Simone LeAmon - 2009 Cicely and Colin Rigg Design Award Recipient
born Australia 1971
Lepidoptera, chair 2008
stainless steel, polyurethane, polyester
110.0 x 85.0 x 70.0 cm
Collection of the artist, Melbourne
© Simone LeAmon
National Gallery Victoria(NGV) has announced Simone LeAmon as the recipient of the 2009 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award.
The prize of AUD$30,000 was awarded to LeAmon for her chair, titled Lepidoptera(pictured).
The 2009 competition comprised the work of 14 furniture designers of contemporary seat furniture. The designs were judged by Dr Kees Dorst, Professor of Design at the faculty of Design, Architecture and Building of the University of Technology, Sydney and senior researcher at the department of Industrial Design of Eindoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
The award is a generous legacy of the late Colin Rigg (1895-1982), a former secretary of the Felton Bequests' Committee for the NGV. The award focusses on contemporary seat furniture design.
The 2009 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award is on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from Thursday 12 March to Sunday 30 August 2009. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Labels: National Gallery Victoria