This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

The Power Of Collaboration Celebrated In The TDF Design Awards

TDF Design Awards

Our inaugural TDF Design Awards not only champion the work of individual practitioners, but also showcase the power of teamwork and collaboration!

Across object design, installation, furniture, landscape design and interiors – this award highlights how partnerships can forge new design directions and brilliant outcomes.

The winner from this shortlist, as judged by  Amanda Henderson of Gloss Creative, iconic artist Ken Done, and Jeremy Wortsman of The Jacky Winter Group, will be unveiled at our awards presentation – next week!

9th September, 2019

Tom Fereday & Earp Bros, OMNI Breeze Block. Photo – Jason Busch.

Thomas Coward & Artedomus, New Volumes. Photo – Sean Fennessy. Styling – Natalie Turnbull. 

Dale Hardiman & Tom Skeehan, Friends & Associates, Welcome to Wasteland. Photo – Josh Robenstone.

Thomas Coward & Artedomus, New Volumes

Made from specially supplied stone from Artedomus, Thomas Coward worked with seven designers to create unique and beautiful products that conjure a sense of a modern artefact. The collaboration focused on highlighting the qualities of the stone, that has been exclusively supplied by Artedomus for the past 15 years. The outcome is a collection of contemporary pieces inspired by the strength and beauty of Elba marble.

Dale Hardiman & Tom Skeehan, Friends & Associates, Welcome to Wasteland

Industrial design meets waste management in this experimental exhibition that involved over 50 collaborators and 31 project outcomes, exploring the role of design in combating some of the greatest moral issues of our time.

Welcome To Wasteland was part of the Melbourne Design Week, and explored climate change, waste and pollution across scales of whole ecosystems and individual consumer choices. The multidisciplinary project included architects, industrial designers, furniture makers and researchers.

 

Kosloff Architecture + Callum Morton + Monash Art Projects + Rush Wright Associates, 18 Innovation Revitalisation Project. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

TSAR Carpets, Byzantine Design and Luke Furniture for X-Materiality. Photo – Lillie Thompson.

Kosloff Architecture + Callum Morton + Monash Art Projects + Rush Wright Associates, 18 Innovation Walk Revitalisation Project

A reskinning of an existing university building, this project sees a strategic alignment between art and architecture to create an innovative new project, and incredible new entrance for students and staff.

The project aligned Kosloff Architecture with artist Callum Morton to develop a collaborative project that introduces a new contemporary update to a Modernist building.

TSAR Carpets, Byzantine Design and Luke Furniture for X-Materiality.

Based on a mutual fascination of deep sea coral and creatures, this collaboration initiated by TSAR Carpets created two interior installations that convey a calming nostalgia and display their expertise with materials.

For Melbourne Design Week, the team created calming underwater inspired scenes, and told a story through textures, layers and colours.

Cantilever Interiors & DesignOffice, Tableau. Photo – Dan Hocking.

Cindy-Lee Davies & Dustin Fritsche, NWAY. Photo – Frances Normoyle.

Cantilever Interiors & DesignOffice, Tableau

Cantilever Interiors and DesignOffice have combined forces to create practical and effective kitchen systems, designed with precision and elegance. The collaboration between designer and maker follows user-centered design principles that allow for personalised customisation. Tableau is comprised of two primary elements, the Block and Bench, which are supported by the Shelf and Store.

Cindy-Lee Davies & Dustin Fritsche, NWAY

This bed is designed to accommodate a growing family, in a way that is both functional and beautiful. The tactile modern design considers how furniture interacts with family routine. Cindy-Lee Davis (of Lightly) and Dustin Frische (of Softer Studio) have focused on the beauty of hand-made craftsmanship to create a Victorian Ash frame and dowel bedhead, inspired by the ‘Sebra Cot’ by Danish architect Viggo Einfeldt.

Tyrone ‘Rone’ Wright & Carly Spooner, RONE Empire. Photo – Tyrone Wright. Styling – Carly Spooner.

Paige Anderson, Hayley Sparks and Emma Leonard, The Dreamers. Photo – Hayley Sparks. Illustrations – Emma Leonard.

MUIR + OPENWORK, Doubleground. Photo – Peter Bennetts.

Paige Anderson, Hayley Sparks and Emma Leonard, The Dreamers

A whimsical project that combines photography, styling and illustration to create a storybook style shoot, aimed to encourage children not to be afraid of their dreams and nightmares. The project creates dreamworlds for children to escape into, and was produced for international magazine KIDS.

