Australian Contemporary Emerging (ACE) Design Awards

 

 

 

To nominate visit http://awards.australianfurniture.org.au/ for the full awards website
 

The future of Australian furnishing design lies in the hands of emerging designers.

The role of the Australian Furniture Association is to provide an arena to acknowledge and showcase the work and the potential of these amazing creative Australians to national and international markets.

As the enthusiasm and passion for design continues to evolve, future generations of furnishing designers and makers must be assured that there is support from the national peak body for the industry, the AFA, and the design community as a whole.

The Australian Contemporary Emerging (ACE) Design Awards reflect the vision of FURNITEX & design  and are open to students and emerging designers from all fields related to the furnishing industry.

Each design will be represented at the FURNITEX & design exhibition in Brisbane from the 8th – 10th of July 2016.

In 2016, Award Winners will be offered exhibition space at the AFA’s International Pavilion as part of an Australian Global Trade Mission.

Categories

Seven award categories are now open for entry:

The Gold Medal Award (combined category)  

Selected from all Finalists. This award reflects a piece that covers all the major elements of design, manufacturing and market relevance. It does not have to be the best in all of these categories, however, it must meet all of these requirments in an overall sense. That is, it is a well resolved and complete design. 

The Cutting Edge Award (combined category) 

Selected from all Finalists. This award recognizes a piece that has true innovation in its design, production, marketability or potential for development. This piece does not have to be the most resolved in other areas or the best, but it must display and show the most innovative solution in its intent. This piece could require further work to bring it to market standards and or to completion for sale, however it shows promise led by its innovative idea.

Creative Vision Award (Separate ED Category & Student Category) 

Selected from Category Finalists. This award recognizes a piece that successfully ties together the main elements of design. It recognizes a piece that is visually mature. This piece does not however have to be finished to completion, but must be developed to prototype. Additional engineering and production design may be required to bring the work from prototype to be viable for completion to sale.

Craftsmanship Award (Separate ED Category & Student Category) 

Selected from Category Finalists. This award recognizes the piece that not only incorporates great design but also demonstrates high levels of difficulty and quality of craftsmanship in its production. This award acknowledges not only the design ability of the maker but also the complexity and investment of time and skill required to produce the piece.

The People’s Choice Award (combined category) 

Selected from all Finalists. This award reflects a piece that is voted on by the visiting public throughout the duration of the FURNITEX Connect event from 9-12 July 2015 in the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Victoria.

 

Key Dates 

6 October 2015

Applications Open

Online
www.australianfurniture.org.au/ACE 

2 May 2016  

Applications Close

Email
events@australianfurniture.org.au  

6 & 7 July 2016 

Exhibition Bump In 

FURNITEX & design 
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Qld    

8 July 2016

FURNITEX & design
(Trade Only) 

FURNITEX & design
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Qld 

9 & 10 July 2016

FURNITEX & design
(Trade & Consumer) 

FURNITEX & design
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Qld  

8 July 2016 

Judging  

FURNITEX & design
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Qld 

9 July 2016 

Award Winners Announced 

Australian Furniture Industry Awards
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Qld  

11 July 2016 

Exhibition Bump Out 

FURNITEX & design
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Qld

 

 

 

 

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