What with all the excitement about the new iSlate, we missed Australia Day yesterday.
And so wanted to use today to write a post involving words like “Sheila”, “Sheila”, “I can see the pub from here!” and “Sheila”
Then we discovered that we’d also missed the announcement of the shortlist for the 2010 Australian International Design Awards.
And that seemed a much better subject than lazy international stereotypes.
The “Architectural and Interior” products section of the 2010 Awards shortlist is, more or less, dominated by office chairs including new models from Herman Miller and Wilkhahn.
But for us the aesthetic winner is without doubt Raimond by Raimond Puts for moooi.
This was one of the first products we saw at the 2009 Saloni in Milan, and one of the best.
Not least because it is enormous.
Similarly to Richard Sapper’s Tizio lamp foro Artemide, the electricity in Raimond passes through the stainless “spring steel” structure; the various paths being then “joined” by the LEDs.
Resembling an exaggerated Bohr Atom diagram, Raimond brings a wonderful, aesthetic ambiance to every room.
If that is enough to impress the Aussies, we don’t know… but we do hope so.
The winners will be announced in Sydney on June 4 2010.