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Winners announced for 2013 Student Design Awards

15 August 2013

Winners announced for 2013 Student Design Awards

A record 100 entries were received for this year’s ECC Student Craft/Design Awards with the Supreme Award going to Hayden Maunsell’s entry Table Lamp - Dark. Hayden is a third year student at Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawkes Bay; he takes home $3,000 prize money, will have his work exhibited at The Dowse Art Museum and be flown to Wellington for the awards evening next Friday, 23 August.

The First Runner Up prize of $1,000 cash went to Nicole Wesseling from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design with the clothing range, Vincent. The Second Runner Up, also collecting $1000, was Simon Ellison from Victoria University with his Leveilla Table. The three major winners’ work will all be exhibited at The Dowse from 24 August – 30 August.

The 2013 judges were: Mike Thorburn, Managing Director ECC; Karl Fritsch, Jeweller; Heather Crichton, Vice President of The Friends of The Dowse and Courtney Johnston, Director of The Dowse. Read more about our judges here:

“The standard of entries this year was incredibly high and we were also very impressed by the wide range of entries, from jewellery to architecture to film” says Johnston, “We were seduced by Hayden’s exquisitely crafted lamp, which breaks this everyday item down into its component parts and creates in that way a beautiful, sculptural, yet functional object.”

The ten Highly Commended Awards went to: Avara Moody - Plantonic, 3D printed LED grow light (Massey University); Caroline Thomas - Hang it all brooch (Whitireia Community College); Earl Steward – Bits Shoe digital shoe (Victoria University); Ian Fergusson - Film real video (Victoria University); Joe Levy - Spoolstool (Victoria University); Jyoti Kalyanji - Machine crafted, three dimensional machine knitted forms (Auckland University of Technology); Moniek Schrijer - The Navigator Necklace (Whitireia Community College); Soyun Park - Edge ring (Victoria University); Tori Gibbs (Group) - Four chairs (Massey University); and Yvette Kortright - Modsmock textile design (Massey University).

These prestigious annual awards, run by the Friends of the Dowse and hosted at The Dowse Art Museum, have been supporting the careers of designers and crafters for over 25 years. ECC is a nationally-recognised lighting and furniture design company, bringing exceptional designs from all over the world into our homes and commercial environments. The Friends of The Dowse thank ECC for their generous support.


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