Chair of the Jury
Celina Clarke is a Melbourne based Industrial Designer who co-founded ISM Objects in 1990. She has a passion for contemporary design and architecture and has a keen interest in lighting space.
Her folio of design work includes packaging, furniture and homewares but over the past 15 years she has specialised in luminaire design.
Together with Simon Christopher, their designs have won many awards and their work has been exhibited widely including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Their design partnership successfully spans more than 20 years.
Celina continues to develop designs for ISM and has a particular interest in materials and manufacturing. She enjoys the detailed design process of getting products to market and she has particularly enjoyed working with the Sparks designers.
Naomi Milgrom AO
Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Naomi Milgrom AO is an Australian business leader and philanthropist internationally recognised for spearheading and supporting cultural innovation and artistic excellence. With a focus on bold projects that generate social, economic and environmental value, Milgrom is known for staking out new ground and leading successful collaborations with government, business and not-for-profit partners.
Through ongoing community and industry initiatives, Milgrom has an acclaimed track record for bringing future-minded architecture and design to the public. She has collaborated with some of the world’s leading architects and urban thinkers through the MPavilion program, regarded as Australia’s principal architecture commission, and the Living Cities Forum, an annual gathering of leading global architects and design innovators. Through these initiatives, Milgrom has teamed with architects such as Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, Amanda Levete, Bijoy Jain, Ryue Nishizawa, Sean Godsell and Carme Pinós.
A supporter of the arts, sciences and education for over three decades, Milgrom has supported publicly funded institutions and festivals including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Festival, Queensland Art Gallery, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Sydney Dance Company, Melbourne Recital Centre and Sydney Biennale. Milgrom chaired the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) for six years.
Numerous board positions and awards recognise Milgrom’s achievements as a thought leader and contributor to civil society, including three honorary doctorates, the Australian Institute of Architects President’s Award, and an Order of Australia. Milgrom was the commissioner of the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 2017, represented by Tracey Moffatt.
She is currently the chair of the jury, established by Create NSW and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), for the international design competition for the new Powerhouse Precinct in Parramatta.
(Photo: Stephen Chee)
Ken Maher AO
Ken Maher AO (LFRAIA FAILA Hon AIA) is an architect and landscape architect with a strong interest in sustainability and the design of cities. Ken is an Honorary Professor of Practice at UNSW Built Environment and HASSELL Fellow. He is President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and a former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects. Ken sits on a number of state and national Design Advisory Panels and regularly participates on competition and awards juries.
In 2009 Ken was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, and in 2018 was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Adam Goodrum Studio
As one of Australia’s leading Industrial Designers, Adam Goodrum is world-renowned for his design innovation and distinct Australian aesthetic. Focusing on furniture, product, and interior design, Goodrum delivers progressively original, intelligent and award-winning collections, highly regarded for commercial and retail applications. Working with Tait, Goodrum has designed the iconic Volley collection, Trace collection and Element fire pit.
Adam Goodrum grew up in Perth, where his interest in Industrial Design was first established at school to further materialise through his passion for art, maths and making. Goodrum subsequently relocated to Sydney to study a Bachelor of Industrial Design at the University of Technology (UTS), where a career in product design followed soon after.
Goodrum has received various prestigious accolades including Denfair’s ‘Best Australian Designer’ 2017, Denfair’s ‘Best Product’ 2017 for Tait’s Trace collection, Sydney Morning Herald Young Designer of the Year Award, the Bombay Sapphire Design Award, Vogue x Alessi Design Prize, Indesign ’s Luminary Award and Idea Awards Editor’s Medal. In 2015, Goodrum’s Unfolding installation notably won the NGV’s Riggs Design Prize.
Hannah Tribe founded Tribe Studio Architects in 2003.
TRIBE practices architecture, urban design, interior design and product design over public and private sectors. The work of the studio is underpinned by the belief that every piece of architecture and design has a responsibility to improve the public domain of the site, to contribute to a sustainable future and to enhance the lives of its users.
Hannah leads the team of 15 architects at TRIBE as well as designing architectural products including furniture, door hardware and fittings.
She is a lover of literature and supporter of contemporary art in Australia.
Andrew is the Creative Director at Liquid Interactive, where he specialises in complex education, health and human behaviour challenges.
Andrew has delivered multi-award winning digital products and services for the Australian Department of Education, Australian Department of Health, Australian Public Service Commission, Queensland Government, Beyondblue, Triple P and Financial Basics Foundation, among others.
He is a Think with Google speaker, creator of Writelike.org and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grantee.
Annette Harcus established Harcus Design in 1982, as a multi-disciplined studio with a philosophy of taking solutions beyond their traditional boundaries. This philosophy and its design execution has resulted in the work being recognised, winning numerous national and international awards, and has been featured in many publications and exhibitions.
Harcus Design fosters strong relationships with their clients, with direct designer/ client liaison resulting in beneficial and long-standing business partnerships.
