2012 Melbourne Design Awards

Key Dates

The Best of the Best


The following awards celebrate the participants whose work has excelled most during the ratings period. From ratings given by both judges and the marketplace, they have earned their title as Best of the Best.

Best in Category


The Etiquette Winter 2012 Collection
Fashion Design - Accessories and Jewellery | Creator: Etiquette Handbags and Wallets | Commissioner: Etiquette Handbags and Wallets

Aves Insecta: Autumn/Winter 2012
Fashion Design - Fashion Label | Creator: Tettmann.Doust | Commissioner: Tettmann.Doust

Whispering Roots
Fashion Stylist | Creator: LUI HON | Commissioner: LUI HON


agIdeas International Design Week
Design Event | Creator: Design Fountation | Commissioner: Design Fountation

Open House Melbourne 2012
Design Event | Creator: Open House Melbourne | Commissioner: Open House Melbourne

Design Publication - Online | Creator: Mackay Branson design | Commissioner: Mackay Branson design

The Design Files
Design Publication - Online | Creator: The Design Files  | Commissioner: The Design Files

FAINT Magazine
Design Publication - Print | Creator: FAINT | Commissioner: FAINT

Design Retailer - less than 5 shops | Creator: Poliform | Commissioner: Poliform

cylk on Chapel
Design Retailer - less than 5 shops | Creator: cylk | Commissioner: cylk


Sydney Opera House - Stage Management Desk
Product Design - Business and Technology | Creator: Sydney Opera House | Commissioner: Sydney Opera House

Product Design - Consumer | Creator: STOXBOX | Commissioner: STOXBOX

Backpack Bed™
Product Design - Sport and Leisure | Creator: Swags for Homeless | Commissioner: Swags for Homeless

VDM furniture designs
Product Design - Furniture | Creator: Didier | Commissioner: Vue de Monde

CAJA Furniture/Homeware Design
Product Design - Furniture | Creator: CAJA | Commissioner: CAJA

'In the Spirit'
Product Design - Homewares | Creator: LOBE | Commissioner: LOBE

Brightgreen D900 Cube
Product Design - Lighting | Creator: Brightgreen | Commissioner: Brightgreen

'modelis' collection
Textile + Surface Design - Interior | Creator: etch by design | Commissioner: etch by design

Service Design

Better Health Channel
Digital Experience - Mobile | Creator: Deloitte Digital | Commissioner: Department of Health

ANAM 2012 Website
Digital Experience - Website | Creator: August | Commissioner: Australian National Academy of Music

L'Oreal Paris Powder Room
Event Experience - Consumer | Creator: CarrSpace | Commissioner: L'Oreal Paris

'New Generation' Orchard
Visual Merchandising | Creator: Gloss Creative Pty Ltd | Commissioner: Melbourne's GPO

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Wayfinding  | Creator: Büro North | Commissioner: Lend Lease


Wintergarden Facade
Architecture - Commercial - Constructed | Creator: studio505 | Commissioner: ISPT

Sustainable Company Headquarters Birkenstock Australia
Architecture - Commercial - Proposed | Creator: Melbourne Design Studios | Commissioner: Birkenstock Australia

Keast Park Community Pavillion
Architecture - Mixed - Use - Constructed | Creator: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects | Commissioner: Frankston City Council

Cloud House
Architecture - Residential - Constructed | Creator: McBride Charles Ryan | Commissioner: Private

'Living Places' Suburban Revival
Architecture - Residential - Constructed | Creator: BENT Architecture | Commissioner: Department of Human Services

The MDS PassivHaus : Comtemporary Living in an Energy-Positive 10 Star Home
Architecture - Residential - Proposed | Creator: Melbourne Design Studios | Commissioner: Melbourne Design Studios

Habitat Group Lighting Showroom
Installation Design - Display | Creator: Habitat Group | Commissioner: Habitat Group

cBraille - A lighting exhibition for people who are blind
Installation Design - Exhibit | Creator: cSigns | Commissioner: cSigns

The Footy Show
Installation Design - Set Design | Creator: Baenziger Coles Pty Ltd | Commissioner: Nine Network

Grong Grong
Interior Decoration  | Creator: Molecule | Commissioner: Private

Hawk & Hunter Cafe
Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality | Creator: Perrett Ewert Leaf Pty Ltd | Commissioner: Tommy Collins Events

Good Shepherd Chapel - Abbotsford
Interior Design - Public or Institutional | Creator: Robert Simeoni Pty Ltd Architects | Commissioner: Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Kooyong Residence
Interior Design - Residential | Creator: Matt Gibson Architecture + Design | Commissioner: Private

Un-Waste Bookcase
Interior Design - Residential | Creator: Bild Architecture | Commissioner: Eco-Innovators

Fitzgerald Optometrist
Interior Design - Retail | Creator: Two Design | Commissioner: Fitzgerald Optometrist

Lonsdale Street, Dandenong
Lighting Design | Creator: Electrolight | Commissioner: Places Victoria

PlayMo, Drewery Alley, Melbourne CBD
Urban Design | Creator: City Leaks | Commissioner: City Leaks


Protecting us All - Human Rights Campaign
Advertising - POS | Creator: Fenton Stephens | Commissioner: Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

Edithvale Wetlands Discovery Centre
Graphic Design - Environmental  | Creator: Principle Design | Commissioner: Melbourne Water

NAB brand identity
Graphic Design - Identity and Branding | Creator: Principals | Commissioner: NAB

'Now and When: Australian Urbanism' exhibition, typography design
Graphic Design - Illustration and Type | Creator: Design By Pidgeon | Commissioner: Australian Institute of Architects

Ludlites Posters
Graphic Design - Illustration and Type | Creator: Hoyne Design | Commissioner: Hoyne Design

Great Dane Catalogue
Graphic Design - Publication | Creator: Hoyne Design | Commissioner: Great Dane

Crown Lager packaging refresh
Graphic Design - Three Dimensional | Creator: Davidson Branding | Commissioner: Foster's Australia

City of Casey's Selandra Community Place
Motion  | Creator: ASPECT Studios & Studio Binocular | Commissioner: City of Casey