Friday 30 September 2011

Fringe Furniture Winners Announced

Craft Victoria recently selected Elizabeth Bowtell's work, a seat titled Tri, the winner of this year's Fringe Furniture Emerging Designer Award.

Dale Hardiman and Andre Hnatojko's AIR won the award in the Sustainable and Waste-Wise Design category, and Sally Mill's Spring Collection III took out both the Lighting Design Award and the award for Best Design Addressing the 2011 Fringe Furniture Theme, which this was Dancing in the Dark.

Arts Hub recently said Fringe Furniture has become an 'accurate and relevant barometer for emerging talent, trends and ideas in interior design and architecture.' We couldn't agree more and were once again thrilled to be involved in judging the Emerging Designer category.

We love Elizabeth's work and I'm sure you will too; an exhibition of the 45 entries is on now at the Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, until 8 October 2011 (open Thursdays to Sundays, 11am to 5pm).

UPDATE: Photographer KatieHarmsworth was at the opening of the Fringe Furniture at the Abbotsford Convent, and took a number of photos of the work, including these:


Joe Pascoe said...

An exciting demonstration of a new Australian genre!

Robyn Stewardson -- Focus on Art said...

Would love to see pics of the other entries or even just the winners of the other categories. Are they online somewhere?

Furniture Removals Melbourne said...

Agree it is all beautiful display.