In the December 2011 edition:

: 2011 FX International Interior Design Awards Winner
: Supernova Light Launches
: Indesign Issue 46 Pulse Feature
: Tectonic Pendant Light - London Design Festival - Matilda
: Griffith University AEL Young Alumni nomination


: 2011 FX International Interior Design Awards Winner

The Consellation Pendant Light has won the 2011 FX International Interior Design Award for Eco Product and Project. Now in its 12th year, the prestigious FX Awards invite both UK and International design talent to enter the very best of interior products and projects. Organised by FX magazine, these coveted awards, and the grand, glamorous black tie ceremony which celebrates them at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, are the highlights of the international design industry calendar.

The night was attended by over 1000 architecture and design industry professionals with a high-calibre shortlisted field of established designers, studios and interiors product companies (below link). Shortlisted Eco Product and Project entrants included: Artefakt, BAF Graphics, BDP, Cushman & Wakefield, Desso & InterfaceFlor. Thank you to the judges and organisers for such a successful awards program and event. Thank you also to Kalleen Knowles for accepting the award on behalf of Wambamboo/Integration Studio.

FX International Interior Design Awards website/winners


: Supernova Light Launches

The Supernova Pendant Light is a variant of the Constellation Pendant Light, allowing for exploration of colour options. The internal structure of the light lends itself to either a single or more spectacular two-tone colour scheme. All colour variants are customisable using water-based acrylic finishes with a clear water-based top-coat. Corporate colours may also be specified with the option for metallic paint finishes.


: Indesign Issue 46 Pulse Feature

Kent Gration was recently featured in the Pulse section of Indesign Issue 46. The feature showcased Kent's career, achievements and inspiration behind the Wambamboo range. Each Pulse feature showcases the practice and inspiration from an array of Australian and international designers, architects and creatives. Previous issues have included Korban and Flaubert, Kerry and Lindsay Clare, Ian Moore & Chris Rak.

Thank you to Mandi Keighran (Indesign Magazine), Jenna Reed Burns (Writer) and Roger D'Souza (Photographer) for their time and effort in producing such a comprehensive article, cover image and selection of Wambamboo pieces.


: Tectonic Pendant Light - London Design Festival - Matilda

The Tectonic Pendant Lights premiered as part of the Matilda showcase of 30 of the best and newest product designers and makers from Australia at the London Design Festival (LDF) September 22-25. The lights are limited edition small-scale sculptural pieces, inspired by tectonic plate movement and the equalisation and distribution of geological mass above and below sea level.

The showcase was part of designjunction located in the basement of Victoria House, within the Clerkenwell Design District. Participation was made possible with funding from Arts Queensland.


: Griffith University AEL Young Alumni Award nomination

Kent Gration was recently nominated for the 2011 inaugural Griffith University Arts, Education and Law Alumni Awards, which focus on recognising the significant work undertaken by alumni. The awards acknowledge and celebrate former students' outstanding success, and contributions to their profession, chosen field and to the community. A total of nine awards were presented during the evening including the Alumnus of the Year Award and Young Alumnus of the Year Award, which Kent was nominated for.