Bringing you the winners from the 61st edition of the Good Design Awards – covering everything from 3D Bioprinters to an inaugural Women in Design Award.
July 15th, 2019
The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards 2019 were announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 11 July in Sydney. Nearly 700 projects were evaluated across 10 design disciplines including architecture, communication, digital, fashion, service, strategy, engineering and social impact.
Inventia Rastrum 3D Bioprinter designed by Inventia Life Science and Design+Industry bagged the coveted top award – Good Design Award of the Year. The 3D Bioprinter builds 3D cell structures that could be used to test a range of therapies, with the ultimate aim to even print a cure for cancer.
Mirvac won the Best Commercial and Residential Design for Harold Park in Glebe, Sydney. The Best Interior Design went to HCD Impress for Shenzhen iCarbonX Lecture Hall in China while the Best Urban Design was awarded to Turf Design Studio for Central Park Public Domain in Chippendale, Sydney. In the product design category, Best Furniture and Lighting was awarded to Sway designed by Nick Rennie for Made by Pen. The Electrolux Kitchen Range won in the Best Domestic Appliance category.
Sharon Gaucci, Executive Director, General Motors was announced winner of the inaugural Women in Design award category for being the first Australian woman to hold this position. As for the Good Design Award for Sustainability, Rangerbot, the underwater robot – designed by QUT and Designworks and commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation – won for helping save and protect the reef.
Speaking about the winners, Dr Brandon Gien, CEO, Good Design Australia said, “The Australian Good Design Award winners this year are an inspiring representation of the future. At the heart of all the winning projects is a problem (big or small) that was solved through clever, considered and meaningful design that will have a positive impact on our lives and our planet.” 255 of the 378 winning entries were designed in Australia.
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