Throughout their 36 years in the design business, they have developed a reputation, both nationally and internationally, for excellent creative thinking and its successful realisation.
In 2018, Annette Harcus was honoured by AGDA, being inducted into the AGDA Hall of Fame.
Eugene Chung leads the Organisational Design practice at Mentally Friendly, a different kind of consultancy focused on delivering wellbeing at scale through designing products, organisations and policy. His superpower is creating the environment, conditions and momentum for leaders and teams to co-design change.
Eugene brings a diverse skillset that draws from global experience in strategic design, corporate strategy, M&A, and non-profits. He’s passionate about making a positive impact and is a systems thinker who brings an empathetic perspective to the complex organisational problems he tackles every day. His recent engagements include leading org design and innovation initiatives for SBS, Atlassian and ACT Government.
Rob Curedale was born in Australia and worked as a designer, director and educator in leading design offices in London, Sydney, Switzerland, Portugal, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Detroit, and China. He has designed over 1000 products as a consultant and in-house design leader for the world’s most respected brands.
Rob has more than two decades of experience in every aspect of product development, leading design teams to achieve transformational improvements in operating and financial results. Rob has extensive experience in forging strategic growth, competitive advantage, and a background in expanding businesses into emerging markets through user advocacy and extensive cross-cultural expertise.
Rob’s successful, award-winning design experiences can be found in millions of homes and workplaces around the world. He has authored more than twenty-five books on design.
Kate is the Design Director at Ascender, a creative consultancy that specialises in design for financial and professional services.
With an affinity for finance, Kate has worked with clients like Zurich, First State Super, ASX and Westpac to create meaningful brand experiences.
With 10 years of industry experience, Kate approaches each project with a design thinking mindset and a passion for collaborative problem solving that’s not daunted by complex propositions.
Turf Design Studio
Mike Horne has over 25 years of landscape and urban design experience, working across local and international large-scale masterplan, civic, residential, education, infrastructure and park projects.
Mike has been instrumental in numerous landmark and award-winning projects, including Central Park Sydney, Sydney Park, Circular Quay precinct, Central Barangaroo Masterplan (in collaboration with Skidmore Owings & Merrill), Sydney Olympic Park, and Sydney University Public Domain.
As an established leader in the landscape and design industry, Mike has also held teaching positions at The University of Sydney, and regularly undertakes speaking engagements both nationally and abroad, including the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Annual Discourse, Harvard University, and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). He is a former Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) president and councillor (NSW Chapter), as well as being part of both the UNSW Course Accreditation Advisory Panel and Sydney University Urban Design Professional Advisory Committee.
Dulwich College Shanghai
Louise describes herself as a HK born, Australian expat raised and educated in Australia, and 9 other countries. She has been based in Shanghai for the past 15 years working as a marketing and communications specialist. Louise speaks Mandarin and enjoys travelling in China with her two children whenever they can.
Louise is the Director of Marketing, Communications and Admissions for Dulwich College Shanghai, China. The Dulwich Group is a global provider of British international education. Louise opened the Shanghai campus four years and has consistently achieved growth upward of 50% each year.
Prior to this, Louise was a marketing consultant for The Walt Disney Company China. In her role, she developed retail and guest sales strategies for implementation across Disney’s education business in China. With learning centres opening across China, Disney English was the fastest growing English tuition business in China at the time.
Louise started her China based marketing career working as the Client Services Director for Arc, Leo Burnett; a multi-national advertising agency in Shanghai. Leading a team of 40 local creative and production staff, she oversaw the strategy and implementation of national advertising and communications campaigns for the agency’s major retail clients, McDonald’s China and Coca Cola China, as well as other local consumer brands.
Louise studied Graphic Design at Newcastle University and on graduating began an internship at DDB Advertising agency in Sydney. Within 2 years, she was approached by McDonald’s Australia to work in their National Marketing team during the era of Salads Plus and Espresso based coffee launches. She then joined the innovation arm of McDonald’s Corporation working in their Futures team; a consumer-driven testing center for implementation of new ideas. It was from here that her focus shifted from Australia to Asia, and she relocated to China. Louise will be relocating to Sydney in August 2020.
Mike is the Executive Design Director of Isobar Australia, running Isobar’s design team across Australia. Mike is absolutely obsessed with Design, and believes that to make truly unique and effective work in digital you need to harness the power of Brand & People. Simple.
He has been part of the Isobar team for over 8 years, working in Sydney as Creative Director for the first 4 years but now calls Melbourne home. In his time, he has made a huge impact on clients like David Jones, Jetstar, ANZ and Cadbury with his in-depth knowledge of technology and brand married up with human insights.
Currently leading a team of 35 designers across lifestyle, fashion and technology with an overarching philosophy: Beautifully simple work lives in the details – make Brands more valuable to people.
Outside of work, he’s causing trouble in the sunshine with his daughter Gracie Joy. Currently leading a team of 35 designers across lifestyle, fashion and technology with an overarching philosophy: Beautifully simple work lives in the details – make Brands more valuable to people.