Combining aesthetic elegance with sustainable ethics, the Australian Design Centre believes Andrew Simpson will play a large role in bringing environmentally friendly design to the masses.

The Sydney-based designer, artist and creative director of industrial design house Vert has exhibited widely (including four successful shows at the Powerhouse Museum, and appearances at Vivid’s 2011 and 2012 seasons), and inspires ideas of a more sustainable future by fashioning glass, ceramics, wood and other natural materials into functional yet beautiful art and design.

Image: Kayak, Andy Lewis