[SDA2013]

2013 Sydney Design Awards

Awards Entries

Sunseeker - Sunseeker / eskimo

Advertising - Print

- Winner

Leading Australian swimwear brand Sunseeker sought our creative expertise to refresh and unify its brand. We saw an opportunity for Sunseeker to uniquely own the ‘fit’ category in Australia. Building a brand story for women who want to feel fashionable yet comfortable in all situations; from the beach to the pool was our goal. We created a new positioning and an accessible DIY guide to navigate your way through the perils of buying the perfect swimsuit.

 

Prince Alfred Park Pool - City of Sydney / City of Sydney and Neeson Murcutt Architects with Sue Barnsley Design

Architecture - Mixed - Use - Constructed

- Winner

Located at the edge of central Sydney, the ambition of the project was to reinvigorate the under-ulitised 7.5 hectare park, and upgrade the tired public pool. The overriding principle was to premiate landscape over built form, based on a conviction that in these inner urban areas, green space is sacred. Neeson Murcutt Architects with the City of Sydney, have embedded a new 1000m2 pool facilities building as a piece of ‘folded landscape’ with a green roof of native ‘meadow’ grasses by Sue Barnsley Design. In this single move the building disappears from the adjacent street, and is integrated with the rolling park landscape. The building is intimate and monumental (generally 6m deep x 125m long) – scaled to the swimmer and to the city. Blue coloured stripes accentuate the topographic quality of the project by de-emphasizing the distinction between building wall, pool concourse and bleacher seat. The ephemeral fence, yellow umbrellas, blue and white toddler shade structure, over-sized tree-seat, coloured ‘chimneys’, palm trees and mound slide, bestow a playful character. They are the ‘follies’ within the Victorian park. The upgraded pool is the City’s first pool that is fully trigeneration ready, a testament to the City of Sydney’s ambitious sustainability aspirations.

 

Seacliff House - Chris Elliott Architects

Architecture - Residential - Constructed

- Winner

A house for a family of four. Everyday life occurs on a platform overlooking the sea. Beneath this the rock is carved out to form a grotto. Above the platform is a protective cocoon for sleeping. Astride all this at roof level sits a belvedere accessible only via a narrow curved stair, as in a Martello tower.

 

Yellowtrace - Yellowtrace Pty Ltd

Design Publication - Online

- Winner

Yellowtrace is a rigorously and passionately curated online publication showcasing only the best of Interior Design, Architecture, Art, Photography, Lifestyle, and anything else worth knowing about. Our signature style is honest, friendly and engaging with retina busting visual content. We believe that amazing talent is wasted if it's not shared, and is something that deserves to be celebrated. We keep our feet firmly on the ground by not getting swept up in the hype of just the latest news. Instead we focus on covering the best and most inspiring work, regardless of how current it may be. This approach is balanced by providing a regular overview of the current design trends and memes in our curated images and 'stories on design' series'.

 

Targeting Maths 3 App - Blake Publishing / 3RDSENSE

Digital Experience - Games

- Winner

The Targeting Maths 3 app is an amazing way to learn mathematics. Within this app, Year 3 students can access a huge range of activities that make learning maths fun, motivating and full of rewards. The game includes hundreds of questions in varying formats and modes that cover the entire Year 3 maths curriculum. Students can clearly measure their performance with the ability to earn points and collect badges. The multiplayer mode allows students to play against each other on the same device, making it ideal for the classroom. Students race each other to correctly answer questions, earning points for speed and accuracy. This app makes the challenge of learning maths into a motivating and satisfying game.

 

Breakfast Out iPhone app - Breakfast Out

Digital Experience - Mobile

Finalist

The Breakfast Out iPhone app ensures you’ll never have a bad breakfast. A guide to Melbourne’s best breakfast destinations, this app features a condensed hit-list of the city’s finest brekkies, along with a GPS navigation system to help you get there. The app features over one hundred nifty reviews, accompanied by beautiful photography and simple, clear functionality. The “nearby” function guarantees the ultimate mobile experience – no matter where you are, we’ll show you where to find your closest breakfast hot spots. The GPS support means the app is always local, always relevant and new content is automatically downloaded straight to your device. The “browse suburb” map feature also allows you to explore different parts of the city via a purpose-built, integrated map.

 

One Central Park, Sky Application - Frasers Property & Sekisui House / Frost* Design

Digital Experience - Mobile

Finalist

Frasers Property and Sekisui House released Sky early this year at the Jean Nouvel designed One Central Park. Sky is collection of penthouse and sub-penthouse apartments, for sale by private appointment. With prices averaging over $2 million, these are the most premium apartments within the $2 billion Central Park urban village, which is reshaping the Chippendale and Broadway area of Sydney. Working across the design of marketing communication for the whole development, it was such an exciting process seeing Central Park coming to life with the release of each installment of the development.

