Vivid Design Awards 2021

Showroom by Bowens was honoured to host the VIVID (Vibrant Visions in Design) Design Awards on Friday in the stunning Port Melbourne showroom, bringing together shortlisted applicants, local designers and industry media to highlight and showcase the abundance of talent in Australian design and innovation.

Curated by Latitude Group’s Environments Director and Showroom by Bowens Architecture & Design Specialist, Daniel Dalla Riva, all finalists and entries represent the incredible design talent in the country. Recognising and celebrating emerging local talent elevates the work Showroom by Bowens does to deliver the highest quality design elements, helping Australians build better with Bowens.

With a focus on the fresh, creative and out of the box thinking, VIVID Design Awards was developed to celebrate emerging Australian designers across furniture, lighting and object design. Launched and led by Decor + Design, the awards are highly regarded as the premier awards destination for Australian designers kick-starting their careers.

2021 marks the 18th anniversary of VIVID Design Awards, and due to COVID, is the first time that the exhibition has been held outside of the Decor & Design exhibition. Luckily for everyone involved, the awards were able to be hosted in the stunning Showroom by Bowens location to ensure the designs can be celebrated in the manner in which they deserve.

Winners of the 2021 VIVID awards are:
Furniture
Winner: Arch Bench by Samuel Burns
Commendations: Float Tables by Dean Norton and Twenty Chair by Vivien Clarke

Lighting
Winner: Onu Floor Light by Samuel Burns
Commendations: Stardust by Marta Figueiredo and Onu Pendant by Samuel Burns

Object
Winner: Optic Candelabra by Isaac Pelchen
Commendations: Eldur Outdoor Heater by Tom & Airlie Lang and On Hold by Zachary Hanna

Concept
Winner: Poly Chair by Julia Quirk
Commendations: Donatella by Roz de Waal and DOCK Seating Bench
& Side Table by Manuel Canestrini and Colin Whitehead

Colour
Winner:
Optic Candelabra by Isaac Pelchen
Commendations: special commendation for the Alien Vases by Lyn Wallis and Stardust by Marta Figueiredo

Authentic Design Alliance Award
Winners: Arch Bench by Samuel Burns and On Hold by Zachary Hanna

The Winners and the Finalists entries will be exhibited at Showroom by Bowens until December 6 2021.

As a dedicated resource for architects, interior and product designers, Showroom By Bowens is an architectural space that conceals and reveals a curated selection of architectural hardware, fittings and fixtures for commercial and residential projects and the perfect place to celebrate all the up and coming designers.

Architects, Designers, Specifiers and Builders are invited to share our space with their own clients. With full access to our material and finishes library and backed by our technical knowledge, the Showroom By Bowens team is here to facilitate your project specification

Showroom by Bowens hosted the awards, alongside Principal Partner Laminex, presenting partners Dulux, Artichoke, Design Institute of Australia, Authentic Design Alliance, and Houzz.