Andreu World, a leading international company in the manufacturing of contemporary designer furniture (seats and tables), has been awarded five accolades at the Good Design Australia program. The Nuez - designed by Patricia Urquiola, Aire Outdoor (Piergiorgio Cazzaniga) seating collections and Hula stools (Benjamin Hubert) have each been specially awarded with a Good Design Award Gold, the highest recognition of the event, while the Status conference table and Marina outdoor armchair have both received a Good Design Award in the category of best product design.
The annual Good Design Awards are Australia's oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a 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 branding, strategy design, social impact design and young designers.
More than 55 members of the Good Design Awards jury have evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design criteria covering "good design", "design innovation" and "design impact". Projects recognized with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the jury that they are worthy of recognition at this level.
The Good Design Awards jury has highlighted the excellence of Andreu World designs, stating that "receiving five good design awards is a significant achievement given the high caliber and record number of entries received in 2020."
“There is no doubt that it has been a really difficult year for everyone, so it is good to be able to share some good news for a change. The projects represented at this year's Good Design Awards shed a positive light on our creative and innovative capacities as human beings. These inspiring winning projects give me hope and optimism that our design community will continue innovating, no matter how challenging the world around us,” states Dr. Gien.
"The award for good design in Australia is more than a symbol of excellence in design: it represents the hard work and dedication towards innovative results that will ultimately improve our lives. These projects show the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” indicates Dr. Gien.
The 2020 Good Design Awards have attracted a record number of submissions with a staggering 835 design projects evaluated at this year's international design awards.
About Good Design Australia
Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organization responsible for managing Australia's annual Good Design Awards and other exclusive design events. With a proud history dating back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world.