 

Biscuit - Croquis

Digital Experience - Mobile

Finalist

Biscuit is the ultimate vocabulary sidekick - Faster than a dictionary, easier to use than traditional flash cards or word lists, and always by your side.

 

Dandelion - Protein One

Digital Experience - Mobile

- Winner

The Australian global success story which spread the word that “Bullying is for people with no imagination”. Dandelion is an interactive anti-bullying book for children which encourages kids to embrace their creativity to build their confidence. The story was written when the author’s son was bullied, so he wrote a book which would give parents a platform with which to discuss the topic with their kids. It was designed and developed as an App (becoming the #1 Book App in the Australian App Store within 2 weeks), out-ranking Dr Seuss and Pixar on the App Store and was selected by Apple for ‘Best of 2012’. However, such was the impact of the story, that it was published by Penguin Random House as a hardcover picture book. The project has spun off into merchandise, a stage play and is now being developed as a children’s TV show.

 

Khai Liew Website - Khai Liew / Frost* Design

Digital Experience - Website

- Winner

Khai Liew recently approached us to update a site we had originally designed for him in 2007. We wanted the updated site to be an experience - something we felt the original site achieved quite well. But for the updated site we wanted to shift the focus - to elevate the online experience and the works beyond the mercantile.

 

Penguin Lantern Website - Penguin Books Australia / Frost* Design

Digital Experience - Website

Finalist

Lantern, an imprint of the renowned Penguin Books already has high regard within the publishing industry and their books receive great exposure and placement within bookstores, translating to sales. However, with bulk of book sales’ shifting from shop fronts to online retailers the problem of discoverability in the changing retail landscape has become paramount in Lantern’s success.

 

Brien Holden Vision Institute - Virtual Refractor - Brien Holden Vision Institute / Butterfly

Digital Experience - Website

- Winner

A highly innovative web-based learning tool, the Virtual Refractor has been designed to simulate a complete distance refractive examination using a refractor head. For the uninitiated, it simulates an eye test! Virtual patients, with numerous demographic profiles, respond to various test charts and questions regarding the effects of lens combinations introduced by the examiner. Using this world class tool, optometry students are able gain a strong working knowledge of how to perform a refraction prior to practical clinical sessions.

 

University of Newcastle Website - University of Newcastle / Squiz

Digital Experience - Website

Finalist

The University of Newcastle needed a website that would wow prospective students whilst also building pride in current students, staff and alumni. With a huge amount of content - some 40,000 pages, UON was looking to consolidate their online presence and make the most of each page. Squiz stepped in to build a UX-driven site that ticked all UON’s boxes and provided a streamlined, modern experience.

 

Peroni - Passaggio - Peroni Italy / Reborn

Event Experience - Consumer

Finalist

Peroni, the exclusive beer of Sydney Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival, launch 'Passaggio' - a unique installation which captures the true style of the Peroni brand. The innovative experience took the consumers at MBFFS on a journey, transporting them to Italy so they could experience the essence of Italian style.

 

Chromatic Motions - Destination NSW/AGB Events / Thi Nguyen

Event Experience - Consumer

- Winner

Chromatic Motions is a public installation that was part of the 2013 Vivid Light Festival. It is a virtual instrument that allows users to paint on a virtual canvas with their body. The installation analyses live-feed from users and converts shape and motion into colours. This is designed to work with any number of people and in the interaction is very simple – touch creates colour.

 

VIVID Sydney 2013, Ricochet Installation - ARUP / Frost* Design

Event Experience - Consumer

Finalist

As part of the exciting Sydney lighting festival, VIVID, we worked in collaboration with Arup on an interactive installation piece, we called RICOCHET.

 

Ending HIV – Join the Revolution Video - ACON / Frost* Design

Film - Branded Content/Viral

- Winner

As part of the ending HIV epidemic by 2020 in NSW, we developed a campaign timed to coordinate with 2013’s Sydneys Mardi Gras. Australia signed on the new global HIV prevention targets set by the UN, and has set bold new HIV reduction and prevention targets locally. The new goals seek to achieve virtual elimination of HIV transmission among the gay community (currently accounting for ¾ of new infections in NSW) by 2020. This campaign is the 1st large scale gay community engagement and mobilisation platform to embody the NSW HIV Strategy 2012-2015: A New Era, launched by NSW Health on December 1, 2012.

