In the December 2012 edition:

: 2012 FX International Interior Design Awards
: Greenery Workstation Screen System
: SGAR Collectibles II - Totem Pendant Lights
: New Wambamboo branding
: X+Y Stools/Tables commercial fitout
: In Review - Hafele Showroom, South Brisbane
: In Review - State Library of Queensland APDL


: 2012 FX International Interior Design Awards

Following on from last year's win (Eco Project & Product : Constellation Pendant Light), the Greenery Workstation Screen System was recently Shortlisted for the 2012 FX International Interior Design Awards (Surfaces Category). Now in its 14th year, the prestigious FX Awards invite both UK and International design talent to enter the very best of interior products and projects. Last year, Wambamboo set a precedent as the first Australian company to win an FX Design award, among an international field of high calibre companies and design practices.

The event was attended by over 1000 design industry professionals and is the highlight of the design industry calendar, as well as providing important networking and collaborative opportunities.


: Greenery Workstation Screen System

The Greenery Screen System was designed to enable ease of social interaction and privacy in the workplace and at home, whilst reducing the amount of material and infrastructure found in typical workstation arrangements. The design reduces the austere nature of workplaces by introducing organically themed elements hence the title Greenery. The screens have a simple cord management system, reducing workplace clutter and accidental cord removal and can be universally applied to all desk areas.


: SGAR Collectibles II - Totem Pendant Lights

This SGAR Collectibles II exhibition features a collection of small scale artefacts. These pieces have been produced by a selection of local creatives, each responding to individual conceptual concerns to produce affordable collectibles. The Totem Pendant Lights reference organic and cultural interpretations of bamboo, from the personal graffiti scrawled on bamboo calms found in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the prismatic-like mountainous countryside of Anji County China, to the DNA patterning which has become a trademark of many of Wambamboo's pieces, showing our biological connection with the plant world.

The exhibition runs from 23 November to 15 December at SGAR, 255 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill Brisbane. Opening Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm. Contact: 07 3839 8925


: New Wambamboo branding

The Wambamboo branding has been redeveloped to reflect the design/maker nature of the furniture and lighting pieces, and the connection between the designer and client. The hand written script is Kent's own, providing a personal mark to each piece in the range.


: X+Y Stools/Tables commercial fitout

A collection of the new X+Y Stools/Tables was recently installed by Priority Building for a commercial breakout area in Brisbane.

The aesthetic of the X+Y Stool and Table projects a refined organic form with the use of curved edges and DNA patterning. The inspiration for the pieces is based upon the social interaction between people in cafes and casual dining areas and highlights the biological chemistry that enables these interactions to occur. The X+Y Stool and Table are designed to efficiently use material, with a minimal waste ratio when nested during CNC production.

The X+Y Stool and Table can be viewed at are also available through Artisan, Fortitude Valley, QLD.


: In Review - Hafele Showroom, South Brisbane

The Hafele showroom on the corner of Cordelia and Glenelg Streets in South Brisbane has been the home to a selection of the Supernova Pendant Lights for the past year. The lights were originally installed as part of the 2011 QCA Griffith University graduating design exhibition and have remained as a permanent fixture. The lights perfectly complement the wooden truss structures and architecture of the old Park Presbyterian Church and highlight how the lights seamlessly work within adaptive reuse projects.

Historical reference for the Park Presbyterian Church:
http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/Churches/South_Brisbane-Park-Presbyterian/


: In Review - State Library of Queensland APDL

The Constellation Pendant Lights were originally launched as part of Unlimited: Asia Pacific Design Triennial more than two years ago, at the opening of the Asia Pacific Design Library/Queensland State Library. The Constellation Pendant Lights provide an aesthetically and functionally important element to the APDL, and have become an iconic feature as a backdrop in the Queenslandersign video interviews, Nielsen Design Lecture collateral and even feature on Flickr.

The lights enrich this two level space designed by Donovan Hill Architects (now BVN Donovan Hill) and show how easily they can meld into both contemporary (APDL) and adaptive reuse (Hafele showroom) projects.