2010 Winning Designs

The winners of Avenue’s inaugural design competition finally unveiled.

Last November, Avenue challenged local designers to build anything they wanted for the modern home with just two constraints: it must be functional and it can’t exceed four feet in any dimension. So, basically, no behemoth ornaments to trip over en route to the kitchen.

From a shortlist of chairs and stools, hanging lamps and coffee tables, a wall hook and a peppermill, five winning designs were chosen based on originality, usefulness and execution.

Our judges for the first annual Design Inside the Box competition included the editors of Avenue; Robert Lederer, associate professor of the University of Alberta’s industrial design department; Adriean Koleric, president of the Industrial Designers of Edmonton Association; Kevin Porter, chair of NAIT’s environmental design technology department; and Sheri Krug, member and former chair of the design collective MADE Edmonton.

The Winners

>> Lounge Chair by Robert Faulkner

>> Wormhole to Another Plane by Chris Kubash

>> Sweet Nothing Shelf by Carla Gusek and Wilson Loh

>> Ball Chair by Terry Frost

>> T-102 by Tyler Vreeling

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