2012 Australian International Design Awards

ArchitectureAU surveys some of the winning designs at the 2012 Australian International Design Awards, announced by Good Design Australia on 20 July.

Architecture and Interior Products

Design Award™ Sustainability

RAW Carpet tiles with distressed finish (Interface, US)

Design Award

Cobi office chair (Steelcase, US), winner, Best in category
Goggle ergonomic educational chair range (D3 Design Australia)
Graph conference chair (Wilkhahn, Germany)
Haiku Bamboo energy-efficient ceiling fan (Big Ass Fan Company, Malaysia and US)
Marina seat – for Lusail City Development, Qatar (HUB Street Equipment, Australia)
Node classroom chair with integrated backpack storage (Steelcase, US)

Awards for Good Design

EchoPanel Mura – wallcovering with high recycled content (Woven Image, Australia)
Malibu steel drawer handle (Furnipart, Australia)
Monorail workstation with adjustable fittings rail (Australian Workstation Manufacturers)
Branca chair – seamless stackable timber chair (Mattiazza Industrial Facility, Italy and UK)
C:scape modular workstation (Steelcase, US)
Horizon Light – thin-film LED (Humanscale, US)
RAW Carpet tiles with distressed finish (Interface, US)
Methven Tahi twin-tapware (Methven, New Zealand)
Mura – lightweight acoustic wall tile made from PET (Woven Image, Australia)

Consumer

Design Award

CX 480 Full Surface induction cooktop (Gaggenau, Germany), winner, Best in category
Soundlink Wireless Mobile Speaker (Bose, US)
Dyson Ball Barrel Vacuum Cleaner with central pivot for manoueuvreability (Dyson, UK)
Ice & Water Side by Side refrigerator (Electrolux, Australia)

Good Design

Alfresco Dishwasher – designed specifically for outdoors (Asko, Sweden)
Elevator oven – in-bench retractable oven (Kleenmaid, Italy)
Levitating Island Rangehood (sans chimney) (Miele, Germany)

See all the entries and winners here.

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