This year’s Launch Pad competition had nearly 150 entries, of such a quality that the nine-judge panel had to select quite a long shortlist. In this exciting news for the Australian design scene, there were entries from all across the country, with an impressive calibre of creativity and social thinking demonstrated.
The judges who selected the shortlist, and will now be deciding the finalists, are: Daniel Dalla Riva, Principal and Director of 6 Hats; Terri Winter of Top3 By Design; designer Ross Didier; Aidan Mawhinney, Managing Director of Living Edge; Richard Munao, Managing Director of Corporate Culture; Raymond Scott, Managing Director of Workshopped; Bec Findlay, artist and Content Manager for How We Create; and international judges Felix Low, designer at The Foundry and Ken Koo, President of the red dot design award, Asia.
The Finalists will be announced at the end of June, and Design Hunters can see the next generation of Australian design in the Launch Pad Finalists Exhibition at Melbourne Indesign: The Event.
The presentation of Richard Munao’s medal for servcies to Danish Export was a grand occasion – marked by a reception for 150 at the Corporate Culture showroom in Melbourne with both His Royal Highness Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife Prince Mary in attendance.
It was a French affair as Glasshouse Fragrances launched their new collection of candles, La Maison Glasshouse, at Guillame at Bennelong. Guests were treated to a sensory experience as the iconic chef and his team served six courses inspired by the six new fragrance blends, which were created by a team of French perfumers