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We’re looking for NZ’s best furniture and homeware

Article by Home Magazine

NZ’s best designers – this is your moment! 

Each year our furniture and homeware Design Awards – sponsored by our friends at Fisher & Paykel – celebrate the best work by New Zealand’s most talented designers.

Now we’re calling for entries for our Design Awards 2016. The winner and finalists will receive a $3000 Fisher & Paykel appliance of their choice, and be published online and in our magazine in early August. Entry details are at the bottom of this post.

A refresher: Last year’s winner was the beautiful ‘Torchon’ pendant light by Cheshire Architects for Resident.

The 'Torchon' pendant by Cheshire Architects for Resident. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The ‘Torchon’ pendant by Cheshire Architects for Resident. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

 

The ‘Torchon’ is made in a fiery rush by glass artist Luke Jacomb in an unassuming little shed in west Auckland. You can see this amazing process this clip.

 

Here are the other finalists in last year’s Design Awards. We look forward to showcasing more New Zealand beauty and ingenuity this year.

'Untitled' table by Goldsworthy Studio. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

‘Untitled’ table by Goldsworthy Studio. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The 'V' wall light by Resident Studio. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The ‘V’ wall light by Resident Studio. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The 'Line' collection of floor and table lamps by Douglas and Bec. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The ‘Line’ collection of floor and table lamps by Douglas and Bec. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

'Apt' shelving by Emma Fox-Derwin and Nigel Groom of Well-Groomed Fox. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

‘Apt’ shelving by Emma Fox-Derwin and Nigel Groom of Well-Groomed Fox. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The 'Stellar' sofa by Tim Webber, a finalist in our Design Awards 2015. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The ‘Stellar’ sofa by Tim Webber, a finalist in our Design Awards 2015. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The 'Mesh Space Pendant' by Flynn Talbot for Resident. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The ‘Mesh Space Pendant’ by Flynn Talbot for Resident. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The 'Shift' table by Tim Webber. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.

The ‘Shift’ table by Tim Webber. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Styling by Sam Smith and Catherine Wilkinson.


How to enter

Our Design Awards 2016, sponsored by Fisher & Paykel, seek the most exciting new furniture and objects for the home.

Entries are due by 5pm, Wednesday June 15, 2016.

Entries can include ceramics, glassware and tableware or any similar item that can be displayed and used in an interior setting. Entries are welcome from established artists and designers, as well as newcomers to the field.

Entrants must submit at least five images (from a variety of angles) of the furniture or objects they have designed with a 250-word statement about the project and its designers.

Send entries to designawards@bauermedia.co.nz

MAIL Design Awards, HOME, Bauer Media, Private Bag 92512, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141

COURIER Design Awards, HOME, Bauer Media, Shed 12, Cityworks Depot, 77 Cook Street, Auckland 1010

The finalists and winner will be selected by Mark Elmore, design director of Fisher & Paykel.

Terms and conditions

Entrants are welcome to submit items of furniture or other designs for the home. All objects entered must have been completed or first released in 2015/2016. Instructions of how to enter form part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry implies acceptance of the terms and conditions. The competition is open to anyone residing in New Zealand or New Zealand designers based abroad, except the employees of Bauer Media Group, their immediate families, dealers and agents. Bauer Media Group reserves the right to photograph, film and otherwise record all entries and judging processes, including designers, manufacturers and any associated parties for promotional and/or publicity purposes. Collaborative projects must be supplied at the time of entry by listing all of the parties involved. It is the responsibility of entrants to seek the consent of those parties. Entries must be received by 5pm on Wednesday June 15, 2016. The winner and finalists will have their work published online and in the August/September 2016 issue of HOME New Zealand. The judge’s decision is final. No correspondence may be entered into.

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