2020 Winners
Residential Architecture
Andrew Burges Architects, Bismarck House

Bismarck House uses raw materials and sculpted spaces to integrate house and garden, connecting the home to the streetscape on an adjacent laneway.

Interior Design
YSG Studio, Budge Over Dover

Honed with an artisanal energy mutually celebrating whimsy and functionality, a hard-edged freestanding coastal house was transformed into a tactile haven celebrating nuanced colour and sculptural forms. 

Furniture Design
Adam Goodrum + Arthur Seigneur, Exquisite Corpse 'Longbow' Credenza

Using the 17th century art of straw marquetry, this longbow is decorated with more than 10,000 ribbons of coloured straw. The kaleidoscopic design is inspired by the natural geometry of the lotus blossom.

Lighting Design
COPPER, Flask Lighting System

These striking, mouth blown glass luminaires are the fruit of an obsession with the way light refracts through coloured glass. The completely customisable lighting system takes the form of sconces, pendants and tubular mounts. 

Sustainable Design or Initiative
Good Citizens, 100% Recycled Eyewear

A father and son duo repurpose discarded single-use plastic bottles into sunglasses frames, creating two classic styles that are 100% recycled, and made in Sydney. 

Landscape Design
Kathleen Murphy Landscape Design, Native Retreat-Studio Garden

A landscape designer’s own ever-evolving garden combines native and exotic plants to mimic the local Macedon Ranges climate. 

Textile Design
North, Tiwi Strong Women’s Collection

A not-for-profit lifestyle brand facilitating the economic agency of remote Aboriginal artists and art centres presents a textile collection of hand-screen printed fashion. The Tiwi artists are Pirlangimpi, Milikapiti and Wurrumiyanga people, who share stories of their connection to country through jilamara (design).

Tjunkaya Tapaya of Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Tjanpi Teapot

Woven from native grasses, this colourful teapot provides a playful representation of tea-making, an important cultural practice in the NPY lands. Tjanpi Desert Weavers is an Indigenous governed and directed social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC).

Edition Office & Daniel Boyd, For Our Country 

Made primarily of basalt shard, For Our Country is the inaugural National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial, commissioned by the Australian War Memorial and located on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country. The monument privileges an Indigenous gaze, both of the landscape and surroundings of the site, but also to the history, service and sacrifice that came before it.

Emerging Designer
Fowler and Ward, Architects

Jessie Fowler and Tara Ward formed their own architecture practice, Fowler and Ward, in 2018. The studio has a passion for designing residential spaces that give back to the city they love, from creating homes in small spaces to multi-residential developments that increase density without overwhelming neighbourhood character.