 

Commonwealth Bank Australia Melbourne Call Centre - Commonwealth Bank Australia / Frost* Design in collaboration with Davenport Campbell

Graphic Design - Environmental

- Winner

The Frost* Environments team recently completed an exciting new project for employees at Commonwealth Bank’s Melbourne call centre. Working in collaboration with Interior Designers Davenport Campbell, the agency was commissioned to animate the newly refurbished activity-based workplace, whilst inspiring and engaging staff who are often working on intense, monotonous tasks.

 

Sydney Pavilion / Shanghai Biennale - 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art / Re

Graphic Design - Identity and Branding

Finalist

‘The Floating Eye’ was the curatorial theme of the Sydney Pavilion in the Shanghai Biennale, the largest international art event in mainland China, attracting over 8 million visitors. The challenge was to convey the theme of varied perspectives of the city’s transforming reality observed through its demographics, geography, history, politics and society. The Sydney Pavilion identity had to create stand-out and recognition amongst hundreds of pavilions, whilst appealing to an international audience. We built a visual language of symbols, combined and intertwined through a shifting graphical lens interpretation of the viewer that avoided the need for wordy articulation.

 

SWG Studio - SWG Studio

Graphic Design - Identity and Branding

Finalist

We needed to invigorate our design studio's visual identity and branding using the company’s new graphic orientated stationery to portray our multidiscipline creative design studio.

 

Coffey rebrand identity refresh - Coffey / Principals

Graphic Design - Identity and Branding

Finalist

Every Coffey relationship is built on trust. Whether it’s in geosciences, project management or international development. Trust that’s hard-earned through proven expertise, depth of global experience and commitment to stay one step ahead. They have a united group of specialists – many of whom number among the best in the world and take enormous pride in collaborating with Coffey’s project partners. By digging deeper. Thinking smarter. And seeing further. All so they can deliver the smartest solutions, every time. As Coffey has grown, there have been many changes to their people, clients and the market. Coffey has developed a new strategy to regain their market leading position. In 2012 - based on feedback from global research with their clients and people, they have simplified their business structure by moving from a sub-brand to master-brand strategy. They now position themselves through their masterbrand – Coffey. They have developed a new brand strategy, which includes a new positioning, vision, client promise, behaviours, verbal and visual identity.

 

CHEP Rebrand - Brambles / Principals

Graphic Design - Identity and Branding

- Winner

CHEP is one of Australia’s quiet achievers. It does business today in 52 countries and is best known for its ubiquitous blue shipping pallets. In recent years CHEP has been scaling up by purchasing other reusable packaging companies that serve different industries to its own. We needed to find a smart way of folding these new businesses into the CHEP brand. To start thinking as one team, without losing each brand’s valuable frontline industry expertise. So we drew the many businesses together around a shared promise to customers – to help them to chase higher supply chain performance. Yet at the same time locked in the acquired industry expertise through CHEP branded industry solutions. The new identity system helps the greatly expanded CHEP family to look and act as one. A lengthy rebrand process is now well underway, to align the business and its multiple divisions to the new identity. To date the Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial and Pallecon divisions have implemented the new identity globally, with further divisions to follow

 

WongPartnership Brand Identity - Wong Partnership / Principals

Graphic Design - Identity and Branding

Finalist

WongPartnership has achieved an extraordinary thing – being counted and recognised as one of the top 4 law firms in Singapore in just 20 years. By comparison, two of their major competitors have been around for over 100 years. They have consistently challenged the major players and have strong ambitions to become the leading firm.

 

Folk 2012 Season's Greetings Cards - Folk

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

- Winner

Challenge: Find a useful and creative way to spread the Christmas cheer. Solution: Season's Greetings Cards

 

WItcheryKids SS13 Drawn to style - Witchery / eskimo

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

Finalist

A spirit of collaboration and carefree travel adventures was integral to eskimo’s SS13 campaign strategy for WitcheryKids. The concept ‘Drawn to Style’ saw bright illustrations take the lead, with Tokyo-based artist Grace Lee injecting a burst of imagination to campaign imagery. Employing both a digital and in-store presence, the boundless worlds of make-believe melded seamlessly with the collection - all playful prints and summertime shades. eDMs and highly engaging digital content (including interviews and seasonal must-haves) embodied an international twist and encouraged kids to dream big.

 

Sydney Pavilion / Shanghai Biennale - 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art / Re

Graphic Design - Publication

- Winner

‘The Floating Eye’ was the curatorial theme of the Sydney Pavilion in the Shanghai Biennale, the largest international art event in mainland China, attracting over 8 million visitors. The challenge was to convey the theme of varied perspectives of the city’s transforming reality observed through its demographics, geography, history, politics and society. The Sydney Pavilion identity had to create stand-out and recognition amongst hundreds of pavilions, whilst appealing to an international audience. We built a visual language of symbols, combined and intertwined through a shifting graphical lens interpretation of the viewer that avoided the need for wordy articulation.

