Published on : Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Australian Furniture Industry Awards are the pinnacle of recognition for outstanding design and manufacturing practices in the Australian furniture Industry. This year’s Awards were held on Saturday July 12 under the magnificent dome of Melbourne’s World Heritage Listed Exhibition Building. With an outstanding array of nominations received including a record number of student nominated pieces, this year’s awards were a true testament to the spirit of the Australian furniture industry.
Residential – Occasional/Entertainment/Cinema
Quarter Curved Audiovisual Unit by Christian Cole Furniture, Victoria
The Quarter Curved employs the innovative technique of using solid timber curved with finger joints. The edges are then hand-painted and sanded to create a natural line. The drawers have been dovetailed and feature premium quality Blum Movento push catch runners.
Residential – Lounge, Wholesale/Retail
Mercer by Molmic, Victoria
Shown in a chaise and 4 seater combination Mercer is unique and versatile and is perfectly suited for today’s modern interiors. With its contemporary yet high winged back appeal it provides comfort as well as functionality and modern charm.
Residential – Bedroom, Wholesale/Retail
Gap by Silver Lynx, Victoria
The use of feature grade blackbutt enlivens this understaged yet elegant bedroom collection. The use of blackbutt provides The Gap with strong contrast in colour tones. The features of blackbutt being knots, fiddleback, gum vein, worm hole and course texture provides this suite with a depth of character and an extremely popular choice for Australian consumers. The Gap has been selected on multiple occasions by contestants of the popular television program ‘The Block’.
Residential Built-in – Bathroom
Indulgence – Applecross Master Suite by International Cabinets, Western Australia
This ensuite was built to grand proportions and satisfied the clients love of intricate moulds and detailing. Complete with a separate his and hers section mirrored around a central window, there are plenty of storage options including drawers, cupboards and shaving cabinets. A central raised section allows extra drawer storage to the side and extra benchtop space.