WHO NEW? New Product Awards sort best from the rest
designEX and Form & Function are pleased to announce Australia’s best new products after last night’s New Product Awards, following a bumper first day of the three-day exhibition in Sydney.
To meet the criteria for the industry-recognised Awards, exhibitor products must not be prototypes and must be released commercially in Australia either at the show or in the six months prior.
Danielle Fischer from Diversified Exhibitions, which stages the event, said: “All facets of the industry – whether decorative, structural or functional – are reflected in 13 diverse award categories, with the one consistent element of excellence in design.”
In addition to excellence in design and manufacture, judging was based on innovative features, ergonomic design, functionality, aesthetics, durability, versatility, safety features and environmental sensitivity.
The Award winners are:
Appliances - Bosch Home Appliances for “Ecologixx Condenser Dryer”
Bathrooms - Xflo for “Skape Bath by Karim Rashid”
Building & Construction Systems - Dulux for “AcraTex InfraCOOL Technology”
Building Technologies - Lift Shop for “Freedom Lift”
Decorative Accessories - Katsu Glass Design for “ArtGlass”
Doors & Windows - Centor Architectural for “S1E Eco-Screen”
External & Structural Products - Locker Group for “Atmosphere”
Fabrics & Prints - Cloth Fabric for “Drawn from the Land” wallpaper for Porter’s Paints
Flooring - Academy Tiles for “Liquidfloor LIGHT”
Furniture - Spence & Lyda for “Tio”
Internal Surface Finishes - Caesarstone for “Motivo”
Lighting - Brightgreen for “Brightgreen”
The New Product Awards judges comprised Geoff Fitzpatrick, Director National Strategy Design Institute of Australia; Oliver Kratzer, National President Elect Design Institute of Australia; Clive Solari, Principal D3 Design; and Marc Veenendaal from MPV Design.
All 81 entrants have their new products on display in a dedicated feature area on the show floor, located in Hall 4.
The New Product Awards are proudly sponsored by Selector.com and Axolotl.
designEX and Form & Function are held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from Thursday 22 April to Saturday 24 April.
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