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Design for social impact the focus at the 60th Good Design Awards Australia

Among a glittering crowd at the Sydney Opera House, it was the products designed to change people’s lives that became the centre of attention at the 60th annual Good Design Awards Australia.

  • BEST IN CLASS: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – INTERIOR DESIGN ENTRY PwC Sydney client collaboration floors – designed by Futurespace.

  • GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE BEST IN CLASS: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL ENTRY Nightingale 1 – designed by Breathe Architecture.

  • GOOD DESIGN AWARD SUSTAINABILITY NOMINEE BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – HOUSEWARES AND OBJECTS ENTRY Huskee Cup – designed by Vert Design.

  • Facett – designed by Blamey Saunders Hears, Professor Peter Blamey, Leah Heiss and Yaniv Kaufman.

  • JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – FURNITURE AND LIGHTING ENTRY ZETR Trimless outlets and switches – designed by Garth Elliott (ZETR).

  • BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORT ENTRY Victoria Police Alcohol and Drug Testing (ADT) bus – designed by Brimarco Byron-Wade – Vehicle Builder, Designer | Cobalt Design – Industrial Design | Ottimo Design – Mechanical Engineering.

  • JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – SPORT AND LIFESTYLE ENTRY Concourse smart wheels – designed by Concourse Golf, Design + Industry, Procept, Neo Industrial Design and Your Engineer.

  • GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENTRY Groundprobe GMS – designed by Groundprobe Engineering Team with industrial design by Designworks Group .

  • JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – SPORT AND LIFESTYLE ENTRY Fusion Trampoline Park – designed by Vuly.

  • GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE JOINT BEST IN CLASS: ENGINEERING DESIGN ENTRY Multi – New era of mobility in buildings – designed by Thyssenkrupp Elevator AG (Germany).

  • MAAS DESIGN AWARD BEST IN CLASS: FASHION DESIGN ENTRY Fashion Revolution Australia – designed by Fashion Revolution Australia.

  • BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ENTRY Soundwear companion speaker – designed by Bose (USA).

  • BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – DOMESTIC APPLIANCES ENTRY Electrolux comfortlift™ dishwasher – designed by Electrolux In-House Design Team (Sweden).

  • GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE JOINT BEST IN CLASS: ENGINEERING DESIGN ENTRY Humanihut Field infrastructure system – designed by Humanihut (Neale Sutton, John Brooks with Kadego).

  • JOINT BEST IN CLASS: SOCIAL IMPACT ENTRY Seabin project: whole solution strategy – designed by Seabin Group.

  • GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE BEST IN CLASS: DESIGN STRATEGY ENTRY AMP's Future of goals-based financial advice – designed by AMP Financial Services.

  • JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – FURNITURE AND LIGHTING ENTRY Jumpseat – designed by Sedia Systems, Ziba Design (USA).

  • BEST IN CLASS: NEXT GEN ENTRY Ikki: Companion therapy robot for sick children – designed by Seaton McKeon.

  • JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENTRY URSA broadcast camera system – designed by Blackmagic Design Team.

  • GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE GOOD DESIGN AWARD SUSTAINABILITY NOMINEE BEST IN CLASS DIGITAL DESIGN – WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT ENTRY Fund my Neighbourhood – designed by Department of the Premier and Cabinet – South Australia.



BY

May 18th, 2018


Last night saw 1100 people descend on the iconic Sydney Opera House for the 60th annual Good Design Awards ceremony. 

The Good Design Awards are Australia’s one of the country’s longest-running international Awards for design and innovation, with a history dating back to 1958. Crossing a hugely diverse range of products, the Awards give the opportunity for many of the unseen but incredibly vital products to be put in the spotlight. The Awards showcase excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design, engineering design and fashion design as well as rewarding emerging areas of design including business model innovation and social impact.

Winners were presented with their Good Design Award® trophies, with special guest Jan Utzon (son of Jørn, who designed the Sydney Opera House) presenting the 2018 Good Design Award® of the Year.

