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Home Living : August 7th 2012
DESIGN CONCEPT TO REALITY FUNKY DESK IS A WINNER Janita Singh Ash Allen (above) with his Skip Stool and (inset) David Hardwick with Unfold Desk. SYDNEY designer David Hardwick made his mark with a very funky and functional Unfold Desk at a show for new and emerging designers. VIVID (Vibrant Visions in Design) is Australia's longest running design compe- tition for new and emerging designers. In its 10th year, VIVID showcased 100 innovative pieces by 50 designers at FURNITEX, co-located with Decoration + Design in Melbourne. Hardwick's entry took out the Concept Award Winning prize. Unfold Desk is a laptop/tablet worksta- tion with a concealed desktop, opening to an expanded workspace with built-in speakers, cable management and storage. A combin- ation of bamboo board, aluminium and mild steel were used in the construction. A STYLISH SELECTION VIVID curator Uli Hasel said this year's selection featured some high quality, very refined and funky products with lots of colour. Many were made from recycled material. Two areas of focus included: Lighting emerged as the focus for sub- missions, with more than 20 lights and lamps entered. These included Edward Linacre's Weave Pendant, which was devel- oped through the combination of traditional craft processes and modern CAD (computer aided design) techniques; Chris Vincent's LAMP 103 collection (pictured), a collection of elegant three-legged lamps inspired by paper folding and simplicity; and Dusko Lapcevic's Iris Lighting range, a stunning series of decorative lights made from expanded mesh disks. Seating was a popular theme, with a diverse range of eco-friendly chairs and stools in many designs including, Shane Talbot's Skol Cups, developed through playing with leftover concrete and glazed ceramic; Ash Allen's Skip Stool, an easy to disassemble stool cleverly made of salvaged Tasmanian oak dowel and recycled rubber tire crumb. PURCHASE BRAEMAR GAS CENTRAL HEATING THIS WINTER& SAVE $2100* AUSTRALIAN HEATING & COOLING NORTH Plus FREE* upgrade of 2 year warranty VALUED AT $299.00 extended to 5 years 1/1 Polo Ave Mona Vale NSW 2103 (T) 9979 6844 email@example.com www.australianheatingandcoolingnorth.com.au *Offer ends 31st August 2012 2279536_28/8 UP TO CASH BACK BUDGET BATH RESURFACING Quality at a Budget Price We Resurface: • Baths & Basins • Tiles & Accessories • Complete Bathroom Makeover • Fully Licensed & Insured • All Major Credit Cards Call for a Professional Near You!! FREE CALL 1800 042 284 www.budgetbaths.com.au 2162540 18/10 1/28 Smith Street Chatswood (opp Bunnings) | p 9417 8283 | e firstname.lastname@example.org ww au Open 7 Days Monday-Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 2pm 2144859 7/8 SHOWER HEADS & RAILS, BATH SPOUTS & OUTLETS ON SALE 40% Off UNBEATABLE PRICES GUARANTEED 2 weeks Only -ONDAY TH 3UNDAY TH !UGUST PM 142a victoria rd, gladesville nsw 2111 t: 02 9817 8296 f: 02 9817 8430 e: email@example.com www.petres.com.au 20% OFF Curtains & Blinds when you mention this ad
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