2014 Good Design Awards
From 16 August 2014
The Museum's annual selection from the Good Design Awards shows how design touches every aspect of our lives. The display includes a clarinet learning tool, an improved forklift mirror system and new lightweight folding boat. The exhibition showcases examples of how traditional product design is becoming increasingly integrated with interactive and communication technologies, in products such as the Smart City Parking System and the Holiday Light. You can interact with the Holiday Lights in the exhibition using your mobile device.
A feature of the exhibition is a collaboration between two of Australia's best known design brands and winner of the Good Design Award® of the Year – the Caroma Marc Newson Bathroom Collection. This collaboration resulted in a collection of 22 pieces, including toilets, tapware, showers, baths and a urinal. A rigorous design and engineering program solved many challenges. Newly patented installation technology allows the form to flow uninterrupted onto the mounting surface or wall.
The Multi Fresh Fruit Bowl by Multicap and Infinity Design is on display, winner of this year's Powerhouse Museum Design Award. Multicap is a high-needs disability support organisation in Queensland, providing meaningful work for people with disabilities. Their 'Multi-Fresh' enterprise involves packing fruit for weekly delivery to businesses. The fruit bowl protects the fruit during transport and when the lid is removed to form a base, it transforms into a colourful display. A bowl-folding and fruit-stacking jig was developed that helps make assembling and packing the bowls easier and more efficient.