2024 VIVID Finalists

Cheeky

Maryam Moghadam
Cheeky stools reconcile humour with functional design in pursuit of creating playful user experiences. The stools simultaneously promote a space of inclusivity and unity through their representation of various “skin colours” making up the collection. Cheeky features a removable, upholstered cushion and aluminium frame, enabling re-upholstering and re-powdercoating when required.

Bruce Coffee Table

Steven Chandler
The concept behind this design is based upon duality. Duality between functionality and esthetics, tradition and innovation, harmony and asimmetry. The inspiration came from the Art Nouveau movement to create a piece that features hand carved elements. The focus on seamless curves is what gives this piece a modern twist.

Salt & Pepper

Carl Broesen
Salt & Pepper are side tables designed with an overhanging table top and interlocking tapered base. Its construction creates a seamless swirl of speckled plastic wrapping around the faceted base. Made from post-consumer HDPE, it’s designed for disassembly for easy repair with a future of a circular economy in mind.

ELLE

Dirk du Toit
ELLE was imagined as a statement armchair crafted from solid timber featuring a captivating blend of striking contrasts and mesmerising form.

Pixel Arches

Eamon Riley
“I wanted to push the boundaries of how we view LEGO, to be more than just a toy and to use it like you would timber or steel as a medium, especially with its striking array of colours.
The design for this piece Is inspired by enlarging existing LEGO elements.”

Loom Lounge

Carl Broesen
Loom lounge explores the technique of rag rug construction, using textile ‘waste’ as an alternative furniture upholstery. The woven wire mesh and tubing provide a lightweight structure for textiles to be woven through. The frame is finished in electroplated nickel highlighting the integration of offcut metal into a unified form.

Casper

Marty Whittle
A contemporary reimagining of a classic Japanese stool, focused on the exploration of new manufacturing techniques. This stool is waterjet cut out of 25mm acrylic and the material used is off cuts from a large dairy industry project. No glue or screws were used in the making of this stool.

Basalt Set

James Walker
The ‘Basalt Set’ is a modular collection of stools that can be arranged to form a coffee table. Made from solid-engineered Spotted Gum panels, the name is derived from the forms of Basalt Pillars found around the world, notably the Giants Causeway in Ireland and sea columns in Tasmania.

Otto Sidetable

James Walker
Aptly named a palindrome, the Otto side table embodies symmetry and balance. Crafted from Tasmanian Oak with a liming white finish, the soft edges of the table were designed to inspire touch and interaction. Intended to seamlessly fit into any space, this timeless piece offers versatility and simplicity.

Centrefold Table

George Davies
The Centrefold Table seeks to find significance through form, exploring the relationship between function and feeling. Characterised by an honest materiality, the Centrefold Table endeavours to balance permanence and utility.

Oplue

Hung Hin Chan
A modern centrepiece that combines functionality with artistry. Crafted with materials with history and a sleek design, minimal silhouette and versatile design. Made with selected materials that come from pre-existing objects. Include reclaimed timber from Timber Revival, a vintage glass table, and offcut brass from a workshop.

Six Sticks

Kaspian Kan
Lighting plays a critical role in creating comfortable environments, especially for individuals with sensory differences. At present, most neurodiversity-friendly lighting design is targeted towards children, despite these being lifelong conditions. This luminaire was created to improve comfort and promote inclusion of neurodivergent individuals in public and corporate spaces.

Sun Tower Lamp

Alaina Bodley
Drawing inspiration from Gothic architecture, the Sun Tower Lamp captivates with its play of light and shadow. Evoking the ambiance of cathedral windows, it diverges by projecting a sun-like glow outward, whilst emitting a comforting warmth within its structure.

Volu Lounging Lamp

Dominic Daly
The Volu Lounging Lamp, where elegance meets illumination. Designed with graceful, soft curves, this ambient lamp transforms any space into a haven of tranquillity and warmth. Crafted to captivate, the Volu Lounging Lamp exudes an aura of softness, inviting you to unwind and indulge in its gentle glow.

