In the first major presentation of contemporary interior design in the NGV’s history, the Rigg Design Prize 2018 brings together ten leading Australian interior designers and decorators to each create a purpose-built room within the gallery.
The ten shortlisted designers for the $30,000 triennial prize are: Amber Road, Arent & Pyke, Danielle Brustman, David Flack, David Hicks, Hecker Guthrie, Martyn Thompson Studio, Richards Stanisich, Scott Weston Architecture Design and The Society Inc by Sibella Court.
The entrants have responded to this year’s theme of Domestic Living and, through their creations, have highlighted the importance of interior design in shaping and influencing the way we live today. It is a good opportunity to know more about the quality of this talented creators of amusing environments.
The winner will be judged on their philosophy and design expertise formed in relation to interior architecture, decoration and the use of materials, processes, tools, methods, traditions and aesthetics. Also, who knows and you would be able to match with your decorator soulmate and you could hire them to recreate the inside of the house or office of your dreams.
The Director of NGV has said, ‘The Rigg Design Prize 2018 recognises the central role that interior design plays in our lives and reflects the NGV’s commitment to elevating the cultural value of contemporary design in Australia. The participants concepts are thoughtful reflections of interior spaces and their ability to shift perceptions and tell personal stories of place and identity.’ Undoubtedly, Tony Ellwood has his favourites, as well, as I do.
The Rigg Design Prize 2018 is generously supported by the Cicely and Colin Rigg Bequest, managed by Equity Trustees. The exhibition is FREE and on display from 12 October 2018 – 24 February 2019 at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square. Additional information is available from the NGV website