The 2010 Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards night was held at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 15 December, announcing Daniel Emma as the winners of the top prize for their ‘Basics Collection’, a range consisting of brass paperweights, a pendant light, magnetic paperclip tower and mirror.
Awarded annually, the prize consists of $30,000 in cash and a trip to Milan to attend the international design fair ‘Salone del Mobile’ in 2011. It is judged by experts in the industry and recognizes outstanding work by emerging Australian designers.
Judges described Daniel To and JamFactory’s Emma Aiston as “the complete package,” with work that reveals “a proactive independence of spirit, brand awareness, great interaction with their end-user and a reliance on local production.”
The work of all ten finalists will be included in an exhibition in early 2011.