftsmanship, the designs took inspiration from the far-east and indigo dying. Inspired by an original artwork designed by hand-dying fabrics, the design is fused with the influence of traditional indigo textile patterns. A palette of deep inky indigo, faded blues and bleached out pales, or alternatively strong neon brights with highlights of fuchsia, orange and lime are possible. Creating a luxe –artisian look, the kaleidoscopic motif and ombre colouring embraced the tradition of shibori geometrics for a contemporary textile design and use.

 

'In the Spirit' - LOBE

Product Design - Homewares

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I have been on a journey, discovering the infinate possibilities within the discarded manufactured bottle. I began with the easily accessible beer stubby, washing, cutting and using heat to open it out to become the simplest of re-usable forms, the tumbler. I became inspired to use more of the bottle, cutting the tops off to make beads now glorified in my new jewellery collection (launching Design Made Trade July 2012).

Currently I am focused on the spirit bottle. Cultural heritages are captured within intricate embossings, forms are dynamic and striking, colour is purposful and seductive. It has been important for me to take time to appreciate the ready-made and work with what exists.

I was naturally attracted to the dramatic form and lines of the Sambuca bottle, it screamed of elegance. I worked to create a set, attempting to rekindle a culture of style our grandparents would appreciate.

 

Brightgreen D900 Cube - Brightgreen

Product Design - Lighting

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Premium LED lighting company, Brightgreen, have designed the world’s first square beamed downlight, titled D900 Cube. The light’s unique square beam offers unparalleled control and efficiency for the architecture, building and design industries.
Brightgreen’s D900 Cube was designed with the goal of creating an energy efficient lighting solution that not only provided adequate brightness comparable to halogens, but also was architecturally and aesthetically satisfying.
Through harnessing LED technology, these objectives were not only achieved, but were hugely surpassed, with a square beam downlight that exceeds the brightness of halogens and sits atop the industry efficacy chart.
The D900 Cube’s square beam means fewer lights are required to achieve the same lighting levels as circular downlights, offering greater efficiency.
Its square shape prevents light beams overlapping and eliminates dark corners forming, guiding light to follow the straight edges of a room and evenly dispersing light.
This groundbreaking design resulted in high praise from architects and lighting concept designers, who finally have the tools available that they have been craving to create lighting designs that truly paint rooms with light without dull spots or shadows.

 

Nuptial Pendants - Trent Jansen Studio

Product Design - Lighting

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The Nuptial Pendants are two identical, cotton lampshades that appear to have been fused together as life-long companions.

 

Cycle Fluid Systems - Freedom Design

Product Design - Sport and Leisure

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Freedom Design or Kit Ponta is a revolutionary but simple evolution to the known cycle water bottle system.
Fluid sytems on cycles have remained the same for 100 years. There was a minor change in the mid 50's when bottles were taken from the handlebars and placed on the down and seat tubes, making it more aerodynamic and lowering the cycles centre of gravity.

The Freedom or Ponta design eliminates the many embedded deficiencies that have been carried forward through this time.

 

Backpack Bed™ - Swags for Homeless

Product Design - Sport and Leisure

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The Backpack Bed™ is a portable single-person outdoor sleeping unit. A lightweight, ergonomic backpack that rolls out to an all weather protected bed with built-in insulated mattress, storage pockets and mosquito protected windows.

Made from safe fire-retardant and mildew resistant materials. Meets 47 international standards for quality and safety. Initially designed for use by homeless and in disaster zones.

The revolutionary Backpack Bed™ is now available for sale to the public in several designs - profits from sales 100% support homeless projects.

 

NAB brand identity - NAB / Principals

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

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Nab is number 4 of the ‘big 4’ banks in this country. At times struggling to have a voice amongst very active competition, the bank redefined its vision and mapped out a strategy in a bold attack on the other 3. A desire to become one brand with one voice has been driving the business forward for the past 12-18 months. There have been significant implications on the visual identity for the brand and its associated businesses, as it attempts to visually and tonally bring its business streams into alignment. Principals were engaged to review the brand identity across the business, from the core retail brand through to Business and Private Wealth.

 

MR COOK - MR COOK / SML

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

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To create a Brand Identity for Mr Cook and distinguish him as the new name in floral design in Sydney.

 

Chiswick restaurant identity, signage and collateral - Morsul / Frost* Design

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

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Matt Moran is the well-known Australian chef, restaurateur and coowner of a number of successful restaurant. Frost had the opportunity to create a brand, upon opening, for one of Matt Moran's restaurants, Chiswick, positioning it as a relaxed neighbourhood diner nestled in a unique, historic garden setting.
The collateral includes all customer facing and corporate applications: signage, website, menu, wine list, uniforms, bill presenters, canvas tote bags, tea towels, coasters and stationery.

