Recently, CVHQ ladies Beck Jobson and Nella Themelios were invited to judge Fringe Furniture 2009. The theme of this year's event was 'Silver' and participants were invited to enter work that reflected the characteristics of the material:
As the world around us is engulfed in a light shade of grey, Fringe Furniture 2009 is set to radiate a lustrous shining light of optimism. This year's theme, SILVER, encouraged designers to explore the visual, physical and symbolic properties of this bright metallic. The Arts House, Meat Market will host this dazzling melting pot of new ideas, integrating the iconic Fringe Furniture exhibition into the very heart of the festival.
We don't doubt for a minute what hard work it must have been... taking a few hours off work to wander around covetable objects and picking out the best. It's a tough life being a Fringe judge!
With around 80 entries to select from, it is with great pleasure that we announce Marcus O'Reilly as the very deserving winner of Fringe Furniture 2009! Marcus' golden effort Flotsam and Jetsam (pictured above) is a table constructed from various found materials, for example bits of wood gathered from beaches. As Marcus describes:
"Silver is for second prize, the materials used are all scrounged materials, being used second time round. And, as they are used more or less as found they are as tarnished as silver."
Congratulations Marcus! As part of his prize, Marcus will be exhibiting at enCOUNTER sometime in 2010.
Also highly commended was Toby Horrocks' ingenious folded cardboard creation, Mountain Display Table (pictured above) and Gordon Tait's Brilliant made from corten steel with a rust finish (pictured below).
Don't be fooled by the rock that she's got, she's still Nella from CVHQ