2011’s top designs were awarded at the Australian International Design Awards on Friday 22 July.
July 29th, 2011
From a list of 232 remarkable Australian and internationally-designed products, 47 have been awarded a Design Award(TM) in recognition of their excellence in design and innovation.
“Award winners are the result of unwavering dedication to good design and commitment to a professional design process,” said Brandon Gien, Managing Director of Good Design Australia, the association presenting the awards.
“Innovation, creativity and attention to detail are clearly at the heart of each project.”
Denmark-based Kompan took out the top prize, 2011 Design Award of the Year, for their ICON interactive outdoor playground promoting health and sociability in children.
The highest scoring products in each award category received a special accolade this year, named Design Award: Best in Category.
Best in Category | Architectural and Interior Products – Sayl by Herman Miller
Best in Category | Automotive and Transport – Audi A7 Sportback by Audi
Best in Category | Business and Technology – DaVinci Resolve hardware control surface by Blackmagic Industrial Design Team
Best in Category | Consumer (Joint) – Nespresso Pixie by Les Ateliers du Nord and STIHL Australia Cordless range by STIHL
Best in Category | Heavy Machinery – WorkArea Monitor (WAM) by GroundProbe
Best in Category | Housing and Building – Caroma Flow by GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens
Best in Category | Medical and Scientific – ResMed S9 Series with Automatic Climate Control
Best in Category Sport + Leisure (Design Award of the year) – ICON playground by Kompan
Finalists awarded a Design Award(TM) in recognition of design excellence are as follows:
Architectural and Interior Products
Aeratron Ceiling Fan
Air New Zealand SkyCouch
Dyson A03 Airblade™ Hand Dryer
EONA Table System
media:Scape designed by Steelcase
Automotive and Transport
Audi A7 Sportback
Peugeot 3008 SUV
Safe-n-Sound Platinum AHR Air Cushion
Convertible Child Restraint for Cars
Business and Technology
Fisher & Paykel CookSpace
STIHL Australia Cordless range
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air
Breville Kitchen Wizz Pro
Fisher & Paykel CookSpace
Flexi Bath by A Real Cool World
Golden Circle Chilled Juice Bottle
Hurom HU-300 Juice Extractor
ILVE Epsilon Island Rangehood
Philips SensoTouch3D RQ1290
Samsung Notebook Series 9
Steelcraft AGILE Stroller Travel System
Turbo Elite Barbeque Range
Work Area Monitor (WAM™)
Housing and Building
Klinch Tool Tethers
Smart Lifter Nano
Medical and Scientific
ResMed S9™ Series with Automatic Climate Control
HypoMon® Hypoglycaemia Monitor
ResMed Mirage FX Nasal Mask
SMRT BodySpanner Therapy Device
Sport and Leisure
The Seaglass Project Tuna
The Seaglass Project Tuna
The Electrolux UltraSilencer Green vacuum cleaner by Electrolux received the Design Award: Sustainability for best sustainable practice.
Electrolux UltraSilencer Green
The remaining 80 finalists were recognised as Good Design.
Australian International Design Awards
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