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The winners for the 2014 Good Design Australia Awards have been announced, with the Caroma Marc Newson Bathroom Collection receiving the accolade of 2014 Good Design Award of the Year.


May 28th, 2014

The Caroma Marc Newson Bathroom Collection by GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens and Marc Newson Limited is a unique design collaboration between Australia’s foremost industrial designer and Australia’s market leader in bathrooms.  The design brief required a new approach in the design of a complete Caroma bathroom collection consisting of 22-pieces, which includes toilets, tapware, showers, baths and a urinal.  From the start of the project, Marc Newson and Caroma undertook an iterative and rigorous design and engineering program to solve numerous engineering challenges resulting in patented installation technology.  Throughout the project, Caroma’s development team was focused on retaining Marc Newson’s design intent for all products, ensuring an excellent outcome.

Best in Category Awards went to:

Architecture and Interiors

Prince Alfred Park + Pool by  Neeson Murcutt Architects, Sue Barnesley Design, City of Sydney


Automotive and Transport

CITROEN Grand C4 Picasso by Automobiles Citroën, Citroën Automobiles Australia


Babies and Children

Minbie – soft silicone baby’s teat by I-Sip – Minbie, Ideation Design

Commercial and Industrial

ICCL PAD – Integrated Communications; Cap Lamp – Personnel Alert DeviceConsumer Electronics by Mine Site Technologies Pty Limited, PAD by Tiller Design, Alarm Unit by OSD (Outerspace Design Group)


Consumer Electronics

BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer by BACtrack


Digital and Online

MailChimp app by MailChimp

Domestic Appliances

Dyson Cool Fan AM06 by Dyson



Community-centred innovation: co-designing for disaster preparedness by RMIT University, Bushfire Co-Operative Research Centre, Design Research Institute, Australian Emergency Management Institute


Furniture and Lighting

Gesture chair by Steelcase


Housewares and Objects

The HEG – It’s a peg with a Hook..! by Hegs Pegs Australia, FINGO Product Development, SBi Innovation


Medical and Scientific

Intelect Neo – electrotherapy rehabilitation equipment by DJO, LLC, Design + Industry Pty Limited


Packaging and graphics

A Revolutionary Herb & Spice System for Busy Cooks by Outerspace Design, Blue Marlin, QDesign Enterprises, Sealed Air

Sport and Leisure

Flip Reel by Squiddies (fishing reel) by Tiller Design Squiddies


The  2014 Good Design Award Sustainability goes to Interface for Net-Effect – carpet tiles made from fishing nets sourced from developing communities.

Good Design Australia Awards


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