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The Queensland Premier’s Design Awards return for 2011

The Queensland Premier’s Design Awards return for 2011

After the success of last year’s event, the Queensland Premier’s Design Awards are back for their secon official year and ready to add more inspiring design ambassadors to their ranks.

So what are the Queensland Premier’s Design Awards you ask?

The awards were started in 2006 when Arts Queensland established the Smart State Designer of the Year Award in conjunction with the Design Institute of Australia. Originally part of a broader Queensland Design Awards program, it was created to recognise design excellence and leadership within the Queensland design industry.  However since inception it has morphed into an annual event recognising how good design Рin theory and practice Рhas a profound effect on business, lifestyle, innovation and of course culture.

Inaugural winner of the Smart State fellowship, Alexander Loterzstain used his winnings to travel, but said what he really got from entering the competition was perspective – after all, the submission process required him to pull together his last (or rather his first) 10 years of work. At the same time 2010’s Emerging Design Leader and environmentally-motivated designer Kent Gration used his winnings to venture into his sustainable furniture’s heartland – The Bamboo Ocean – and absorbed all he could about the manufacturing process behind the materials he used to create beautiful, and functional products.

If good design inspire you to inspire others, head over to The Queensland Premier’s Design Awards and apply now. Submissions close COB Friday 29 April.

Yours in Inspirational Design,


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