TDF Design Awards
Marta Figueiredo AKA Figgoscope Curates – Prima Familia Totems
A series of captivating human-scale sculptures and whimsical ottomans. Produced in traditional Portuguese burel (100% felted wool) fabrics, the Figgoscope Curates range heroes bold hues and 3D acoustic patterns.
Teresa Ceberek for Tsar Carpets – X-Materiality Collection
These two hand-tufted rug-cum-art-pieces mimic natural landscapes, creating a soft sensory experience for the user/viewer. At once playful, commanding and refined, Teresa’s designs challenge conventional ideas of what floor coverings can be.
Cassie Byrnes – Tourist
Featuring six print designs in natural, biodegradable fabrics, this fashion collection from the much-loved Melbourne-based designer melds childhood memories of growing up in North Queensland, with vivid iconography.
Julie White The Ghan – Anniversary Range
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of Australia’s most iconic train journey, Julie teamed up with The Ghan to design a ‘Ghanniversary’ silk scarf and pocket squares (plus a one-off promotional gown). Her design sees the corporate camel logo reinterpreted and elevated with hand-drawn flair.
Georgina Whigham – Woven Bag Series
Emulating characteristics of a plastic bag, yet seeking to counteract throwaway mass-produced connotations, Georgina’s linen and cotton bags are and ode to craftsmanship. The designs are handwoven in Canberra.
Esther Sandler – Togetherness
Esther has produced a range of garments showcasing unique handwriting, abstracted botanical motifs, and geometric shapes. The designs explore contrast: where land meets sea, desert meets forest, and city meets the untouched.
Natalie Ryan – Meander Designs Belgian Cotton Linen Cushions
This range of rustic, oatmeal cotton/linen cushions is locally printed. Natalie’s designs are adorned with painterly watercolour motifs that hero Australia’s unique flora, from iconic eucalyptus leaves to geometric banksia flowers.
Georgia Cannon – Style Revolutionary Rug Collection
This collection of rugs in flatwoven wool or jute are inspired by abstract watercolours interpretations of visiting New Zealand bushlands. Georgia’s range is further influenced by a love of mid-century design.
Rachel Castle – Sweet Pea Bedlinen Range
The Sydney-based artist and designer offers up an Australian answer to Marimekko and Liberty designs. Rachel’s bedlinen incorporates playful floral and spot repeat patterns in energetic colourways.
Sophie Matson – Købn Summer
Sophie’s latest beach towel, hand towel and plush bath mat collection puts an unexpected twist on new season stripes. The range draws on the colour play of Mexican architect Luis Bargain, high contrast metals, natural hues and chalky pastels.
ALL the info on shortlisted entrants in all categories can be found on the TDF Design Awards website!