 

OzHarvest Annual Report 2012 - OzHarvest / Frost* Design

Graphic Design - Publication

Finalist

OzHarvest is a non-denominational charity that rescues and redistributes excess food, which would otherwise be discarded. For this project we created the charity's 2012 Annual Report to be their first major roll out application of the new branding created in collaboration with advertising agency, Droga5. The project came about as a result of Vince Frost and David Nobay from Droga5’s participation in the OzHarvest annual fundraising challenge, the CEO Cookoff, earlier in 2012.

 

Sky Brochure - Frasers Property and Sekisui House / Frost* Design

Graphic Design - Publication

Finalist

Frasers Property and Sekisui House released Sky early this year at the Jean Nouvel designed One Central Park. Sky is collection of penthouse and sub-penthouse apartments, for sale by private appointment. With prices averaging over $2 million, these are the most premium apartments within the $2 billion Central Park urban village, which is reshaping the Chippendale and Broadway area of Sydney. Working across the design of marketing communication for the whole development, it was such an exciting process seeing Central Park coming to life with the release of each installment of the development.

 

Real Change - Principals Pty Ltd

Graphic Design - Publication

- Winner

To create a new dynamic identity for the internal communications part of Principals branding

 

TRACE - University of Western Sydney

Graphic Design - Publication

Finalist

Give a room full of Design Students a publication name and see what happens... Under the guidance of their tutors, students come away with valuable real world experience, and a killer portfolio piece to boot!

 

SunRice Gourmet Rices - SunRice / Boxer & Co.

Graphic Design - Three Dimensional

- Winner

The Gourmet Range is a suite of exotic, premium, gourmet rice varieties ideally suited to entertaining at home, such as SunRice wanted something that would position this range at the top end of supermarket rices.

 

People for Plants - People for Plants / eskimo

Graphic Design - Three Dimensional

Finalist

Jamie Durie – TV star, horticulturist, landscape designer and affable sustainability advocate, has transferred his expertise and knowledge of plants to his latest project, a new range of certified organic skincare. Introduced in 2013, People for Plants is a fresh, new all-Australian certified organic skincare range, aspiring to the highest level of organic ingredients, sourced globally for their high potency and purity, crafted into superb formulations - at a reasonable price. It is presently stocked in David Jones and Priceline, and independent retailers across Australia with future plans for global expansion.

 

Adam Hills Live - ABC TV / Baenziger Coles

Installation Design - Set Design

- Winner

This set design submission describes the work recently completed for world class stand up comedian Adam Hills, who has been back in the host chair for a series of 12 one hour chat shows on ABC TV. These shows have built on Adam’s previous talk show : “Adam Hills Live at Gordon Street”. They feature celebrity guests and clever comedy in front of a live studio audience. The set design provides a new environment for Adam, and his co-host Hannah Gadsby. The project is a co-production between Adam’s long time executive producer Bruce Kane, through his company Bruce Kane Media and ABC TV.

 

NYC Apartment - Private Client / Arent&Pyke

Interior Decoration

Finalist

Arent&Pyke transformed a small, dark apartment in the West village of New York City into a bright and vibrant retreat - an urban oasis for a client who revels staying in the most exciting part of the city, yet desires a comfortable and liveable personal space.

 

Beach House - Client commissioned / Designed by Karen Akers

Interior Decoration

- Winner

Right on the beach, this old style bungalow was in need of modern comforts for a young family. A restful palette of materials, colours and textures were used to create the relaxed feel of this coastal holiday home.

 

Stylish Suburban - St Ives, Sydney. - PRIVATE CLIENT / Brett Mickan Interior Design

Interior Decoration

Finalist

By embracing and not fighting the existing architecture, an awkward, faux 1960s Cape Cod-style home in the suburbs becomes a livable family home - with personality, art, bold colour and a nod to vintage.

 

Pachamama House - Pachamama House / Forward Thinking Design

Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality

Finalist

Pachamama takes its name from the Andean cultures’ term for ‘Mother Earth’. Its philosophy is about one of natural simplicity; a return to basics. This restaurant combines modern, sophistication with classic earthy charm in a way that is complimentary, not disjointed. The design utilises reclaimed building materials as interior fitout finishes which provides a well established foundation. It combines minimalism with well resolved detailing to a mature affect. This is emphasised with the simple acid-stain concrete slab, as the flooring material, contrasting with the complex overhead hanging glass and bottle display racks. The bar seating arrangements create a contemporary and casual environment whilst the banquette seating provides a cosy and intimate environment for customers to sit back and enjoy everything that Pachamama House has to offer.

