When the INDE.Awards Shortlist was recently announced, there was no doubt in our minds that the competition for the category winning place would be tight. The INDE.Awards Jury spent many hours over many days adjudicating hundreds of entries – no small task.
Jurors were impressed by the boundary-pushing projects and practices present in this year’s awards. “Design across the board, whether public or private, large or small scale, continues to push boundaries and embrace new challenges from upcycling to human engagement,” comments Juror Leone Lorrimer of Lorrimer Consulting (Australia).
The Jury also highlighted some of the really exciting moments they experienced while judging. “The workplace category demonstrated very high-quality design, even though workplace requires a prolonged process with extended stakeholder engagement,” says Lorrimer. Meanwhile Juror Sue Carr of Carr (Australia) highlighted The Multi-Residential Building category as a standout “with the calibre of the project work highly representative of a sector performing at its peak”.
On Friday 21 June, INDE.Awards will hold its grand gala event at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton. Book your tickets here and go in the draw for an Eames Chair and Ottoman from Herman Miller.
The biggest date on the INDE calendar, the gala brings together our vast region of creatives in a melting pot of celebration and activity. Most exciting of all is the presentation of 13 category winners, 11 honourable mentions, the Best of the Best awards. In 2019 INDE.Awards will also present an inaugural Editors’ Gold Mark, awarded by Indesign Media’s Regional Editorial Board for progressiveness in design.
The evening will be led by MC Fenella Kernebone. Kernebone is famed in Australia for her work as an ideas curator, presenter, MC, producer and speaker – particularly within creative industries. She is head of curation for TEDxSydney, host of Lumina – a new podcast for AFTRS, and a new board director of the National Trust (NSW). Kernebone appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International.
The gala is the perfect opportunity to rub shoulders with the thought-leaders and luminaries within our international design community. In attendance will be esteemed Jurors Shashi Caan (USA/UK), Luke Yeung (Thailand), and Leone Lorrimer, Paul McGillick, Sue Carr and James Calder (Australia).
The event goes beyond simply awarding the region’s best talent, it also offers a dedicated space for engaging with the people who are shaping our regional discourse. Among those select individuals will be INDE.Awards Ambassadors Palinda Kannangara (Sri Lanka), studiomake’s David Schafer (Thailand), Josh Carmody and Andrew Piva of B.E Architecture (Australia). And INDE.Awards’ incredible Partners – all leaders in design in their own right: Zenith, Bosch, Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Cosentino, Cult, Gaggenau, Haworth, Herman Miller, Living Edge, PGH Bricks & Pavers, Wilkhahn, Woven Image, Zip, and Trophy Partner Dinosaur Designs.