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Fringe Furniture - Emerging Designer Award


Fringe Furniture | Emerging Designer Award


Fringe is an exciting time of year and Craft is always thrilled to support Fringe Furniture with our Emerging Designer Award. 

It is fantastic to see how Fringe Furniture has grown and developed over the years to incorporate an ever expanding breadth of local designers and makers. To think that only in 2011 there were no more than 35 participants! 

This year among 147 works on exhibition, we awarded two prizes! Congratulations to both Kayla Lim for her work, ‘The Bend’ and Olas Design for their ‘GH Bike Rack’. 

Kayla’s ’The Bend’ is made form Western Beech - Hydrowood, glass, aluminium and steel and uses the traditional woodcraft technique of hot pipe bending - which is traditionally associated with making luthiers (ie. violins). 

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Olas Design are emerging furniture makers trained with a minimalist approach to design. 

The ‘GH Bike Rack’ is a simple and elegant solution for bike and helmet storage; it is a beautiful functional object, but also stands alone as a sculptural piece. 

Fringe Furniture is on until 30 September in the beautiful Rosina Auditorium at Abbotsford Convent. 

 Olas Design,  GH Bike Rack.  Photo - Andy Mullens

Olas Design, GH Bike Rack. Photo - Andy Mullens