VIVID is Australia’s longest running design competition. 2019 marked the 16th anniversary of this highly anticipated industry platform, which shines a spotlight on our emerging furniture, lighting & object designers. VIVID has kick-started the careers of many prolific Australian designers and is recognised as an important destination for both the local and international design industry.

We would like to congratulate the winners of the 16th VIVID Design Awards:

Winner: Furniture Design
Eamon Riley, Barcode Drinks Cabinet

Winner: Colour
Marta Figueiredo, TOTEMS: C & Q and Candy N.2

Winner: Object Design
Thomas Cohen, 0001 CANDELABRA

Winner: Concept Design
Kristen Wang, Re Bean Coffee Stool

Winner: Lighting Design
Pauline Tsolos, (OUYSE)
Winner: Judge’s Choice
Dustin Fritsche, Clearer

Winner: Authentic Design Alliance (ADA) Award of Merit
Kristen Wang, Re Bean Coffee Stool

• Curated by Daniel Dalla Riva Latitude Group

This highly anticipated industry platform is an important destination for both the local and international design industry at the Decor + Design show in Melbourne. VIVID has already assisted over 700 designers with more than 1,000 products to kick-start their careers. Judged by a panel of prominent and respected industry figures, finalists will exhibit their design prototypes at the VIVID Awards Gallery.

Awards categories include Furniture Design, Lighting Design, Object Design, Concept Design, the ADA Award of Merit, and the VIVID 2019 Judges Choice Award. Judges include Jan Henderson – Inside Magazine, Anne-Maree Sargeant – AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE™, Dana Tomic Hughes – Yellowtrace and Richard Munao – Cult.

VIVID always puts on a fantastic show, the opportunity to exhibit your work as well meet judges and industry leaders is invaluable. Sharing the experience with other emerging designers fosters a great sense of community while also providing engagement with the broader design community.
Marinos Drakopoulos, Winner Furniture Design, Object Design
I found VIVID to be a great platform for emerging designers as it helps to shine a spotlight on the next crop of Australian creatives. It is also an amazing opportunity to gain valuable feedback from industry professionals which is vital in the early stages of our careers.
Dean Toepfer, Winner Lighting Design, Judges Choice Award

VIVID 2019 Judges

Georgia Danos , JR Furniture
Hayley Beaden, Tait
Dan Treacy , Rakumba
Jan Henderson, Inside Magazine
Natalie Mortimer, Australian Design Review
Fil Bjazvic, Latitude
Anne-Maree Sargeant, Authentic Design Alliance

VIVID 2019 Partners