In January this year, Designer Rugs announced the inaugural EVOLVE AWARDS. The winners were announced at an invitation only event in Sydney on the 30th November, 2010.
With over 850 submissions from Australian and New Zealand Interior design professionals, 25 were selected as short listed finalists. Each shortlisted design has the opportunity to win the People’s Choice award voted by industry and the general public.
The winner of this award receives a BeCom 5 phone from Bang and Olufsen. Valued at $1,265.(An individualised two-line handset for the household, BeoCom 5 includes an elegant cordless speaker phone, built-in phonebook and full-graphic display.)
With over 1,500 people voting for their favourite design, the winning design is:
TAIL FEATHER by Jessica Graham from Base Architecture.

Designer Rugs is pleased to announce the joint major prize winners for the 2010 Evolve Awards.
Gavin Harris of Futurespace and Lachlan Allen of Group GSA became the first major prize winners of this international design competition.
Over 150 industry guests and media joined the celebrations at Sun Studios to view the six finalists’ rugs and were surprised with the announcement that the judges who included Sibella Court, Matthew Sheargold, Stephen Ormandy and Shareen Joel also designed a rug for the ID collection.
Guests enjoy St Germain cocktails and Peppertree wines in anticipation of the announcement.
Both Gavin and Lachlan will each receive return flights and accommodation to Milan to coincide with the Milan Furniture Fair, their rug and a trophy by Dinosaur Designs.

Squiggle it- Gavin Harris

Dusk- Lachlan Allen

EVOLVE will continue as an annual fixture on the design calendar. The selected six rugs, each limited to an edition of 30, will join Designer Rugs ID COLLECTION which are on sale now.
View the collection at www.designerrugs.com.au
Designer Rugs are acknowledged as the Australian company for handmade, custom-made rugs and carpets. Working closely with Australia’s top designers, architects and artists for over 24 years, as well as collaborating with leading creatives Akira Isogawa, Dinosaur Designs, Catherine Martin and indigenous artist Minnie Pwerle, to name a few – Designer Rugs remain at the forefront of floor surface design.