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Wed 23 Oct 2013, 7:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Aer Bar, 120 Exhibition Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: magda

Celebrating the imaginative and the inventive, design100 is pleased to announce that 114 design projects have been selected as finalists in the 2013 Melbourne Design Awards. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 23 October, 7pm.

This year the Awards drew a record of over 400 entrants, from which over 140 shortlisted entries were nominated.

From across the design spectrum, finalists include commercial and residential architecture: Doncaster BMW showroom, Birkenstock Australia HQ, hans House, Dent Street House; digital experiences: the Jewish Holocaust Centre, a mobile application allows the user to explore the photographs, artifacts, testimony, and personal life stories of Holocaust survivors; Snap Send Solve, free app allowing users to report issues directly to the appropriate council or service provider; graphic design: Buro North was engaged to reinvigorate Melbourne Central Dining and Menzies Alley laneway, Federation Square Comfort Zones, launching their outdoor comfort zones with an exciting new range of furniture and products designed and produced by Falinc.

Installation design: Mills Gorman Architects for the Little Press Club, the wooden spoon is the core element and basis of the installation. A rather organic yet functional utensil synonymous with culinary arts, in a kitchen it forms the connection between ‘the chef’ and ‘the dish’. The Emotional Shelter a collaborative project between two small community-orientated architecture practices Here Studio and Visionary Design Development and several architectural graduates. The structure, in the form of a cat, and constructed from bamboo and corrugated iron, is a prototype for community-built shelter, shelters that connect and comfort people emotionally. Plus many other exciting projects.

Judging was conducted by a panel of industry peers and business professionals including Grant Davidson, Managing Director, Davidson Branding; Paul Charlwood, Director and Principal Designer, Charlwood Design; and Sue Coles, Director Baenziger Coles; and Mark Bergin, Creative Director, design100.

The Melbourne Design Awards form part of the City Design Awards, a global multi-disciplinary awards program open across 5 categories – Marketplace, Space, Visual, Object, and Experience and feature a wide range of sub-categories covering excellence across all design areas, including products and furnishings, architecture, interiors, landscape design, advertising graphic design, fashion and digital media.