These Emerging Designers Are The Next Big Things!


A young studio helmed by architect Pete Kennon, Kennon works on projects of various scale and function, from single residential buildings to commercial projects, striving to create value socially, environmentally and economically.

In contrast to the might of commercial property development, Kennon’s ethos is centred around making valuable, purposeful additions to urban landscapes. Their work is an exploration of how our built environment can elicit an emotive response.

Read our story on Kennon’s most recent project here.


The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020 Emerging Designer award is presented by Phoenix Tapware.

Inspired by innovation and passionate about design, Phoenix Tapware is a market leading pioneer in Australia and New Zealand’s bathroom and kitchen industry. With a range of internationally award-winning tapware, accessories and shower products, Phoenix proudly celebrates a ground-breaking reputation for design, quality and customer service.

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TDF Collect Presents ‘Portalis’ By Hannah Nowlan

Like everyone else in Australia, Victorian artist Hannah Nowlan felt an overwhelming sense of helplessness during the summer of 2020. As a passionate lover of nature, watching the bushfires devastate large parts of the country left her searching for a way to sort through the wreckage.

During this time Hannah came across a hermit shell nearby her home in Black Rock, on the shores of Ricketts Point. ‘Singular and small, the object seemed to encapsulate my experience as an onlooker of the Australian bushfires’, Hannah explains. ‘I began painting, in the hope that the works would speak for me.’ And so the initial ideas for Portalis, Hannah’s latest exhibition, were first conceptualised, and then built upon during the rapidly unfolding health crisis.

Harvesting the experiences of a year like no other, Portalis is the result of many months of deep thought and creation. Although visually a new direction for

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