 

Braemar Six Star Ducted Gas Heating - Seeley International

Product Design - Housing and Building

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The Braemar six star ducted gas heating range is the first and only in the world to break the six star barrier, making it the most energy efficient heater on the market and representing a 10 to 15 per cent drop in running costs for the consumer, when compared to a 5 star rated ducted gas heating product, and an enormous 30% savings compared to a 3 star rated ducted gas heater.

 

SOLID INFINITY SYSTEM - SOLID RACKS Pty Ltd

Product Design - Housing and Building

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5 year old SOLID RACKS Pty Ltd is a global leader of radical, innovative storage and building solutions that empowers the end user by providing freedom and flexibility to efficiently and rapidly organise and interchange any space within minutes.

The SOLID INFINITY SYSTEM has unique design capabilities, spatial implications and advantages;It addresses over 60 different global markets and has the ability to change current building and installation practices and standards as we know them.

 

Space Furniture - Space Furniture

Design Retailer - less than 5 shops

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Space launched its first showroom in Sydney in 1993, quickly establishing the benchmark for design retailing in Australia. Since then the company has developed into South-East Asia’s largest and most progressive retailer of contemporary design. With a unique approach and highly sophisticated, design-focused interior environments, Space is home to the worlds leading furniture brands including B&B Italia, Kartell. Moooi, Zanotta and Vitra.

Space Furniture is located at 84 O’Riordan Street Alexandria.
www.spacefurniture.com.au

 

Poliform - Poliform

Design Retailer - less than 5 shops

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Poliform Italy is a family business founded in the north of Italy in 1970, and is built on artisan furniture making traditions. Today the collection is represented in 74 countries, and in cities from New York, Tokyo and London, to Sydney, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. From the beginning, Poliform established creative partnerships with leading designers and architects to develop its wide and diversified collection. In collaboration with Roberto Barbieri, Carlo Colombo, Studio Kairos, Jean- Marie Massaud, Paolo Piva, Vincent Van Duysen and Marcel Wanders, the Poliform range has designs for every area of the home and includes bookcases, wardrobe systems, beds and sofas, chairs, tables and the Poliform Kitchen collection.

In addition to the Poliform collection, Poliform Australia represents some of Italy’s most respected furniture brands Arflex as well as Porada and Pallucco Italia.

Poliform in Sydney is located at Level 1, 84 O'Riordan Street Alexandria.
www.poliform.com.au

 

Kartell - Kartell

Design Retailer - less than 5 shops

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Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: This extraordinary and unique combination of factors, together with a strategic vision has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell today.

A world leader in the use of plastic materials and an industry innovator in developing technologies, Kartell presents its collection to an international audience, a collection that is unique and diverse with multi functionality and adaptability.

The Kartell Flagship store in Australia has been designed by Kartell's creative director Ferruccio Laviani, respected worldwide for his collaborations and is located in Westfield Bondi Junction Level 5, 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction.

 

National Trust Everglades - The National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) / Frost* Design

Wayfinding

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Everglades is a place of cultural and natural beauty located in Sydney’s World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. Owned by the National Trust of Australia, the Everglades grounds include breathtaking garden terraces and the Art Deco Everglades House. Everglades was the first private modernist garden built in Australia in the 1930’s by Paul Sorensen, a Danish landscape designer. As part of its upgrade, Frost* was consulted to identify opportunities for identification, directional and interpretive signage in order to give National Trust visitors a deeper understanding of Everglades unique story.

 

The Etiquette Winter 2012 Collection - Etiquette Handbags and Wallets

Fashion Design - Accessories and Jewellery

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The handbags and wallets from the Etiquette Winter 2012 Collection, serve above and beyond the necessary function of a practical accessory. Each Etiquette handbag or wallet is a portable piece of art, a faithful companion, a container of treasures and a keeper of secrets.

The designs are conspicuous creations; they are noticeable and admirable. There is an element of surprise in each piece, and this surprise, is ironically steady throughout the Collection. Using rare vintage leathers and new sustainable materials, each part of the design is unique and exclusive.

Style and quality sit at the heart of Etiquette Handbags & Wallets. They apply these ideals to every detail of everything they do, from conception of design to completion of product.

 

Moo collection - Kenan Wang

Product Design - Furniture

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The Moo collection is a unique range of furniture designed and made by Kenan Wang in Sydney.
The Moo collection is made from solid Australian timber. Kenan Wang created the Moo furniture collection taking inspiration from traditional Chinese furniture, and applying it in modern way. The elements are cut and joined precisely to create simple and aesthetic furniture pieces.