Studio Wall Sconce

Natalie Rich
Design and fabricate slipcast ceramic wall sconce to finished size of approx. 21cm dia. To be original in design and extending on aesthetic of the existing suite of Nattier products.

Eter

Haoqi Hong
An ethereal fusion of concrete and ceramic, embodying timeless beauty. The hidden light source adds a touch of mystery, while sustainable design highlights attention to detail. As moisture evaporates, unique cracks form, telling a poetic story of strength and fragility. Eter transforms spaces into visionary sanctuaries.

Noa

Sarah van der Schans
Noa is a versatile lamp allowing for rotation and display from various perspectives creating a dynamic and visually engaging design. The inspiration for Noa stemmed from wanting to create a lamp that encouraged the user to interact and be curious about how the light could be transformed in their space.

Sol

Kieran Lewis
The Sol Table Lamp, standing at 180mm, embodies the essence of winter with its design inspired by a solitary, hooded figure. Crafted in three weeks, it merges art with illumination.

Lodoicea

Elliot Christmas
Lodoicea is an object inspired by the organic curvature and undulating form of seeds that come from the Lodoicea palm, native to the Seychelles. This object is printed from recycled polymer and demonstrates the ability of beauty to be beheld in sustainable materials.

Ekin

Hung Hin Chan
Ekin transcends the ordinary, embodying the essence of artisan craftsmanship and designer elegance. Its minimalist silhouette and refined simplicity, are made with precision and respect. Ekin adds a touch of sophistication to your workspace, illuminating your tasks with grace.

Sorbet

Cze Yek
Sorbet acoustic panels were developed through the industrial design student’s Honours project, that feature extensive materials research with waste materials and binders. The design outcome: Sorbet acoustic panels are made from 100% laundered and upcycled household textile waste, binded together with a starch-based glue.

Spending Time with Friends

Elena Strohfeldt
Named after an everyday task, “Spending Time with Friends”, acknowledges that sometimes, just getting through the day is a significant achievement for those facing personal hardship. The gold-glazed lines symbolise triumph and victory, much like a gold medal, against the backdrop of life’s challenges, represented by the textured grey clay.

Fjall Juicer

Fraser Greenfield
Inspired by the natural beauty of Victoria’s snow-capped mountains, the Fjall is intended to reflect the beauty of the natural landscape. And bring that majesty into the kitchen, while on display or in use. We set out to make a product that was also useful, and inspire future nostalgia.

Olympus Candles in Bush Wood

Grant Capriotti
Use the slip casing process to create multiple ceramic units of the same design, employing various glazing products and techniques to create differentiation between in set of products. Display the ceramic products in a unique and appropriate manner.

SERVIO Side Plate

Kate Thaus
The origin of SERVIO was the idea to physically encapsulate an emotional moment; those rare, good conversations with a loved one, where insight is shared, hope is sought, and compassion is felt. This rare but relatable moment feels suspended in time. “SERVIO” means “to serve”, which are napkins’ sole function.

Lotus incense holder

Mark Lilly
The idea came about from an encounter with a vintage floor-standing ashtray. The outdated typology presented an opportunity to craft a new narrative centred around themes of wellness and ritual. Hand carved walnut evokes the form of a dried lotus pod, symbolic in many cultures of purity and enlightenment.

Miss Lotti Mirror

Vittoria Chiarilli
When designing Miss Lotti I wanted to create not only a beautiful mirror but a lasting piece of art that could be hung in any space. It was the duality of function and beauty that interested me, of pushing convention and seeing how far I could go.

Yi

Hung Hin Chan
YI embodies the essence of purity and simplicity. The cylindrical form and lustrous brass finish create a stunning focal point for any space. A functional object that elevates your interior decor. Display it alone for a sculptural effect or fill it with flowers to enhance its beauty.

Dovetail Floor Vase

George Davies
The Dovetail Floor Vase derives its angular shape from its namesake, much like its construction method, which uses a simple slot joint. This enables dynamic mobility while preserving its expressive scale. The vase explores the tension between its solid structure and the ephemeral nature of the flowers it exhibits.

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Kaspian Kan
The brief for this light was to explore a modern technology in a narrative form. My aim was to create an analogy between the weakness of LED technology and autism (which is commonly described in deficits), and highlight the strength that lies on the flipside to each.

