Sunbeam, F&P and Breville dominate Good Design announcement

Sunbeam, Fisher & Paykel and Breville are among the appliance companies awarded Good Design recognition after the judging for the 2013 Australian International Design Awards. A total of 29 appliances will compete to be named the Best in Category at the Awards ceremony in Sydney later this month.

Joining these three in competition for a major award are Electrolux, Nespresso, Jura and Philips, while some lesser known brands, such as Prep, CoolTec, Gecko and LotusGrill, have also qualified for this round of the competition.

Good Design Award – Domestic Appliances

BeefEater BUGG
Breville’s The Multi Chef
Breville’s The Original ‘74
Breville’s The Thermal Pro Grill
CoolTec Electric Shaver
Dyson Digital Slim Mk2
Dyson Hot + Cool AM05
Everdure E Churrasco
GWA Epure Zone
Fisher & Paykel Companion range
Fisher & Paykel 60cm Built-in Oven
Fisher & Paykel CleanSmart 10kg TopLoad Washing Machine
Gecko Bug Zappers
JURA Automatic Frother
JURA ENA Micro 1
Kenwood Mulitpro Sense Food Processor
LotusGrill BBQ
Masha by Prep
Nespresso U
Philips PerfectCare Aqua
SodaStream Australia
SodaStream Source
Sunbeam Café Series Espresso Machine EM7000
Sunbeam Cafe Series Variable Temperature Kettle
Sunbeam Maestro 2 Slice Toaster
Thermomix
UltraCaptic bagless vacuum cleaner by Electrolux Group Design Small Appliance
Westinghouse 90cm Freestanding Cooker

UPDATE: Breville Australia has taken the opportunity to send over a quotation expressing their happiness at this recognition, as well as three Red Dot gongs recently bestowed up the Thermal Pro Grill, Multi Chef and Kinetix Control blender:

“In both the Red Dot and Australian International Design Award programs, the Thermal Pro Grill and the Multi Chef stood out for their elaborate and innovative designs, meeting the program’s search for excellence and best in class design,” said Richard Hoare, Breville director of design and innovation.

“With Breville’s expansion internationally, awards such as Red Dot offer significant value to our new markets. However, as an Australian company with a very experienced and talented design team, the Australian International Design Awards are particularly special to us as the judging process is one of the most thorough of the international awards programs.”

While the major brands have dominated the Domestic Appliance category, the Consumer Electronics award is heavily populated by smaller, emerging brands. Of the 16 finalists granted Good Design status, only two — Pentax and Kobo — could claim any global status. Joining these in the contention for the Best in Category award are niche brands such as JBL, MOD, HEX3 and Blackmagic.

Good Design Award – Consumer Electronics

Blackmagic Cinema Camera
BlueAnt Q3 Premium Smartphone Earpiece
BlueAnt Ribbon Stereo Bluetooth Streamer
iiNet Budii
HEX3 AppTag HD
HEX3 JaJa Pressure Sensitive Stylus
Hive security camera
iDECT ECLIPSE 8035 Digital Cordless Phone System with Answering Machine
JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia
Kobo Arc
Kobo Glo
MOD Live Heads-up Display for alpine goggles
Pentax MX-1
Pure Jongo S3
RØDE iXY
Native Union Switch

Appliance and electronics brands awarded Good Design in other categories include Laurastar (Housewares and Objects), Motorola (Commercial and Industrial), Philips (Medical and Scientific), and Dyson (Architectural and Interiors).

The 2013 Australian International Design Awards will be held in Sydney on Thursday 30 May 2013.

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