And a new trophy.

Good Design Australia has launched the Good Design Index. The index pays homage to the original Australian Index for Good Design in the 60’s and 70’s and features past and present Good Design Award winners in an exclusive new online format. This release of the index includes projects going back to 2014 with more years being added in the coming weeks.

Good Design Australia has also unveiled a new sustainable trophy designed by The Evolve Group, winners of the 2016 Good Design Award of the Year for the Flow Hive. The new trophy design uses a clever combination of discarded plastic harvested from the ocean and 100% recycled polymers that will be injection moulded into an elegant ‘Good Design Tick’.    The new trophy will be presented to winners at the 60th annual Good Design Awards ceremony being held on 17 May 2018 for the first time at the Sydney Opera House, with special guest, Danish architect Jan Utzon, son of Jørn Utzon, architect of the Sydney Opera House.

Commenting on the new design, Good Design Australia CEO, Dr Brandon Gien said designers play a critical role in deciding what material to use and specify when designing and manufacturing products, and in many cases, these materials can be harmful to the environment.

“Our oceans are currently being polluted with single-use plastic with recent studies predicting that by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. This is a design problem and one we, as designers and advocates for good design, should turn our attention to. By utilising sustainably designed materials, the new trophy embodies Good Design Australia’s mission to create a better, safer and more sustainable world, through design,” he said.