The Re-peat Chair

Angus Armstrong Guy
The Re-peat chair is an innovative design handcrafted from over 2000+ recycled HDPE plastic bottle-caps, sourced from the Brisbane community. Through a repeated process of shredding and melting, these caps are transformed into plastic beams. The beams are bent and fixed into place creating a comfortable and ergonomic seating solution.

MASS

Dirk du Toit
MASS was imagined as a monolithic object for soft ambient lighting. The form and materiality are a tactile sculptural statement, seamlessly integrating the natural warmth of timber with lighting functionality.

Kora Pendant

Rachel Pattel
The kora pendant is an exploration of form, materials and process. Crafted from dark, unfinished cork, its circular shapes are designed to evoke the principles of the circular economy, symbolizing sustainability and the interconnectedness of resources. This product is intended to encourage conversations surrounding sustainable design.

Eliza Radford

Wishing Box
Growing up, every sunday my family would have roast chicken for dinner. Each week we would crack the wishbone, and replace it for the following week. The Wishing Box is a kitchen artefact that re-images the magic and rituals of my childhood into a tangible object.

Biophilic Lamp

Nysha Rohatgi
Inspired by the iconic Banker’s Lamp, I envisioned a Biophilic homage, capturing the elegance of a Bird of Paradise plant’s leaf. Each sweeping curve and contour mirrors nature, grounded in the earthiness of metalwork. In the spirit of Art Nouveau and materiality, I embraced how materials age and flow.

The Fiesta

Leyan Jin
This chair lays across the line between furniture and sculpture, it is a remake of an abandoned IKEA chair found in Melbourne. It tells a moment of joy at a home party. Friends had gathered, each soul cradling a glass brimming with laughter and alcohol, to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

The Wrong Puzzle

Leyan Jin
Aiming to challenge the traditional relationship between people and furniture, this chair lays across the line between furniture and sculpture, it is a remake of two abandoned chairs that I’ve found in Melbourne. It tells a romantic tragedy. A relationship that filled with conflict, dissonance, inconsistency and frustration.

Constellation Tapware

Grant Capriotti
Using the resin casting process (including manufacture of a positive from which to cast a silicone mold), design and realise a tapware set for an adult bathroom vanity that embodies a contemporary design aesthetic and finish.

Ngooringa Pendant

Grant Capriotti
Design a lighting prototype based on the theme ‘Australis’.

Helio Lamp

Grant Capriotti
The brief required the design and realisation of a portable, rechargeable lamp that included a 3D printed element, suitable for the luxury market.

Eclipse Chair

Grant Capriotti
The brief was to design a movable piece of furniture for a high-end apartment using the words ‘rest’ and ‘contemplate’ as design inspiration. The piece had to be at least 70% timber and embody an original contemporary design aesthetic with technology integrated into the final prototype.

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Hung Hin Chan
A physical representation of human creativity in digital algorithms. Reflects on the influence of future AI on our daily existence whilst invisible and intangible to us. Relationship between AI and humans, self-reflection on our data-driven narratives and sparking conversations about data’s role in our lives.

Cheeky

Maryam Moghadam
Cheeky stools reconcile humour with functional design in pursuit of creating playful user experiences. The stools simultaneously promote a space of inclusivity and unity through their representation of various “skin colours” making up the collection. Cheeky features a removable, upholstered cushion and aluminium frame, enabling re-upholstering and re-powdercoating when required.

Pixel Arches

Eamon Riley
“I wanted to push the boundaries of how we view LEGO, to be more than just a toy and to use it like you would timber or steel as a medium, especially with its striking array of colours.
The design for this piece Is inspired by enlarging existing LEGO elements.”

The Fiesta

Leyan Jin
This chair lays across the line between furniture and sculpture, it is a remake of an abandoned IKEA chair found in Melbourne. It tells a moment of joy at a home party. Friends had gathered, each soul cradling a glass brimming with laughter and alcohol, to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

// SHIFT //

Kaspian Kan
The brief for this light was to explore a modern technology in a narrative form. My aim was to create an analogy between the weakness of LED technology and autism (which is commonly described in deficits), and highlight the strength that lies on the flipside to each.