 

Lightspeed - Lightspeed / The Bold Collective

Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality

- Winner

The entrance to Lightspeed was designed to acts as a portal that transports visitors from the generic office setting to an unexpected workspace that represents a home garage feel. The casual workplace style was to reflect the contemporary way that work is conducted in today's climate. It is a true representation of the Lightspeed brand and offers an environment that staff relate to and can work comfortably in.

 

Facebook head office - Facebook / Siren Design

Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality

Finalist

Welcome to the iconic Facebook head office … a space that every designer dreams of creating, a space that has quickly set a precedence amongst the international Facebook design standards, and we'll soon show you why ...

 

Questacon Learning Technology Centre - Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre / E2

Interior Design - Public or Institutional

- Winner

Housed within a heritage-listed, former Royal Australian Mint administration building in Canberra is the Questacon Technology Learning Centre (QTLC). This unique creative hub is an experience centre that has the opportunity to positively impact the future of Australian innovation by increasing the community’s engagement with science and technology. e2’s design solution is inspired by the maker movement and brought to life through the exploration of a combination of honest, simple and intuitive detailing that confirms QTLC’s approach. Various spaces expose joints, screws and rivets to create visitor intrigue through visual representation of how these spaces were built. The intuitive use of approachable, tactile and sustainable materials throughout the infrastructure allows specific spaces to be dedicated for interactivity and participation.

 

Seacliff House - Chris Elliott Architects

Interior Design - Residential

- Winner

A house for a family of four. Everyday life occurs on a platform overlooking the sea. Beneath this the rock is carved out to form a grotto. Above the platform is a protective cocoon for sleeping. Astride all this at roof level sits a belvedere accessible only via a narrow curved stair, as in a Martello tower.

 

Shoes of Prey store - Shoes of Prey / The General Store

Interior Design - Retail

- Winner

In many ways, this was a dream project, with two essential ingredients: a big, ambitious creative idea; and a brave client, with a real appetite to create something buzzworthy and amazing. Shoes of Prey is a global customised women’s shoe retailer, based in Sydney. A celebrated online retailer that, until now, has operated purely in the online space. The brief was to create the very first physical store for Shoes of Prey. When Shoes of Prey was initially presented with the creative idea, they fell in love with it. So much so, that they were prepared to double their initial budget to make it happen. A bold move that has certainly paid off for them, with the store currently trading at four times their initial target revenue. And the store has created huge interest around the world, with plans now underway to roll out this initial store concept across Australia, and in the US and Japan.

 

Sushi Hub - Sushi Hub / Rptecture Architects

Interior Design - Retail

- Winner

Traditional Japanese architecture meets a modern twist in Sushi Hub’s flagship store. The undulating waves and rigid patterns of the space encapsulate the harmonious balance that is synonymous with old Japan. The result is a design rich in culture that is palatable for the emerging multicultural phase of Australia. The notion of generating depth through the use of static objects is explored to develop a store vivid in motion and complexities. Through repetition, a unique rhythm is created. It serves as the design language applied throughout all aspects of the store. Heavily utilized materials have been selected for their visual and tactile properties that enhance the identity of Japan. Unique marbling of the timber and the texture of the stone recreate the serene landscape. The layout and features of the store have been formulated to respond to the site constraints. An efficient operation at the back of house is paramount to cater for the fast turnover of items. To lengthen and elongate the site, linear dowels assist in drawing the eye into the space. A culmination of innovative design techniques and a simple material palette symbolize the cultural difference that Sushi Hub offers to their customers.

 

Walla Mulla and Bourke Street Parks - City of Sydney / Terragram with Chris Elliott Architects

Landscape Design - Commercial

- Winner

This was a scene of social degradation. Many of the locals wanted the homeless inhabitants kicked out of the area! The homeless considered it their turf and wanted to remain in their hang-out, but they also wanted it improved. Into this context Terragram and CEA have delivered two sparkling new parks that score highly in both physical and social sustainability.

 

Prince Alfred Park + Pool - City of Sydney / City of Sydney and Neeson Murcutt Architects with Sue Barnsley Design

Landscape Design - Commercial

Finalist

Located at the edge of central Sydney, the ambition of the project was to reinvigorate the under-ulitised 7.5 hectare park, and upgrade the tired public pool. The overriding principle was to premiate landscape over built form, based on a conviction that in these inner urban areas, green space is sacred. The old pool facility building was removed from the middle of the park, allowing the landscape to be visually opened and re-graded, amplifying its distinctive pastoral quality. New activities such as playing courts, fitness nodes, playgrounds, and picnic tables are concentrated along the railway edge and have added life to the park. Pathways choreograph desire lines and shed stormwater to grassy swales for collection and reuse on the park playing field. New plantings and avenues draw on the Victorian love of exotica, while a rolling, grassy topography blurs the park perimeter with an urban grassland ecology. The new pool building is designed as a ‘folded landscape’ with a green roof of native meadow grasses. In this single move the building disappears from the adjacent street, and is embedded into the park landscape. Two crisply shaped landscape mounds define the pool enclosure, simultaneously connecting and separating pool and park.

