Melbourne interior design practice Hecker Guthrie has won the National Gallery of Victoria’s 2018 Rigg Design Prize. The $30,000 prize is one of Australia’s wealthiest and is awarded triennially.
Hecker Guthrie were among ten Australian interior designers and practices shortlisted for the prize. Each designed a purpose-built interior installation, which are on display at the National Gallery of Victoria.
The theme of the exhibition is “domestic living” and Hecker Guthrie create an installation that celebrates the ubiquitous table.
Titled The table is the base, the installation creates an entire domestic setting using only the Parsons table, originally designed by Jean-Michel Frank in the 1930s, and terracotta.