Sorbet

Cze Yek
Sorbet acoustic panels were developed through the industrial design student’s Honours project, that feature extensive materials research with waste materials and binders. The design outcome: Sorbet acoustic panels are made from 100% laundered and upcycled household textile waste, binded together with a starch-based glue.

Six Sticks

Kaspian Kan
Lighting plays a critical role in creating comfortable environments, especially for individuals with sensory differences. At present, most neurodiversity-friendly lighting design is targeted towards children, despite these being lifelong conditions. This luminaire was created to improve comfort and promote inclusion of neurodivergent individuals in public and corporate spaces.

Sorbet

Cze Yek
Sorbet acoustic panels were developed through the industrial design student’s Honours project, that feature extensive materials research with waste materials and binders. The design outcome: Sorbet acoustic panels are made from 100% laundered and upcycled household textile waste, binded together with a starch-based glue.

The Fiesta

Leyan Jin
This chair lays across the line between furniture and sculpture, it is a remake of an abandoned IKEA chair found in Melbourne. It tells a moment of joy at a home party. Friends had gathered, each soul cradling a glass brimming with laughter and alcohol, to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

// SHIFT //

Kaspian Kan
The brief for this light was to explore a modern technology in a narrative form. My aim was to create an analogy between the weakness of LED technology and autism (which is commonly described in deficits), and highlight the strength that lies on the flipside to each.

Biophilic Lamp

Nysha Rohatgi
Inspired by the iconic Banker’s Lamp, I envisioned a Biophilic homage, capturing the elegance of a Bird of Paradise plant’s leaf. Each sweeping curve and contour mirrors nature, grounded in the earthiness of metalwork. In the spirit of Art Nouveau and materiality, I embraced how materials age and flow.

Rope Lounger

Carl Broesen
The Rope Lounger is an investigation into juxtaposing the precision technology of CNC freeform tube bending and the traditional hand craft of macramé to create strong, functional and comfortable furniture. Inspired by the sculptural forms of Australian designer Clement Meadmore, the process elegantly blends two high quality materials.

The Wrong Puzzle

Leyan Jin
Aiming to challenge the traditional relationship between people and furniture, this chair lays across the line between furniture and sculpture, it is a remake of two abandoned chairs that I’ve found in Melbourne. It tells a romantic tragedy. A relationship that filled with conflict, dissonance, inconsistency and frustration.

Eter

Haoqi Hong
An ethereal fusion of concrete and ceramic, embodying timeless beauty. The hidden light source adds a touch of mystery, while sustainable design highlights attention to detail. As moisture evaporates, unique cracks form, telling a poetic story of strength and fragility. Eter transforms spaces into visionary sanctuaries.

Eclipse Chair

Grant Capriotti
The brief was to design a movable piece of furniture for a high-end apartment using the words ‘rest’ and ‘contemplate’ as design inspiration. The piece had to be at least 70% timber and embody an original contemporary design aesthetic with technology integrated into the final prototype.

Helio Lamp

Grant Capriotti
The brief required the design and realisation of a portable, rechargeable lamp that included a 3D printed element, suitable for the luxury market.

Olympus Candles in Bush Wood

Grant Capriotti
Use the slip casing process to create multiple ceramic units of the same design, employing various glazing products and techniques to create differentiation between in set of products. Display the ceramic products in a unique and appropriate manner.

Ngooringa Pendant

Grant Capriotti
Design a lighting prototype based on the theme ‘Australis’.

Constellation Tapware

Grant Capriotti
Using the resin casting process (including manufacture of a positive from which to cast a silicone mold), design and realise a tapware set for an adult bathroom vanity that embodies a contemporary design aesthetic and finish.

Six Sticks

Kaspian Kan
Lighting plays a critical role in creating comfortable environments, especially for individuals with sensory differences. At present, most neurodiversity-friendly lighting design is targeted towards children, despite these being lifelong conditions. This luminaire was created to improve comfort and promote inclusion of neurodivergent individuals in public and corporate spaces.