 

WRD Rebrand - White River Design

Marketing - Brand 360

- Winner

White River Design celebrated 10 years in business in 2013, providing the perfect opportunity to reposition our brand. In line with our transformation from solely graphic design into a complete creative studio, we recognised the need to move to a more contemporary, innovative and transformative brand that reflected our evolving culture and commercial development. White River Design has long been a catalyst for change in other businesses, conceptualising and creating hundreds of individual brand identities. Based on our own brand personalities of The Magician and The Creator, we morphed our brand to the acronym WRD. Using our birthday celebration as the launching pad for the rebrand, underpinned by the concept of turning ‘Ten Years New’, we threw a birthday party strategically designed to celebrate and showcase our evolution and expertise as a multi-faceted studio. The strategy was to throw a typical birthday party–with balloons, party games, birthday cake, lolly-bags and the singing of ‘happy birthday’. The theme was black and white to tie in with our new brand, and we entwined our brand personalities system into our party games, engaging with clients while simultaneously reinforcing the branding and identity system that is unique to our studio.

 

Skylands - Villawood Properties / Vive Group

Marketing - Brand 360

- Winner

Villawood Properties' first foray into NSW, Skylands is approximately 52kms from Sydney’s CBD. The master planned residential community is adjacent to a new train station and would include a retail/commercial precinct adjoining the station as well as a neighbourhood activity centre.

 

Feeding the 5000 Campaign - OzHarvest / Frost* Design

Marketing - Branded Experience

Finalist

We created a thought provoking campaign to promote OzHarvest’s new ‘Feeding the 5000’ event 2013. The giant free hot lunch at Sydney’s Martin Place, is part of a global initiative in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program. Feeding the 5000 events takes place all over the world including Paris, Amsterdam, New York -having originated in London and created by UK food waste identity Tristram Stuart, with OzHarvest’s founder and CEO, Ronni Kahn, responsible for bringing it to life in Australia.

 

Ending HIV Campaign - ACON / Frost* Design

Marketing - Branded Experience

- Winner

As part of the ending HIV epidemic by 2020 in NSW, we developed a campaign timed to coordinate with 2013’s Sydneys Mardi Gras. Australia signed on the new global HIV prevention targets set by the UN, and has set bold new HIV reduction and prevention targets locally. The new goals seek to achieve virtual elimination of HIV transmission among the gay community (currently accounting for ¾ of new infections in NSW) by 2020. This campaign is the 1st large scale gay community engagement and mobilisation platform to embody the NSW HIV Strategy 2012-2015: A New Era, launched by NSW Health on December 1, 2012.

 

The Pigtail™ Closet Guitar Hanger - The Cap Hanger Co

Product Design - Consumer

- Winner

The Pigtail is a unique and new way of storing your guitar in your closet. Perfect for those in studio apartments, student accommodation, or as the distraction in your office. It offers a safe and secure way of storing your instrument so it is always just an arm's reach away.

 

Ezy Squeeze® Ultra Bucket - E.D. Oates PTY LTD

Product Design - Consumer

Finalist

A bucket strives to change the traditional form of household cleaning through smart and ergonomic design to reduce contamination and conserve water, while improving the efficiency of logistical transportation.

 

Bra-Voe - Bra-Voe

Product Design - Consumer

- Winner

Bra-Voe is a stylish solution for bra storage. It's revolutionary, it's funky, it's exciting, it's engineered. Suitable for any wardrobe design. No more searching for bras and no more damaged bras.

 

Braemar “Super-Six” ducted gas heater - Seeley International

Product Design - Housing and Building

- Winner

Seeley International is delighted to announce the release of the Braemar “Super-Six” ducted gas heater… redefining the paradigm for six star ducted gas heating. In 2012, Seeley International launched Braemar’s world first six star ducted gas heating range. Now, through its philosophy of continuous innovation and product enhancement, Braemar has created the ultimate in six star energy-efficiency. For consumers, installing a “Super-Six” ducted gas heater means significant savings on running costs and CO2 emissions. When compared to a three star heater, a “Super-Six” will save approximately $463 per year in running costs and 1.6 tonnes of CO2 – which is equivalent to taking a small car off the road for a year!

