Revology awarded International Innovation and Design award at JEC Asia 2016

Revology wins International Design Innovation Award

New Zealand based design tech start-up Revology has won the JEC Asia Innovation Award for Innovation in Design.

Revology’s tribute to the planet has scooped its second international design award at this years JEC Asia, an international composite event in Singapore this month. Design #1, the bistrot chair for the 21st Century, was chosen from a selection of international finalists.

JEC is the largest composite organization in the world.

Design #1 uses revolutionary molding technology to transform composite linen fibers and bio-based resin into the iconic bistrot chair.

JEC Asia is an international trade show that focuses on the latest trends emerging in the composite industry. The JEC Innovation awards program has been running for 15 years and has international recognition from the global composite community. To win this award is recognition in technical excellence, exemplarity in our partners, market potential and originality.

JEC Asia Innovation Award - Revology 2016

“The chair that breaks the mold.”

Design #1 is a world first. The first of it’s kind to combine natural flax fibre composites and sugar based resin.

Revology is being hailed as the one to watch. They are a fine representation of the emerging ‘slow design movement’. In a world that is too often dominated by what is fleeting and virtual, Revology’s dynamic co-founders, Alex Guichard and Monique Kelly, are setting out to create iconic objects by combining planet-friendly materials with design and tech know-how.

This is the third award for Revology and their second international design award.

“Our goal is to create beautiful, timeless objects that have a soul and that you’ll be proud to pass on to your children and grandchildren. We are designing objects for the next generation,” said Monique Kelly, Revology co-founder. “However we also want to make sure we design objects fit for modern, urban lives that will look good anywhere and are as edgy as they are timeless. This award is further affirmation that we are on the right track.”


Design #1 will be available for sale in 2017.

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Innovation Award Winners Revology : Ignight Wanaka Business Awards held at Rippon

Revology Awarded for Outstanding Innovation in Wanaka Business Awards

 Winner for Outstanding in Innovation – Ignite Wanaka Business Awards

What a great night! On Friday we enjoyed an evening of celebration with the Wanaka business community at the inaugural Ignite Wanaka Business Awards held at the stunning Rippon Hall.

Feeling honored to be selected as a finalist, we attended the gala dinner alongside some of Wanaka’s most creative, innovative and iconic businesses from a range of sectors in an atmosphere that was truly electric.

The caliber of the finalists, not only in our category but across the awards, was truly outstanding.  Facing stiff competition in the Innovation category from Kin2Kin, The Peoples Bread and D-Fi, we where absolutely blown away to take top honors.

The award was so unexpected, that uncharacteristically, Monique had not prepared her winning speech. Thankfully a few notes jotted on the back of the menu… written minutes before the announcement… came to the rescue.

We feel honored and overwhelmed to be recognised by our fellow business community, and to have had the opportunity to share our vision with such a qualified and experienced judging panel.

We would like to thank the judges, Simon Telfer, Anne Urlwin, Bill Day and Giselle McLachlan and all the major sponsors who enabled this event to take place.

The evening was a true celebration of a thriving business community and we feel privileged to be a part of it.

We look forward to next year!


Photo Credit: Jodie Rainsford Photography



Wanaka Start-Up strikes gold at Melbourne Design Awards

We Won Gold!

When Alex called me from France one night to tell me we had won Gold at the Melbourne Design Awards I was up to my elbows in dough making buns for our children’s school movie night.

I called Arna straight away (said dough slowly clunking in globs on the floor around me being licked up by a very happy dog) and we jumped around in our respective living rooms in delight. Philippe, in Melbourne, was celebrating across the ditch.

Needless to say we were a little excited. And champagne was put immediately in the fridge awaiting the moment all members of our super team were in the same room.

When you work hard on a project and love what you do and how you do it, it is so rewarding to get outside recognition that what you are doing is good. We love our chair, but putting it out there in public, in particular under the eyes of some pretty clued up judges, is a real leap into the unknown. This is the first big milestone we have passed and means a lot to us all on many different levels.

Our objective now, is getting this chair to you. We still have a few milestones to hit before this is possible but we putting all our energy into getting this ready for pre-orders beginning of 2017.

If you love our chair and want one in your home, or simply want to follow our journey and find out more about what we are doing, you can register HERE.

No strings attached! (And promise we will not bombard you with volumes of annoying information).

A huge thank you for all of the support we receive from you: voting for us on the Design100 website, likes on our social media posts and encouragement when we are lucky enough to see you in Wanaka! Please keep supporting and encouraging us, this is what gets us going and motivated to go further and faster.

A bientot

Monique (co-founder Revology)


Award Information:

Company | Revology :

Team | Philippe Guichard (Designer) and Alexandre Guichard (Co-founder and CEO)

Section | Product Design

About award organiser, design100 | Design100 is a global community of 75,000 design experts engaged in celebrating courage, recognising design excellence and growing demand for design. With a panel of 200+ of the world’s leading design minds providing curatorial, judging and design summit direction.

Design100’s mission is to celebrate the courage of those who commission design and those who create it. More about the 2016 line up.

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