DESIGNEX 2013 Northern Lights


This year’s DesignEx event, in Melbourne, is the 25th anniversary of this popular trade expo and conference.

ArchiTel covered DesignEx 2013 as the official videographer, and covered not only the best of the show exhibits, but also interviewed special guest presenter Patrick Frey of Pierre Frey Textiles, covered the Northern Lights competition and profiled the NEST specially curated feature.

This second story is a wrap-up of the Northern Lights competition at this year’s show, featuring five young designers who have created new lighting concept designs. The finalists and their designs were:

Edward Linacre – Dusk

Rowan Page – 3D Printed Pendants

Kathleen Duffy and William Bowers – Chevron Pendants

Michael Oechsle – Flux

Seaton McKeon – Press Pendant

With the prize a contract to have the winning design manufactured by Danish furniture company &Tradition, the finalists presented their concepts and their prototypes to a panel of luminaries. The prototypes were created using 3D manufacturing technology courtesy of Tasman 3D.

So please join our Host, DesignEx 2013 Exhibition Manager Kobe Johns, for our second ArchiTel Interiors story.


Producer – Elizabeth Sarsfield

Camera – Ron Brown, Filip Milovac

Editing – Elizabeth Sarsfield

DesignEx liaison – Rebekah Murphy, Kobe Johns


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