2019 VIVID Design Awards

Australia’s longest running design competition, VIVID, will return to Decor + Design this year to celebrate the very best of Australia’s emerging design talent. This year marks the 16th edition of this career-making industry platform, which shines a spotlight on our up-and-coming furniture, lighting and object designers from across the country.

Kick-starting the careers of many prolific Australian designers, VIVID is recognised as one of the most important destinations for both local and international designers who attend the show.

VIVID Curator and multi-disciplinary designer Daniel Dalla Riva from Latitude Group says, “2019 has produced the largest field of finalists since the inception of the program.”

“The designs are highly considered, and are exemplars of exceptional materiality and craftsmanship,” he adds.

The innovative work of the 53 nominated designers range from the experimental and conceptual to the utilitarian, and will be critiqued by a panel of prominent and respected industry figures at the VIVID Design Awards Gallery.

This year’s esteemed panel of judges include Anne-Maree Sergeant of Authentic Design Alliance, Georgia Danos of JR Furniture, Hayley Beaden of Tait, Dan Treacy of Rakumba, Jan Henderson Editor of Inside Magazine, Natalie Mortimer Editor of Australian Design Review as well as Filip Bjazevic from Latitude Group.

“VIVID is an ideal platform for finalists to exhibit their work and gain valuable insights from peers and industry leaders,” says Creative Director of Latitude Group, Filip Bjazevic.

“It’s a very special program and we are delighted to create a forum that fosters the development of Australia’s emerging designers.”

Dedicated to giving new designers a platform for growth, recognition and opportunity, the selected finalists bode very well indeed for the future of the Australian design industry.

We invite you to meet the finalists at the VIVID exhibition at the Decor + Design show from 18 – 21 July and salute the 2019 winners at the awards ceremony at 3pm on Thursday 18th. Register now to attend.

Event: VIVID at Decor + Design 2019/Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF)

Where: Melbourne Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place

South Wharf VIC, 3003

When: Thursday 18 July, 10am – 5pm

Friday 19 July, 10am – 5pm

Saturday 20 July, 10am – 4pm

Sunday 21 July, 10am – 3pm

Event organiser: Informa Australia informa.com.au

Web: decordesignshow.com.au/vivid

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