 

Ecto Handplanes - Ecto Handplanes

Product Design - Sport and Leisure

- Winner

Ecto Handplanes recycle broken surfboards into thrilling high speed bodysurfing devices known as handplanes, or handboards. Ecto Handplanes have been designed with a unique shape, and required developing a special manufacturing technique to recycle the foam of broken surfboards - which are normally put in the bin on a one way trip to landfill.

 

Opal Card Ticket Reader - Transport for NSW / 4Design

Product Design - Automotive and Transport

- Winner

The Opal Card Ticketing reader is a proximity card reading device for the Opal card, the new electronic ticketing system for Sydney's public transport, currently in rollout. Once fully rolled out, this system will unite Sydney's trains, ferries, buses and light rail into one single integrated payment platform. The design of the Opal card reader is truly unique for Sydney's transport network, and is as iconic to Sydney as trams are to Melbourne. The main features are: - Beautiful, sleek, seamless, modern design language - Quick and simple customisation to suit a range of different installation environments, ground works and pedestrian flow conditions. - Easy and quick to maintain the reader heads and poles. - Built tough to resist the harsh urban/marine environment - Integrated LED light ring acting as a beacon to indicate from a distance to customer where they need to to 'tap on' and 'tap off'.

 

SwatchMate - The World’s Smartest Colour Detector - Palette - SwatchMate

Product Design - Concept

- Winner

SwatchMate is the world’s smartest colour detector, connecting wirelessly to your smartphone so that you can capture the colour of any surface with just one click.

 

Little Cove - Marxcraft

Product Design - Furniture

Finalist

Besides working with my hands building furniture in my workshop whilst being surrounded by the perfume of wood around me, I love heading to the surf every opportunity I get. My favourite surf spot is "Little Cove" tucked away in the Noosa Hinterland. The serenity of the rainforest that borders the beautiful coastline is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. With the glorious Sunshine Coast sun beating on the ocean and being partially sheltered by the hinterland creates waves that are luxuriously warm, inviting and plentiful. It's a surfer's dream spot. Inspired by my favourite surf spot in the world - "Little Cove" in Noosa, I wanted to design a piece to celebrate this enchanting place in the world that has restored me time and time again.

 

Bronze Table - BARBERA

Product Design - Furniture

Finalist

Described as “Clash of the Titans meets Donald Judd”, Daniel Barbera’s opulent Bronze table is a mix construct of cast bronze, marble and timber, created to stand the test of time. With a vision of becoming a true “future” relic, Barbera fuses classical aesthetics with contemporary techniques, producing a single object that recognises who we are and who we were.??

 

Groove - Tane Design

Product Design - Furniture

- Winner

‘Groove’ is a range of sustainable seating and lighting, comprising of chair, children’s stool and floor lamp; produced from recycled cardboard with bamboo frames. The products are inspired by exploring the alternative use of everyday materials. Components which create the three products are nested within each other, ensuring there is minimal material waste in the production process. The cardboard sections can be easily removed, recycled and replaced, giving the product an extended lifespan.

 

Plankton Lamp - MALINKO Design

Product Design - Lighting

- Winner

Inspired by ocean microorganisms ‘Plankton’ lamp is one of a kind. Its light, intricate body is produced via 3D printing using durable nylon based powder and features a great amount of detail. The lamp uses LED light bulbs that consume minimum energy. Its surface is covered in flock that gives it that unexpected soft and velvety finish. During the design phase the project has met multiple challenges and pushed 3D printing technology to its limits. Close collaboration with Australian manufacturers has brought the quality of the product to the new level. We hope that the end product will motivate consumers to search for more unique and unusual designs, not mass manufactured goods.

 

Prospectors CoreSafe® - Prospectors Supplies Pty Ltd / CMD Strategy | Design | Innovation

Product Design - Medical and Scientific

- Winner

Core trays are used for the storage, transport and presentation of drilled rock core, as used by mining and exploration companies worldwide. Exploration Companies drill to extract core samples, which are analysed to indicate the value of the lands from which it came. CoreSafe focuses on maintaining the integrity of the core samples during storage and transport, and addresses the health and safety issues with maneuvering large quantities of solid rock. Already in the few short months since its commercial release, CoreSafe is quickly becoming the category name for core sample trays.

