Melbourne designer Tate Anson graduated from RMIT Industrial Design with Honours, in 2011, receiving the Colourways Industrial Design Graduate of the Year Award (GOTYA).

Prior to Industrial Design Tate studied Furniture Design and Technology gaining traditional and contemporary manufacturing and production experience, providing a strong focus on materials and processes in his body of work.

Awards & Recognition


Nominated for Temple & Webster and Inside Out Emerging Designer Award. Temple & Webster Editorial Director Karen McCartney, Inside Out Editor Claire Bradley and Louise Olsen, co-founder and designer at Dinosaur Designs, will choose the winner of our Emerging Designer Award just in time for Australia Day.


Winner ViViD Award in Best Student category, presented at Furnitex 18th July 2012 for Tryst stool.

Received the Indesign Award at Launch Pad, where both Tryst and Solaris were named in the Final 12.

Generation Design' exhibition at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, curated by Gérard Laizé, general director of the nonprofit association VIA (Valorization of Innovation in Furnishing), to celebrate Elle Décoration Magazine France 25th anniversary. Tryst will be shown at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris 11th - 30th September 2012, and other venues around France during December as part of Design Tour 2012.

London Design Festival 15th September to 14th October 2012. Tryst and Solaris shown at Platform exhibition 'Common Wealth' in the Habitat building, Chelsea, London. "Suzanne Trocmé curates Common Wealth at Platform, an initiative showcasing the best in design from down under in the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee".

Grand Designs Live, Melbourne 21st - 23rd September 2012. Melbourne Movement will showcased both Tryst and Solaris throughout the Grand Designs Live Expo.


Colourways Industrial Design Graduate of the Year Award (GOTYA Vic/Tas)