Design Tasmania proudly showcased the history of an Award that has supported and promoted exceptional Tasmanian design for ten years.

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Design Tasmania Awards, an exhibition of all winners was displayed at Arts Tasmania on Wednesday October 19th 2016.

Each design told the story of the Awards, from its humble beginning through to the evolution of Tasmania’s most prestigious award recognising and promoting excellence in design and innovation.

Design Tasmania has a focus on encouraging, supporting and promoting craftsmanship in the design community and has done so for 40 years. The Awards continue to provide a platform for emerging, established and professional designers, and act to inspire creative and sophisticated ideas, continually demonstrating the important contribution design makes to our lives.

This milestone celebration displayed over 18 pieces, previously nominated to represent Tasmania’s emerging and established talent in the Design Tasmania Award. Design Tasmania annually invites new judges, to join veterans Phillip Drury, Director of Clemenger and Laura McCusker, Laura McCusker Design to select the outstanding designs.

For the past 10 years the Awards have called for works that can be produced for a retail environment. It challenges design to consider a range of different end-users to go beyond materiality and function, to engage the wonder and delight of the world and how they can make a difference to people’s lives.

The organisation who have been supporting the Design Tasmania Award's first prize for 10 Years, Clemenger Tasmania's Design Director, Phillip Drury addressed the crowd and talked about the previous ten years. To read his incredible review click here.