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)
BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer by BACtrack
Digital and Online
MailChimp app by MailChimp
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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