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Emerging Designer Award 2015

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Shortlisted designer Nicholas Fuller with his 'Phil' chair, crafted from American white oak using hand planes and rasps. Photography - Adam Stone

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China Heights gallery in Sydney provided a white space with industrial touches as a backdrop for the sleek designs. Photography - Adam Stone

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Archier's Chris Haddad (left) and Chris Gilbert (right) share a moment on their Otway Circle Table. Photography - Adam Stone

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T&W Editorial Director Karen McCartney officially launches the event. Photography - Adam Stone

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Archier's Hex candle holders are made from concrete and natural brass. Photography - Adam Stone

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Karen McCartney spoke of T&W's support of local, original design. Photography - Adam Stone

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Designer Stephen Roy rests on his 'Brace System' bench behind his Callisto lamp, created in collaboration with glassmaker Drew Spangenberg. Photography - Adam Stone

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Photography - Adam Stone

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Designer Rowan Turnham with his 'Exo' lights, designed with Matthew Harding. Photography - Adam Stone

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Designer Kenny Son (Studiokyss) and friend admire the designs of Jack Frost. Photography - Adam Stone

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The shape of the striking steel 'Morse' pendant by Elliot Gorham (Noddy Boffin) is inspired by a machine tool spindle taper system. Photography - Adam Stone

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Emerging Designer Award judge David Harrison (left) explains the finer points to T&W's Chris Deal and Victoria Baker. Photography - Adam Stone

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Nicholas Fuller's completed a furniture making apprenticeship before moving into design, and his focus on craftsmanship is evidence in the 'Juxts' desk and 'Stacking' boxes. Photography - Adam Stone

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Photography - Adam Stone

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Daast's ingenious 'Harpoon' universal joint holds furniture together using compression only. Photography - Adam Stone

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The 'Exo' light series by Rowan Turnham and Matthew Harding was inspired by engineered structures. Photography - Adam Stone

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The smaller, beautifully crafted objects of Studiokyss were perfect fodder for Instagram. #tweda Photography - Adam Stone

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Photography - Adam Stone

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The delicate works of Canberra based silversmith Alison Jackson were displayed on floating shelves. Photography - Adam Stone

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Archier's Otway Circle Table and Hex candle holders. Photography - Adam Stone

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Hugh Altschwager of Inkster Maken designs using local materials, including timber and South Australian limestone. Photography - Adam Stone

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Photography - Adam Stone

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Designer Stephen Roy. In the background, the geometric face of his OneSixth Wall Clock. Photography - Adam Stone

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Photography - Adam Stone

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Studiokyss's metal and concrete paperweights proved irresistibly tactile. Photography - Adam Stone

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Photography - Adam Stone



Click through our gallery of pics from the launch event for our 2015 Emerging Designer Award. See your favourite furniture and lighting pieces in situ, catch a glimpse of the designers, and enjoy the buzz. Ain't no party like an Emerging Designer party...

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