New pieces from Freedom‘s Autumn collection.  Clockwise from top left – Victor rug - $186,  a cluster of Single Bulb Pendants – $69.95 each, cute new cushions including ‘Draftsmen’ and ‘Molly’ – from $39.95, Satellite Coffee Table – $149, Carpenter’s Dining Table – $1499 and Venus chair in ‘Goldilocks’ – just $99.00.

I was very lucky recently to be amongst a couple of other brilliant local bloggers invited to attend the launch of Freedom‘s new Autumn collection in Sydney.  Ooh la la it was a rather impressive event held in the very beautiful Sydney College of the Arts studio buildings in Rozelle – and even featured an intimate performance by Sally Seltmann of ‘1,2,3,4‘ songwriting fame!  Suffice to say we were very well looked after – although mainly I was just pretty excited to be treated like actual ‘media’!  How posh.

ANYWAY the folks at Freedom are doing their darndest to shake things up with their latest collection, and I must admit they did surprise me with some of their new pieces!  Alongside the more traditional styles they’re well known for, they’ve also just launched some super contemporary and limited edition products which caught my attention.  My pick of the bunch is pictured above… although I must say it was VERY hard to choose between the 10 new limited edition rainbow coloured Venus Dining chairs!  With names like  ‘Goldilocks’ (pictured above), ‘Leprechaun’ and ‘Bubble Gum’, I’m sure these guys will have no trouble making new friends!

LUCKILY for you guys, the lovely girls at Freedom HQ have decided to offer a super generous giveaway for 2 lucky Design Files readers!  One reader will win a $750.00 Freedom gift voucher, and there is also $250.00 voucher for second prize!

The rules for this comp a little different to usual, please pay attention!

To enter, you must :

- Visit the freedom website here.

- Select your favourite item from the Autumn 2011 collection. (can be furniture, accessories, anything!)

- pop back here and leave a comment on this post today, letting us know in 25 words or less your favourite item from the current range and why!

Two winners will then be selected and contacted tomorrow by email!  This competition is open to all Australian and New Zealand residents only.

(Freedom have posted the fineprint terms and conditions for this giveaway over here if you are so inclined).

Yippee thanks Freedom!  Whoever wins this one, I will give you extra points if you buy 6 x Venus dining chairs in 6 different colours!  How cool would that be?

*Update – This giveaway is now closed!  Thanks so much for all your entries!  The winners were comment #24 – Kitty’s Kaboodle, and second place winner, #96 – Madeleine Beatty!