Nicholas Perillo

Nicholas Perillo is an artist and designer from Melbourne, Australia where he received numerous accolades for his early works, including two Design Institute of Australia, Graduate of the Year Awards in 2018. Inspired by a more speculative and creative approach, Perillo departed from traditional product design early in his career to explore and experiment with bigger ideas that didn’t necessarily have any immediate utility. Perillo’s determination and creative and technical ability eventually culminated in the creation of the original prototype for MORPH

Photography: Fariz Hakim

Bio

2021 – present
Migration of Matter – Co-Founder

2018 – present
Augmentl Studio Founder

2018 – 2020
Ramus Ilumination

2017 – 2018
Tek Industries

2015 – 2017
Folium 3D

2017
BA Industrial Design (Honours)

Awards

2017
Graduate of The Year Award for Industrial Design, Victoria and Tasmania 

2017
Graduate of The Year Award Overall Winner, Victoria and Tasmania 

2017
Gerard Herbst Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning Culture at RMIT 

2017
Ranked No#10 in Yanko Designs ‘Best A’Design Awards Over the Years’ 

2016
A’ Design Bronze Award for Zenyth Longboard 

2016
Spark Design Award, Silver 

2015
Zenyth Longboard Project featured on Behance Industrial Design Served 

2012
Featured in ARTEXPRESS exhibition 

2012
Nominated for DesignTech exhibition 

2012
University of Wollongong year 12 Design & Technology Prize 

2012
National Gallery of Australia’s National Summer Art Scholarship 

2012
Fuji Xerox Prize for Design & Technology, CGS 

2012
Ben Jackson Prize for Promotion of the Arts, CGS 

2012
Sir Mark Oliphant Award for outstanding potential in art and design, CGS

2011
Tate Trewin Memorial Prize for Visual Arts, CGS 

“I think tools should be as functionally beautiful as the objects they create”

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