This year’s ten nominated Australian designers are a mix of emerging talent from a range of categories and materials, and were selected from across Australia by an independent panel of leading influencers from the Australian design community.
The 2015 finalists include: Stephen Roy; Nicholas Fuller; Alison Jackson; Jack Frost; Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashin of DAAST; Kenny Yong-soo Son of StudioKyss; Elliot Gorham of Noddy Boffin; Chris Gilbert, Chris Haddad and Josh FitzGerald of Archier Studio; Rowan Turnham and Matthew Harding; and Hugh Altschwager of Inkster Maken.
Each designer will be profiled on Temple & Webster’s and a selection of their products sold in an exclusive sale from today, during which public voting will take place. The expert judging panel will take into consideration the full portfolio of work, design aesthetic and commerciality of each nominee to select the winner. The winner will be announced on Thursday 30 July, receiving a major cash prize of $5,000.
The expert judging panel includes: David Clark, author and former editor-in-chief of Vogue Living; Andrea Duvall, homes editor at Sunday Life; David Harrison, design commentator and founder of Design Daily; and Karen McCartney, editorial director at Temple & Webster and renowned author.