By Martin Vedris

SYDNEY: Breville today announced the three finalists for the prestigious 2007 Breville Young Designer Award and John O’Brien Scholarship, to be judged and awarded in September.

Brad Stebbing of Sydney’s University of Technology was nominated for his innovative ‘Breville Coffee Shakir’ concept designed to collect used coffee grounds from Breville’s coffee machines.

Toby McInnes of Sydney’s University of New South Wales was nominated for his ‘Breville Fruit Bowl’ concept which uses off the shelf technology to both ripen and maintain fruit freshness, as a companion device to the Breville Juice Fountain.

Anneli Selvefors of Sydney’s University of New South Wales was nominated for her ‘Breville Cut-Me-In-Half’ concept which provides a safe-way for children to cut citrus fruit whilst using the Breville 800 Class Citrus Press.

During Finalist Week (20 – 22 September) these three finalists will participate in a product presentation to the Breville judging panel, where they will have an hour to present their concept and model. Within this hour they will be provided with feedback and asked a series of questions relating to their design.

The models and presentation will be judged by the panel — which is comprised of Breville marketing and design team members — and the winner will be announced at a formal dinner on 21 September 2007.

The winning finalist will be awarded the John O’Brien Scholarship, which is a one-year work placement role within Breville’s award-winning design team.