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Launch Pad 2015 Shortlist Announced!

The Launch Pad design initiative promotes the support and development of Australian product design through a unique, interactive program of events.

The judges who selected the shortlist, and will now be deciding the finalists, are: Adam Price, Director of JP Finsbury Bespoke Joiners; Aidan Mawhinney, CEO of Living Edge; Fiona Lyda of Spence & Lyda; Gavin Harris, Senior Associate + Design Director of futurespace; Michael Alvisse, Co-Director and Designer of Schamburg + Alvisse; Terri Winter of Top3 By Design; Richard Munao, Managing Director of Cult; Raymond Scott, Managing Director of Workshopped; and our international judges John Christakos, Co-founder & CEO of Blu Dot, and Maurice Blanks, Co-founder and Chief Operating Office, Blu Dot.

Below are the shortlisted entries in alphabetical order. The Finalists will be announced at the end of June. Be sure to visit the Launch Pad Finalists Exhibition at Sydney Indesign, 13 – 15 August! Register here to attend, which will give you free entry to the exhibition

Alana Birch, BB-liney Coat Racks
Alex Fitzpatrick, Eon
Alex Cummins & Remy Cerritelli, Pilloe chair
Alexandra Tyquin, Hilda
Anita Whitbourn, I’m Yours
Ash Allen, Taut
Ben Nicholson, Plylight and Wishbone
Brad Wray, Magazine Stable
Carly Lay, Raw Bottle and Cup Set
Dale Hardiman, Swing Stool
Daniel Tucker, Hung
Ebony Gamble, Interactive sculptural homeware #2: An accessory for creative life
Elliot Gorham, Spot Stool
Franco Crea, Unito
Gary Pennington, Stand & Deliver
James Walsh, Diamond chair
Josh Carmody, Legless Bar Stool
Jye Edwards, Florence
Linda Huynh, Nucleus
Marinos Drakopoulos, Stack Pendant
Mark Sandstrom, Hërkan
Matty & JoJo Smith, Off The Shelf [OTS]
Max Harper, Corker Series of Pendant Lights
Melanie Lockhart and Adrian Pjanic, Geometric Tableware Collection
Monique Taylor, Canopy
Naomi Taplin, Dusked Pendants
Patty Hava, Invisible Cities Candleholders
Peter Milligan, Colour Wheel and Counterpoint Light
Rene Linssen, Pod
Rhys Cooper, Cusp Dining Chair and Split
Richard Greenacre, Agave Credenza
Samuel Chan, Pleat Lounge
Sandra Elliott, Angel Light
Simon Colabufalo, Pinguino and Spade
Siobhan Glass, Airer #2
Stephen Roy & Drew Spangenberg, Calisto Lamp
Sunny Wilder, 4 Seven’s Table and Series Couch
Susan Chen, Fold Series
Thomas Hastings, Warmas YOU
Tom Skeehan, HENKO Light and SETTO Low Chair
Torin O’Connell, Ark and Tradux
Troy Backhouse, Islero
Valissa Butterworth, The Hide Pendant
Zev Bianchi, Bcompact stairs

With thanks to our sponsors:

Major Sponsor, Cult
Founding Partner, Living Edge
Production Partner, Workshopped
Program Partner, JP Finsbury
Education Partner, General Assembly

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