Full list of best in class and special award winners:

JOINT GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR
CSIRO DESIGN INNOVATION AWARD
BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC
BEST IN CLASS: SOCIAL IMPACT ENTRY
Facett – designed by Blamey Saunders Hears, Professor Peter Blamey, Leah Heiss and Yaniv Kaufman

JOINT GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR
BEST IN CLASS: SERVICE DESIGN – PUBLIC SECTOR SERVICES
Growing human-centred design across Queensland government – designed by Meld Studios and Queensland One Stop Shop Strategy and Implementation Office

BEST IN CLASS: NEXT GEN ENTRY
Ikki: Companion therapy robot for sick children – designed by Seaton McKeon

202020 GREEN DESIGN AWARD BEST IN CLASS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – URBAN DESIGN
Sydney park water re-use project – designed by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership

GOOD DESIGN AWARD® FOR SUSTAINABILITY ENTRY
Tesla Powerpack – Neoen Hornsdale wind farm – designed by Tesla (USA)

PATRON’S AUSTRALIAN DESIGN AWARD ENTRY
Nursewatch – designed by Cord & Berg

GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE BEST IN CLASS: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL ENTRY
Nightingale 1 – designed by Breathe Architecture

Nightingale 1 – designed by Breathe Architecture.

BEST IN CLASS: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – INTERIOR DESIGN ENTRY
PwC Sydney client collaboration floors – designed by Futurespace

BEST IN CLASS: COMMUNICATION DESIGN – BRANDING AND IDENTITY ENTRY
Westpac workplace wayfinding and environmental graphics – designed by THERE Design

GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE BEST IN CLASS: DESIGN STRATEGY ENTRY
AMP’s Future of goals-based financial advice – designed by AMP Financial Services

GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
GOOD DESIGN AWARD SUSTAINABILITY NOMINEE
BEST IN CLASS DIGITAL DESIGN – WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT ENTRY
Fund my Neighbourhood – designed by Department of the Premier and Cabinet – South Australia

GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE JOINT BEST IN CLASS: ENGINEERING DESIGN ENTRY
Humanihut Field infrastructure system – designed by Humanihut (Neale Sutton, John Brooks with Kadego)

Humanihut Field infrastructure system – designed by Humanihut (Neale Sutton, John Brooks with Kadego).

GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE JOINT BEST IN CLASS: ENGINEERING DESIGN ENTRY
Multi – New era of mobility in buildings – designed by Thyssenkrupp Elevator AG (Germany)

MAAS DESIGN AWARD BEST IN CLASS: FASHION DESIGN ENTRY
Fashion Revolution Australia – designed by Fashion Revolution Australia

BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORT ENTRY
Victoria Police Alcohol and Drug Testing (ADT) bus – designed by Brimarco Byron-Wade – Vehicle Builder, Designer | Cobalt Design – Industrial Design | Ottimo Design – Mechanical Engineering

GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENTRY
Groundprobe GMS – designed by Groundprobe Engineering Team with industrial design by Designworks Group

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENTRY
Roper system – Working at Heights Lifeline System – designed by TRAC International Pty Ltd

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENTRY
URSA broadcast camera system – designed by Blackmagic Design Team

BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ENTRY
Soundwear companion speaker – designed by Bose (USA)

BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – DOMESTIC APPLIANCES ENTRY
Electrolux comfortlift™ dishwasher – designed by Electrolux In-House Design Team (Sweden)

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – FURNITURE AND LIGHTING ENTRY
Jumpseat – designed by Sedia Systems, Ziba Design (USA)

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – FURNITURE AND LIGHTING ENTRY Jumpseat – designed by Sedia Systems, Ziba Design (USA).

Jumpseat – designed by Sedia Systems, Ziba Design (USA).

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – FURNITURE AND LIGHTING ENTRY
ZETR Trimless outlets and switches – designed by Garth Elliott (ZETR)

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – HARDWARE AND BUILDING ENTRY
Latch C – designed by Meyerhoffer (USA)

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – HARDWARE AND BUILDING ENTRY
Methven Tūroa shower – designed by Methven Global Design and Innovation Team (NZ)

GOOD DESIGN AWARD SUSTAINABILITY NOMINEE BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – HOUSEWARES AND OBJECTS ENTRY
Huskee Cup – designed by Vert Design

Huskee Cup – designed by Vert Design.

GOOD DESIGN AWARD® OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ENTRY
Carestream DRX revolution Nano mobile x-ray system – designed by Micro-X, Hydrix and Carestream Health

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ENTRY
Cochlear Nucleus 7 sound processor – designed by Cochlear Ltd

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – SPORT AND LIFESTYLE ENTRY
Chessplus – designed by Adam Laws, Nielsen Design

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – SPORT AND LIFESTYLE ENTRY
Concourse smart wheels – designed by Concourse Golf, Design + Industry, Procept, Neo Industrial Design and Your Engineer

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: PRODUCT DESIGN – SPORT AND LIFESTYLE ENTRY
Fusion Trampoline Park – designed by Vuly

JOINT BEST IN CLASS: SOCIAL IMPACT ENTRY
Seabin project: whole solution strategy – designed by Seabin Group

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