VIVID Emerging Designer Awards

VIVID Emerging Designer Awards is Australia’s longest-running design competition. Entering its third decade, this highly respected industry platform shines a spotlight on our emerging and early career furniture, lighting & object designers. The VIVID Emerging Designer Awards has advanced the careers of many prolific Australian designers including Nicole Monks, Edward Linacre, Adam Markowitz, Dale Hardiman, Dean Norton and Marta Figueiredo… and is the leading award program for emerging and early career Australian designers. Supported by Australia’s leading design media and professional bodies, VIVID 2024 promises to unveil more outstanding Australian design talent.

VIVID Emerging Designer Awards X Latitude

Curated by Latitude Group’s Daniel Dalla Riva, VIVID Emerging Designer Awards is an important destination for local and international design professionals and enthusiasts. Latitude is an advocate for authentic design and nurturing emerging Australian designers. Latitude has curated the VIVID Emerging Designer Awards for eight years and is proud to have played a part in advancing the careers of some of Australia’s most progressive furniture, object, and lighting designers.

VIVID Emerging Designer Awards has already assisted over 1,300 designers with more than 1,500 products to kick-start their careers. Judged by a panel of prominent and respected industry figures, finalists will exhibit their work at the VIVID Emerging Designer Awards Exhibition at Decor + Design from 17th-19th July 2024.

Awards categories include Furniture Design, Lighting Design, Object Design, Concept Design, the Authentic Design Alliance Award of Merit, the Dulux Award for Colour, the 2024 Judges Choice Award, and the 2024 Student Design Award.

It was such a rewarding and valuable experience being part of the VIVID Emerging Designer Awards 2021, I feel the awards are a true representation of the Australian design community, which is both creatively progressive and encouraging. An amazing awards program where industry leaders and emerging talent meet to celebrate the achievements of local design together
Dean Norton, VIVID Emerging Designer Awards 2021 Judges Choice Award Winner
Entering VIVID was an extremely rewarding experience. Having the opportunity to exhibit my work alongside some of the brightest emerging designers and meet so many people active in the Melbourne industry was inspirational beyond what I expected.
Julia Quirk, VIVID Emerging Designer Awards 2021 Concept Design Award Winner

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