The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House on 17th May at the 60th Annual Good Design Awards Ceremony.
GroundProbe’s Geotech Monitoring Station (GMS) received the prestigious Good Design Award® Best in Class in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. The award was won by GroundProbe and their industrial design partner, Designworks. The GMS was also a Good Design Award® of the Year Nominee.
The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The awards celebrate the best new products and services on the market, excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design, and reward emerging areas of design including business model innovation, social impact and design entrepreneurship.
The 60th Good Design Awards attracted record entries of 536 innovative designs with 269 projects receiving the coveted Good Design Award®. Of these, there were only 30 Best in Class Award Winners, across a range of industries and design professions.
“GroundProbe pride themselves on being at the forefront of design and innovation,” said Lachlan Campbell, GroundProbe’s VP Marketing and Technology.
“To win a Good Design Award® is a wonderful achievement in itself, but to also be crowned the winner of the prestigious Good Design Award® Best in Class in Product Design is a true testament to our design team and their drive to create the best product possible,” Mr Campbell said.
Every year, Good Design Australia invites renowned design experts from Australia and around the world to participate in the Good Design Awards evaluation process.
The Good Design Awards Jury commented – The GMS system was developed with the user at the forefront of the design process. By conducting visual inspection remotely the product offers safety not available with any product currently on the market. The design is simple but highly effective and ideal for use in the open-cut mines. This product has the potential to save lives and provide reassurance to workers. Beautifully integrated UX workflow and remote access to the mine site is very clever and effective. The industrial design is considered and highly professional. Clever use of low cost metalwork powder coated with interesting angled shapes on the tripod provides a lovely robotic aesthetic which looks great while keeping the cost low. Everything about this product is exceptional and the design team should be extremely proud of the outcome.
The winners were presented with the new sustainably designed Good Design Award trophy in Sydney. Special guest, Jan Utzon (son of Jorn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House) presented the Good Design Award® of the Year on stage and congratulated all of the 2018 Winners.