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Australian Design Comes First at AIDA 2013

Desks and dildos, cars and cameras to taps and tongs – the award winners were certainly a varied sampling this year, demonstrating the best-of-the-best in design and excellence in creative engineering.

Australian Design Comes First at AIDA 2013


June 3rd, 2013

Attracting over 250 entries, the 2013 Australian International Design Awards (AIDA) proved once again to unearth the very best in design both at home and abroad at the annual recognition program presented by Good Design Australia (GDA).

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera – Design Award® of the Year

Happily, the overall winner in 2013 was an Australian video camera that showcases the capability and expertise of local manufacturers in the high quality, highly technical and low volume specialty products marketplace.

The Victoria-designed Blackmagic Cinema Camera puts the technology of a professional film camera within the reach of everyday filmmakers and aspiring directors of photography.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera – Design Award® of the Year

“This product is a showcase of what professional design can do when used effectively. It will revolutionise the film industry,” was the comment from the expert International judging panel.

With 66 products awarded a coveted Design Award Managing Director of GDA, Brandon Gien, celebrated the prevalence of Australian designs.

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 The LotusGrill BBQ®- Best in Category Domestic Appliances

“Seven out of the 12 products nominated for the top prize were designed in Australia, which is a great result,” Gien said,  “We also noticed a trend towards high quality, highly technical products – usually with low production volumes – coming from Australian designers. This is a positive indication that local design firms and manufacturers consider design to be an important value-add in a product’s development cycle.”

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Arras Spine – Best in Category Furniture and Lighting

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Range Rover – Best in Category Automotive and Transport

Also taking awards home were Herman Miller for the Arras Spine in the hotly contested Furniture and Lighting Category, Range Rover for the Automotive Category,  “Shift” the ingenious demountable and reconfigurable partition System from Sydney’s Formula Interiors and the Aroha tapware range designed by Methven exclusively for Reece.

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Shift – Architecture and Interiors Award Winner

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Aroha – Good Design Award

Dyson’s Airblade Tap Hand Dryer was awarded the best in its category whilst in a first for the award program over its 55 year history: sex toys from German brand Ovo took home the overall prize for packaging design as well as 3 awards in the Sport and Leisure category.

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Dyson Airblade Tap Hand Dryer – Best in Category Architecture and Interiors

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Ovo – Best in Category Packaging and Graphics

For a full listing of all 2013 AIDA winners visit the Good Design Australia website.

Australian International Design Awards



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