Dulux Design Tour

Winners Announced For Dulux Design Tour

Dulux has announced the chosen five recipients of its design tour scholarship, Dulux DIAlogue on Tour, delivered in collaboration with the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ).

Now in its second year, Dulux DIAlogue on Tour is an inspirational expedition, exclusive to DIA and DINZ members across Australia and New Zealand, which gives five design professionals the opportunity to travel to London and Stockholm for an enlightening education from European and Scandinavian design talent.

The five Dulux DIAlogue on Tour winners are:

  1. Adele Winteridge, Foolscap Studio – Australia
  2. Ben Edwards, Studio Edwards – Australia
  3. Melissa Reid, Group GSA – Australia
  4. Miriam Fanning, Mim Design –Australia
  5. Rufus Knight, Knight Associates – New Zealand.

Travelling to the two capitals in September, the winners will engage in open dialogue with their hosts, sharing ideas and viewpoints, and showcasing the talent coming out of Australia and New Zealand. For Richard Hansen, General Manager of Trade for Dulux, the tour looks to provide winners with new inspiration to reinvigorate their own design style and career.

“We’re delighted to be continuing the Dulux DIAlogue Tour for its second consecutive year and to see that, once again, the calibre of entrants has been truly exceptional,” he says. “The tour is a valuable opportunity for design talent from across Australia and New Zealand to be part of an inspiring cross-pollination of ideas that will undoubtedly bring new perspective and ambition to their future work.

“DIA and DINZ are key institutions shaping the future of design in their respective countries. We hope the Dulux DIAlogue Tour will only reinforce their importance for our industry and support them in continuing to attract a growing cohort of influential designers.”All applicants were required to hold a current DIA or DINZ membership to be eligible to enter the contest.

To enter, they answered a series of questions on their own design philosophy and inspiration, and provided commentary on how they would benefit from the opportunity.