 

Mittstrom- Mid Stream Urine Collection - FWEE / Charlwood Design

Product Design - Medical and Scientific

- Winner

Mittstrom is an innovative device to assist with the hygenic collection of midstream urine for pathology analysis. It is a low cost, fully biodegradable saddle made from corn starch into which a standard pathology collection jar is placed. Early stream urine is diverted away from the jar by a thin cornstarch membrane which dissolves over a period of 3 seconds and then allows the midstream urine to flow into the collection vial. Once collection is complete the user simply removes the filled jar and flushes the device down the toilet. This innovative product has been granted patents internationally

 

RailSafe Integration - RailSafe / Squiz

Service - Government

- Winner

RailSafe Website, sponsored by Safety, Environment, Quality & Risk Directorate (SEQR) in Sydney Trains, provides accurate, up to date information about safety standards and policies that hundreds of rail workers and contractors rely upon to. Squiz worked with Sydney Trains project team to understand their requirements for a responsive site that connected with their internal systems and served as a single source of truth for all internal and external stakeholders.

 

Pitt Street Mall Public Domain - City of Sydney Council / Tony Caro Architecture

Urban Design

Finalist

Over 58,000 people pass through Pitt Street Mall on an average summer weekday, retail rents in the Mall are amongst the highest in the world, and yet the public domain had deteriorated due to the prolonged, intensive levels of pedestrian traffic and incessant re-development of the adjacent major retail stores and developments. The Mall was pedestrianised in the late 1970’s, but continued to have the character of a “paved street” through retention of the original crowned street profile. This project offered an opportunity to re-think the ground-plane of the Mall as a flatter, more “floor-like” surface with the intention of creating a “public room” like quality. The paving strategy reinforces the width of the mall by utilizing a standard City palette at its edges that transforms to a richer, centralised carpet-runner-like quality arranged in radiating east-west bands, made from a palette of traditional Sydney street stone types.

 

Prince Alfred Park + Pool - City of Sydney / City of Sydney and Neeson Murcutt Architects with Sue Barnsley Design

Urban Design

Finalist

Located at the edge of central Sydney, the ambition of the project was to reinvigorate the under-ulitised 7.5 hectare park, and upgrade the tired public pool. The overriding principle was to premiate landscape over built form, based on a conviction that in these inner urban areas, green space is sacred. The old pool facility building was removed from the middle of the park, allowing the landscape to be visually opened and re-graded, amplifying its distinctive pastoral quality. New activities such as playing courts, fitness hubs, playgrounds, and picnic tables are concentrated along the railway edge and have added life to the park. Pathways choreograph desire lines and shed stormwater to grassy swales for collection and reuse on the park playing field. New plantings and avenues draw on the Victorian love of exotica, while a rolling, grassy topography blurs the park perimeter with an urban grassland ecology. The new pool building is designed as a ‘folded landscape’ with a green roof of native meadow grasses. In this single move the building disappears from the adjacent street, and is embedded into the rolling park landscape. Two crisply shaped landscape mounds define the pool enclosure, simultaneously connecting and separating it and the park.

 

Sydney Laneway Upgrades - Angel Place & Chinatown - City of Sydney / ASPECT Studios

Urban Design

- Winner

Angel Place and Chinatown Laneways are two catalytic public space upgrade projects which have lead the City of Sydney’s ongoing Laneway Revitalisation Strategy, a scheme designed to reactivate a number of Sydney’s historically significant laneways through high quality public domain upgrades. ASPECT Studios were engaged by the City of Sydney as lead consultants to undertake the works, which included upgraded streetscapes, traffic reconfigurations to promote active transport and pedestrian priority, and the integration of joyous and thoughtful site specific artworks which manifestly enliven the public environments and add layers of cultural enrichment.

 

Walla Mulla and Bourke Street Parks - City of Sydney / Terragram with Chris Elliott Architects

Urban Design

Finalist

This was a scene of social degradation. Many of the locals wanted the homeless inhabitants kicked out of the area! The homeless considered it their turf and wanted to remain in their hang-out, but they also wanted it improved. Into this context Terragram and CEA have delivered two sparkling new parks that score highly in both physical and social sustainability.

 

Opal Card Ticket Reader - Transport for NSW / 4Design

Urban Design

Finalist

The Opal Card Ticketing reader is a proximity card reading device for the Opal card, the new electronic ticketing system for Sydney's public transport, currently in rollout. Once fully rolled out, this system will unite Sydney's trains, ferries, buses and light rail into one single integrated payment platform. The design of the Opal card reader is truly unique for Sydney's transport network, and is as iconic to Sydney as trams are to Melbourne. The main features are: - Beautiful, sleek, seamless, modern design language - Quick and simple customisation to suit a range of different installation environments, ground works and pedestrian flow conditions. - Easy and quick to maintain the reader heads and poles. - Built tough to resist the harsh urban/marine environment - Integrated LED light ring acting as a beacon to indicate from a distance to customer where they need to to 'tap on' and 'tap off'.