 

Mantis - Rowen Wagner Design

Product Design - Furniture

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Mantis is elegant and unobtrusive, yet immensely strong - the way a good clothing rack should be.

 

Serif - Charles Wilson

Product Design - Furniture

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Taking it’s inspiration from the flow of pouring metal, the Serif stool is formed from a single flowing surface that seems to resemble some kind of industrial component. The name Serif comes from the front profile which looks like a capital I.

 

Freedman Logo and Brand - Freedman / Xander Creative

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

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Our client was operating his business coaching under Soup brand for many years and needed a change in his direction as a business and as a brand. His new UPS is 'Clarity' and we used this as the basis of the logo. After 2-3 months of creating and refining the direction of his mark, the loose chaotic mark gave way to our chaos to clarity approach.

We identified that through this chaos of life and business, Nick, with his skills can provide a clear direction. Thus the final mark was born. Now we all have clarity!

 

Broken Hill/Broken Hill Studios brand identity - Broken Hill City Council / Frost* Design

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

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Frost had the opportunity to develop a brand identity and sister identity for Broken Hill’s firm studios. The brief involved developing a brand proposition around the concept “For Real”, recognizing Broken Hill’s authenticity, strength and down to earth personality.

 

Balla restaurant identity and environmental graphics - Manfredi / Frost

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity and Branding

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Frost* had the opportunity to develop a brand identity for the Manfredi’s new restaurant Balla at The Star, Sydney. Using inspiration and design influence from the Italian Futurist art movement, Frost* created bespoke font, menus, coasters, letterhead, an olive bottle, wine app and signage for the project.

 

Alfy Side Table - Tiny Kiosk

Product Design - Furniture

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Our project is a simple, neat and handsome side table with a gently recessed top to hold a drink, book or alarm clock.

The top is made from high quality Portugese cork that is precision CNC crafted, hand sanded and finished with a mix of linseed oil and bees wax. Cork is natural, soft, light, durable, renewable and impermeable to water.

The frame is fabricated from 3mm thick aluminium alloy tube and finished in blue powder coat paint. Aluminium tube is strong, light and recyclable.

 

COG side table - Mark O'Ryan Design

Product Design - Furniture

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The COG side table is a pared down,classic, affordable design.
COG is comprised of just four pieces of FSC veneered poplar plywood.
The three base pieces are locked together using a three way mortice joint that ensures it is extremely strong. The top then slides neatly into the table leg holding it in place.
Assembling COG can also be an intuitive puzzle that forms a fun connection between consumer and object.

 

The Gen Y sideboard/storage solution - Old School Industries

Product Design - Furniture

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The Gen Y is a cheeky modern take on the traditional Scandanavian inspired sideboard, that features changable doors in a multitude of design choices....

The doors can be removed and changed easily and quickly and storage for a spare pair of doors in concealed underneath the main unit....

 

Sticks & Stone - ashallen.com

Product Design - Furniture

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Inspired by two elements from a japanese rock garden, I designed and created this outdoor stool with simplicity and sustainability as key objectives.

The strong, open, triangulated base uses salvaged Tas. Oak dowel and is fastened using pinned and threaded joinery - no glue is required to flat-pack assemble or disassemble.

The cast 'stone' seat incorporates recycled rubber crumb for texture and toughness - its solidity and roughness contrasting with the crisp, 'airiness' of the base.

Tension between the elements creates maximum visual impact for minimal environmental footprint.

Ideal for a back patio or garden setting, the seats are available in custom red, blue, grey and white colours, with or without rubber.
Matching bar stool, side table and coffee table are also available on request.

 

Ernest Foldable Stool - Ernest Studio

Product Design - Furniture

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The 'Ernest Foldable Stool' is a simple solution to an easy fold-away stool, focused towards functional ernest furniture, assisting with the lack of space and storage in everyday situations. The stool is made of a solid timber (various options) and hinged with steel pins through brass bearings, erected with a simple ‘U’ pin and disassembled simply by its removal. As it folds flat it is easily stored away, allowing those with little storage space to accommodate for their guests or customers with more furniture options.

 

CAJA Furniture/Homeware Design - CAJA

Product Design - Furniture

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Mix and match, play with color, texture & shape to create a piece of furniture that reflects YOU & YOUR STYLE

One box. Multiple elements. Endless options!

"CAJA" - BOX (In Spanish)
"TAPAR" - TO LID (In Spanish). TAPAS is derived from EL TAPAR

 

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