Design studio Amber Road’s entry to the 2018 Rigg Design Prize, aptly titled ‘Take it Outside’ explores the transitional space between the indoors and outdoors. Axolotl provided the mirror glass walls and floors to reflect the brilliant star studded sky, as well as iconic Aussie objects such as the mozzie coil, terry towelling, thongs and even a can of VB to capture the Australian outdoor experience.

Launched recently at the National Gallery of Victoria, the prestigious Rigg Design Prize is a triennial event celebrating Australian design and architecture. This year, the event focusses on interior design and decoration, with 10 renowned interior design studios invited to design and create a purpose-built interior responding to the theme of ‘Domestic Living’.

Each exhibit highlights the important role interior design plays in shaping our lived environments, manipulating the senses, telling stories, and communicating our values and attitudes.

This year’s Rigg Design Prize featured a stellar line-up of design studios including Arent & Pyke, Danielle Brustman, David Hicks, Flack Studio, Martyn Thompson, Scott Weston, Sibella Court, SJB and Hecker Guthrie who took top honours, winning this year’s prize with their exhibit ‘The table is the base’, celebrating the humble table.

The Rigg Design Prize exhibits are open for viewing until 24 February 2019 at Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in Federation Square. 

Photography by James Greer