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The Staron® Design awards have attracted some beautiful, unique and amazing designs in the years it has been running. The awards were initially created to recognise outstanding design, and the concept category was specifically opened to recognise students. The entries in this category have displayed extraordinary skills and talent with creative flair. The Staron® Design Award judges were impressed by so many entries in the concept category 2013. Here are a few from BILLY BLUE COLLEGE OF DESIGN students that created unique and functional concept designs with a fresh perspective. We are sure that these creative students have a bright future in design. All concept descriptions are by the design students.

BOOKCASE BY REBECCA SOLIMAN

STARON - BOOKCASE 1“The Interior Design Element that has been created is a Contemporary Bookcase. This particular design isn’t like ordinary shelving, but shelving that’s situated on a 45-degree angle and extends across each other. The shelving intersects so that all the pressure is drawn toward the center and the element achieves balance and wont collapse due to uneven weight. I’ve selected Staron as the material for this concept due to the fact it can be thermoformed into curves, which is incorporated into the base of the design, plus the flexibility of the material allows various shapes to form easily. The features of Staron provide a surface that can be cleaned simply, is stain free and is easily maintained.” By Rebecca Soliman.

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LIGHTING FIXTURE BY JIN ZHONG

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“One of the many possibilities with Staron® Sold Surface is that it can be formed and moulded into any shape or design imaginable. A suspension lighting fixture will be created to challenge the flexibility of the material. The lighting object will look like a rabble of butterflies flying out of a nest. A “ribbon” will be twisted to create a three-dimensional space used as the nest. A few butterflies will be created to give the solid surface material a fluid look.” By Jin Zhong.

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SCREEN BY AMELIA LIPA

staron3“The Staron screen reflects the concept of bubbles, through the repetition of cut out circles. It is the statement piece of the design, and has an illuminated panel within the screen. The use of brown is intrinsic with Nespresso’s rich colour palette, whilst the warm white lighting adds softness to the space. The large opening at the left of the screen, serves as a doorway to the rest of the office from the reception area. This playfulness is sure to capture client’s attention when they visit.”

By Amelia Lipa .

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FEATURE STAIRCASE BY LARA ETTE

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“A bold and innovative use of the Staron finish can be seen in this feature staircase. The smooth and seamless properties of Staron can be seen in full effect in the design, and the use of the Univers colour from the Vivids Range is a playful interpretation. Functionality is not lost either, with holes being carved from the Staron to allow for storage space.”
By Lara Ette.

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8_05_StaronHANGING SOUND SYSTEM BY KATARINA MARKOVIC

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“I have combined Staron and audio technology to design a contemporary hanging sound system that is suitable for the home or workplace. The middle sphere contains all the controls and the spheres to either side are speakers. CD’s can be inserted and there is a dock for Apple products to play music from.  I have chosen Staron because it can be thermoformed and carved to accommodate for the technological components and the curvaceous form. Also, the shiny smooth reflective surface and potential for lighting effects suit the high-tech space aged feel of the piece.” By Katarina Markovic.

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RECEPTION WAITING AREA BY KEN DESSAIX

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“The design chosen for the Staron Design Competition is influenced from the brand Audi, selected for the Commercial Interior Assessment. Based on first impressions I felt the need for a piece of bespoke designed seating that only Staron Solid Surfaces could create.  The object designed is a reception waiting seat constructed as one continuous solid surface. The green colour used is inspired from Audi’s colour palette as used in racing competitions. The features and benefits of Staron technology have heavily influenced the design process of the reception waiting seat. The features include; one continuous element, durability, wall mounted and fixed to give light and spacious feeling and individual reading lights.”
By Ken Dessaix.

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