Top 10 finalists announced in 2013 Cobra Design Competition

After a hefty few months of deep dedication, blood, sweat and probably lots of tears, The Cobra Design a Tap Competition has come to a decision of the TOP TEN FINALISTS. The judges, including Marcia Margolius have been extremely impressed with the innovative and progressive designs that were brought forward. After some hard decisions and careful conclusions, the TOP TEN in the two categories are as follows: In the design student category, Andrew Mboyi (Edge); Johannes Berkhout (iFlow); Salmon Nortje (Pavati); Willem Bosch (Lumo) and Myles Louis Day (Cobra Colour Plus). The five finalists in the emerging professionals/individual category include Murray Sharp (Aloe); Leigh McLaren (Ceramic Lace); Murray Sharp (Nautica); CJ Karsten (The Stealth Tap) and Anthony Wood (ELO X-135 sink mixer). The overall winners in each of these categories – as well as the institution that produces the most promising design students within the competition – will be announced on 22 August 2013. The first and second place prize winners in each category will collectively win R90 000 in cash and the winning institution, R10 000 in cash, to be presented at the awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosebank.

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The panel of judges: Back Row: Natie Van der Westhuizen – Manufacturing & Technical Director of Cobra, Rory Macnamara – editor of Plumbing Africa and Greg Scott – from Greg Wright Architects Front Row: Naomi Larkin – Editor of House & Leisure, Marcia Margolius – Editor of SA Décor & Design the buyer’s guide and Ronelle Badenhorst – Business Unit Manager at Cobra  

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