Dean was employed in February by leading industrial design consultancy Charlwood Design and Tate is a member of Melbourne Movement and will travel to Milan in April to exhibit his 'Stretch' range at Salone Satellite.
GOTYA winners industrial design graduates Dean Benstead and Tate Anson with RMIT University lecturers Ian Wong and Bernie Walsh.
Graduate of the Year for Victoria and Tasmania RMIT industrial design student Dean Benstead is congratulated by James Harper, Victorian President of the Design Institute of Australia.
DIA Victorian President James Harper welcomes all educators, graduates and industry guests to the 2011 GOTYA awards.
Panels by GOTYA nominees in industrial design.
RMIT industrial design graduate Tate Anson is presented with his GOTYA Colourways award by Kim Chadwick from Colourways.
RMIT industrial design graduate Dean Benstead is presented with his GOTYA award as Victorian and Tasmanian Graduate of the Year - Industrial Design, by RMIT industrial design alumni Simon Marriot CEO 3D Systems and Michael Chijoff director of Jones Chijoff and Chair of the GOTYA industrial design judging panel.
Finalists for the industrial design category were Dean Benstead RMIT University, Jack Martinich Monash University and Max Harper RMIT University. Runner up Jack Martinich is also a member of Melbourne Movement and will exhibit his Mobi electric wheelchair in Milan. Max is currently in China. RMIT was also represented by Dimitri Strongilis, Jessalyn Salim, and Diana Sari Dewi.
DIA Victorian Branch councillor Ian Wong with GOTYA winner Dean Benstead and runner up Jack Martinich.
GOTYA fellow nominees from RMIT industrial design Dimitri Stronghilis, Jessalyn Salim, and Diana Sari Dewi.
Professor Kjell Grant from RMIT University with GOTYA winner Tate Anson. Tate has been selected by Kjell to exhibit at Milan and was a student in Kjells's final year furniture studio in 2011.