MUIR + OPENWORK, Doubleground

The combined skills of landscape, interior and design practices aligned in this NGV Architecture Commission, where the two firms sought to re-emphasise the value of public space through their intervention into the garden. Muir and Openwork intervened in the NGV gardens to create new spaces through lines, walls, tectonic folds that invite visitors to explore.

Tyrone ‘Rone’ Wright & Carly Spooner, RONE Empire

An installation project occupying multiple rooms of a historical 1930s Art Deco property that aimed to transport audiences back to its glamorous heyday, juxtaposing beauty and decay. The project created a haunting immersive journey combining Rone’s large scale murals, furnishings and decorative details by stylist Carly Spooner, installations by Loose Leaf, bespoke scent by Kat Snowden, multi-channel sound design by Nick Batterham, and art by Callum Preston.

View Comments

Similar Stories

TDF Design Awards

Announcing... The Design Files Design Awards FINALISTS!

From over 500 entries, down to 125 finalists. We're thrilled to announce the shortlisted projects for the TDF Design Awards 2019!

Interiors

Tour The Australian Interior Design Award-Winning Projects

Spotlight on this year's winners, from residential design and decoration to emerging design practices.
Elle Murrell

TDF Design Awards

Presenting The TDF Design Awards Residential Architecture Finalists!

From converted powerstations to concrete shrouded glass, we present the best residential architecture projects in Australia, selected from 6...

This Week

Creative People

Landscape Studio Ayus Botanical On Creating Calming + Enduring Gardens

The husband-and-wife team of Ayus Botanical share the thoughtful processes behind their lush residential and commercial projects!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras

Interiors

A Green New Addition For An Ageing Edwardian Home

Brave New Eco revitalises an existing Brunswick home for multiple generations with a new extension, natural material palette and clever use

Architecture

The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.

Stays

A Dreamy Getaway With Panoramic Views In The Heart Of Hobart

Edwardian architecture meets a Japanese-style extension at this peaceful Tasmanian retreat, complete with spectacular views of the city, riv...
Christina Karras

News

Bruce Munro's Spectacular Light Installations Are Coming To Heide

See a showcase of light and colour when the acclaimed English-Australian artist takes over Heide Museum of Modern Art and its gardens!
Sponsored

Homes

A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Kerrie-Ann Jones’ renovated retro pad in Sydney’s southern beaches is a sun-drenched dream home!
Lucy Feagins
  15 hours ago

Architecture

A Compact + Colourful Extension Of A Fun Family Home

Foomann Architects replaced this Melbourne home's dated extension with a personality-filled renovation, behind a vibrant pink door!
Christina Karras

Homes

A Creative Couple’s Loft-Style Pad, With Brooklyn Vibes!

Designer Phi Do and his husband Yaniv Brayer give us a tour through their warehouse-style Richmond townhouse.

Studio Visit

Kelly Thompson’s Playful Preston Showroom Clashes Colour In The Best Way

The clever creative behind online store, Makers’ Mrkt, gives us an inside look at her fun Preston stockroom-turned-store!
Christina Karras

Creative People

Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Shopping

8 Local Creatives Making Furniture That Doubles As Art

Meet our favourite designers and makers pushing the limits of traditional furniture with their sculptural and striking pieces!
Christina Karras
  7 hours ago

Interiors

A Mediterranean-Inspired Holiday Home Right On The Water’s Edge

CLO Studios styled the interior of this new Noosa home (dubbed Sky Garden) with earthy tones and pieces by local artists.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Costume + Production Designer, Catherine Martin

The four-time Oscar winning designer shares insights from her career working alongside husband Baz Luhrmann, and how she helped bring 'Elvis...
Christina Karras

Interiors

Two Sleek + Stylish Side-By-Side Homes On One Block!

This dual-occupancy build by Boutique Developments proves developments don't have to be generic, with each unit offering up its own contrast...
Christina Karras

Similar Stories

TDF Design Awards

Announcing... The Design Files Design Awards FINALISTS!

We're thrilled to announce the shortlisted projects for the TDF Design Awards 2019!

Interiors

Tour The Australian Interior Design Award-Winning Projects

Spotlight on this year's winners, from residential design and decoration to emerging design practices.
Elle Murrell

TDF Design Awards

Presenting The TDF Design Awards Residential Architecture Finalists!

From converted powerstations to concrete shrouded glass, we present the best residential architecture projects in Australia, selected from 6...

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net