Lachlan Allen’s ‘Dusk’
Gavin Harris ‘Squiggle It’
Shareen Joel Design ’Paperfold’
Last night saw the announcement of the Designer Rugs Evolve Awards at Sun Studios in Sydney.
The judges were divided in their vote so the first prize was given to 2 designers. The joint winners were Lachlan Allen’s ‘Dusk’ and Gavin Harris’s ‘Squiggle It’.
The inspiration for ‘Dusk’ was propelled by the time of the day immediately following sunset. “This design is inspired by the interaction of light with the natural landscape.”
‘Squiggle it’ represents a free hand random line drawing as if a child had drawn on the floor. “The design oozes energy and enthusiasm”
The judges were Shareen Joel, Sibella Court, Stephen Ormandy and Matthew Sheargold. Each judge was given the opportunity to design and produce their own rug.
The submission from SJD was ‘Paperfold’ designed by Shareen Joel and Anna Skermer. The inspiration for ‘Paperfold’ came from a trip to El Questro in the Kimberley region in 2007. Whilst touring the surrounding areas I began to play with folding paper to replicate the nature formations of the red ‘rockscape’ walls of the Chamberlain Gorge. Over thousands of years these rock walls have eroded and developed a strong horizontal and vertical natural layered effect. This paperfold experiment was then translated into a rug for Designer Rugs incorporating a tone on tone and layered effect.