The winners of Australia’s peak industry design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country – were announced at The Star on 11 July at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony.
Makarlu Lotus received a prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. Carla Mullins and Michael Schwarer of Body Organics were at the gala ceremony to accept their gold trophy.
The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation, with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship. The 2019 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions, with close to 700 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.
Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award at this level is a significant achievement given the very high calibre of entries received this year.”
The Good Design Awards Jury spent several days evaluating each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in all areas and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition.
“Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence, it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately improve our quality of life. These projects showcase the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” – Dr. Gien.
The Good Design Awards Jury praised Makarlu Lotus, commenting:
“A beautiful and well thought through design which makes this a highly effective studio prop. The magnetic nested domes are very stable with textures that add style to what is a really well made product. The nesting doll joining is really clever.”