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Who’s in the Running?

Check out the entries to the 2009 Australian International Design Awards.

Who’s in the Running?


January 8th, 2009

Self-cooling socks, a pocket-watch, an airline seat, a clothesline, the kitchen sink and medical designs to help you hear, breathe and collect tears – all are in the running to win the 2009 Australian International Design Awards (AIDA).

Over 150 entries to the 2009 AIDA are now available to view online. Around two-thirds of the entries are from Australia, including designs from Qantas, Cochlear and Holden, with further entries from across the globe – from China to the Czech Republic.

“An unprecedented number of Australian design icons and brands have been revisited and redesigned with a new level of innovation, sophistication and style. We have also unearthed some world-first products incorporating the latest in technology, cutting-edge design and medical breakthrough,” says Program Director of the AIDA, Stephanie Watson.

The entries will be reviewed by 600 international design practitioners to decide who’ll be short-listed for the awards.

Watson notes that, in their second year, the awards are seeing a significant trend towards ‘responsible design’.

“More than ever before, entries in the 2009 Awards demonstrate that industrial designers the world over are considering the wider implications of product design, including energy, water, material and waste reduction; choice of materials and manufacturing processes; responsible use, re-use and disposal; product afterlife and its overall impact on society,” she says.

The winners of the 2009 AIDA will be announced on 29th May next year. Click here to view all the entries online.

Indesign Publishing are proud supporters of the Architectural and Interior Products category of the AIDA.



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