South Australian Design Awards 2009

Enoki entered 7 projects across the three disciplines of Visual Communication, Object and Built Environment, and has been recognised for outstanding designsolutions and professional design practice at this years DIA Awards.


Built Environment
Award of Merit – Belair Hotel
Commendation – Brammy & Kyprianou Residence

Visual Communication
Commendation – Form3 07 Book
Commendation – Belair Hotel

DIA Presidents Award
Usually awarded to highlight a project that reflects the highest standard of professional practice in South Australia. This year the award was presented to Enoki for entering high calibre projects into each category and displaying sensitive methodologies that cover all disciplines.

'Moss' stop

In response to the Travel DIA Exhibition 2009, SAMANTHA AGOSTINO [ENOKI] wanted to think about a series of bus stops designed to nurture and nourish the bus traveller from the dreary and polluted waiting on congested streets.

She discovered that the "bus traveller made our world a greener place to live, the bus traveller needed a greener place to sit"

Travelling by bus means there is Less burnt fuel; Reduction of urban air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions; Fewer cars on the road - less traffic, noise and congestion. Buses emit only 2.3% of all South Australian greenhouse gas emissions from transport by vehicle category.

The Adelaide Metro's gas buses greatly reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 50%, carbon monoxide emissions up to 80%, nitrogen oxide emissions up to 90%, particularly sulphur and lead emissions as well as reduce traffic noise.

Looking at the concept of green travel and commuting by public transport she found a fellow designer making public commuters feel greener. Check out

Enoki is always thinking how the experience of travel can be more natural, comfortable and good for us. A large percentage of travel generates or is located in areas of air pollution, noise pollution and advertising pollution. In today's world we do not have time for travel and we are focused on the quickest way of doing everything. Travel is all about engaging with the world around us and generating inspiration from people, nature and the built environment. The Travelling can be as enjoyable as the destination.


In response to the Travel DIA Exhibition 2009, SUSANNA BILARDO [ENOKI] dreamed up a time travel piece called 'time'kerchief'. A 1m square screen printed giant cotton hankerchief with a built in clock. It is a portable world clock. For the international traveller in all of us, a clock that travels through all the major world time zones giving you the time of any city at any given time of the day. 'time'kerchief' folds down neatly into its leather pouch ready to join your luggage and the adventures that await! It also comes as a wall hanging with larger hands. We have one on the wall in our office. It keeps us in tune with the times.

Rail typeface

This typeface was developed for a client and then put aside. When the Type For You competition was accepting submissions it was entered. It is a mono spaced typeface based loosely on the structure of a railway track. It is affectionately named 'Rail'.

Nesting above the madding crowd

This is a concept we developed for Guggenheim's Design It; Shelter competition. If we had to build a shelter any where in the world and it could only be 9.3 sqm, it would have to be in new york city my friend, nesting above the madding crowd. Our shelter - a woven network of interlocking fibres, sheltered yet partly open to the elements, which cling to the existing urban fabric – a nest with which to sit, a perch from which to view the chaos which beckons below, a web from which to spring into the city beneath us. This shelter is void of boundaries – its malleable nature changes with the shape and movement of those in it.


The Bow chair is inspired by aerial photography of natural flowing water through curving country streams. This design is a comfortable armchair, a reading chair, a meeting chair. Its proportions allow for relaxed ergonomic seating. The Bow chair is finished in natural oak or walnut. The seat and back in timber or finished in a saddle leather veneer. The leather is rebated into the side frame to create a seamless finish to the timber.

The Bow table was inspired by The Bow chair and was born from a desire to reconnect the user with a more casual, more comfortable and more enjoyable way of doing business, reading, watching television or chatting with friends. Tables are often upright, imposing platforms at which one rests their elbow, eats a meal or conducts a meeting. The Bow table top with its organic, circular form has been designed to encourage conversation, interaction, communication and relaxation at a more human scale. The legs are styled to replicate the form of the bow chair - strong and organic, like the leg of a gazelle in full flight or the arching of a bow before its release yet subtle and soft like the movement of branches in a gentle breeze. Together the Bow chair and table should entice people with their sensuous, comfortable and inviting form.

sizes to be manufactured
BOW TABLE 1200 dia. x 600mmH
BOW CHAIR 650W x 870D x 840mmH

finish: natural oak/walnut + saddle leather veneer

At the Markets

The weekend was busy at Bowerbird Bazaar! There was a jazz band on the opening night and saturday + sunday we mingled all day long. It was groovy, delicious and entertaining. We made new friends and everyone enjoyed our Stitch rugs, Shapes furniture, Cumulus pendants and the Soup t'shirts. A shout out to our new friends Loop Design, Two Halves, Designer Muzik, Keep Cup, Feed the Dog, Espresso Royale!! Thanks to all our clients and friends who came along. A little birdy told me that bowerbird bazaar will frequent the city in Adelaide twice a year!

Bowerbird Bazaar

We are brushing our feathers ready for our showing at the BOWERBIRD BAZAAR in Adelaide! We are delighted to be involved and team up with the locals who take their work seriously and love to let their ideas go wild in a collaborative showcase market. We will be launching our Stitch rug collections along with Shapes for children, Soup Tshirts and the Cumulus pendant. We hope you drop by and say gday.