Edward Linacre graduated from Industrial Design at Swinburne University in 2010 with First Class Honours and has been working for a Melbourne consultancy for the past three years. Recently establishing his own business he consults to clients from Medical to Homewares industries, and his own lighting designs retail throughout Australia and New Zealand. Edward spent a semester studying Product Design in Germany where he won the HAWK Hildesheim University furniture design prize. This led to a 6 month internship at international consultancy wiege Entwicklungsgesllschaft mbH. He has since received numerous national and international accolades for his work, ranging from furniture to product design engineering, notably the Design Institute of Australia Graduate of the Year Award (Victoria and Tasmania) in 2011, and in the same year, the prestigious James Dyson Award (Worldwide).