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We’re looking for New Zealand’s best new furniture

Article by Home Magazine

Our Design Awards 2015 seeks the most exciting new furniture and objects for the home. This includes 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 up to 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. You could win a $3000 appliance of your choice from Fisher & Paykel.

Entry information at the bottom of this post.

Here are some of the winning designers and finalists from last year’s competition. (The video above shows Nat Cheshire and Emily Priest of Cheshire Architects talking about the design of the winning ‘Parison’ pendant).

HOME magazine 2014 Design Awards winner and finalists. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

From left: Nat Cheshire of Cheshire Architects; Nathan Goldsworthy of Goldsworthy; Tim Webber of Tim Webber Design; Simon James of Resident; Nigel Groom and Emma Fox-Derwin of Well-Groomed Fox; and Timothy John of Timothy John Design. Photographed by Toaki Okano at Auckland’s White Studios on May 7.

The winner of the 2014 Design Awards was Cheshire Architects for the ‘Parison’ pendant for Resident (below).

The 'Parison' pendant by Cheshire Architects. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

The ‘Parison’ pendant by Cheshire Architects. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

And here are 2014’s other finalists, in no particular order:

The 'Pi' table by Roderick Fry for Moaroom. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

The ‘Pi’ table by Roderick Fry for Moaroom. Photograph by Toaki Okano. Pottery by Martin Poppelwell from Melanie Roger Gallery.

'Ballerina' tables and 'Ballet' chairs by Nathan Goldsworthy for Goldsworthy. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

‘Ballerina’ tables and ‘Ballet’ chairs by Nathan Goldsworthy for Goldsworthy. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

'Notch' pendants by Well-Groomed Fox. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

‘Notch’ pendants by Well-Groomed Fox. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

'Bowler' light, 'Splay' table and 'Nordic' chair by Timothy John for Paper Plane. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

‘Bowler’ light, ‘Splay’ table and ‘Nordic’ chair by Timothy John for Paper Plane. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

'Duffle' ottoman by Tim Webber for Tim Webber Design. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

‘Duffle’ ottoman by Tim Webber for Tim Webber Design. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

'Pick Up Sticks' chair by Simon James for Resident. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

‘Pick Up Sticks’ chair by Simon James for Resident. Photograph by Toaki Okano.

Photographer Toaki Okano, and stylists Kendyl Middelbeek and Samantha Totty.

Entry information

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, City Works Depot, 77 Cook Street, Auckland 1010

All entries must be received by 5pm on Friday June 12, 2015. A judging panel will choose finalists to view in person before choosing the winner. The works of the winner and finalists will be published in our August/September 2015 issue.

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