The Australian Good Design Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian and international markets. They reward new and emerging areas of design, including design strategy, social impact design, design research, and up-and-coming design talent in the Next Gen category.
The Christie ICON Accessible Barbecue Cabinet received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Product Design category recognising outstanding design and innovation, from a record 933 submissions.
More than 70 Australian and international jurors, including designers, engineers, architects, and thought leaders, evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria, including good design, design innovation, and design impact. Winners demonstrate excellence in professional design and highlight the impact a design-led approach has on business success and social and environmental outcomes.
The Good Design Awards Jury commented on the ICON: “A definite improvement on existing offerings, the design has thoughtfully considered the experience of users of all abilities. The considerations of social distancing are also thoughtful. Aesthetically the design is robust and clean and will integrate well into public spaces. Overall, this is a really impressive example of design and engineering and a standout project that ticks every box for good design in this category. Well done.”
Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving an Australian Good Design Award is testament to embedding design excellence at the heart of a product, service, place, or experience. Although 2021 continues to be another challenging year, it is incredibly inspiring to see designers and businesses working together to find innovative, customer-centric design solutions to local and global challenges and to see them recognised and rewarded for their efforts through these prestigious awards.”
“The importance of embracing good design principles is now more important than ever as many businesses around the world have had to completely re-think their business strategies to remain competitive. The standard of design excellence represented in this year’s Awards is the best I’ve ever seen in my 25 years of running these Awards, an encouraging sign that the design sector is flourishing,” Dr. Gien went on to say.
Learn more about the ICON Accessible Barbecue cabinet here.