The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country – were announced September 8th during the 2020 Good Design Week.
Acoufelt’s WoodBeQuiet™ received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Product Design Furniture and Lighting category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
WoodBeQuiet™ is the synchronisation of visual beauty, superior sound absorption and environmental sensitivity. The WoodBeQuiet™ collection of acoustic planks by Acoufelt are composed from polyester fibres with more than 60% recycled content, and are printed to appear like real wood using a high-resolution printing technique that doesn’t impede acoustic performance.
The Good Design Awards Jury praised WoodBeQuiet™, commenting: “A great product for interior designers to specify. The commercial application of the WoodBeQuiet material is versatile with widespread application. The jury commends the use of recycled material in the manufacture of this product.”
The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud 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 communication design, design strategy, social impact design and young designers.
More than 55 Good Design Awards Jurors evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition at this level.
Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award is a significant achievement given the very high calibre and record number of entries received in 2020.”
“There’s no doubt it has been a really tough year for everyone so it’s nice to be able to share some good news for a change. The projects represented in this year’s Good Design Awards shine a positive light on our creative and innovative capacity as human beings. These inspirational winning projects give me hope and optimism that our design community will continue to innovate, no matter how challenging the world around us is,” said Dr. Gien.
Acoufelt is all about Making Quiet™ in shared spaces for better working, learning and living. Our Acoustic FWC™ Philosophy looks at all six surfaces of a room with exceptional solutions representing the nexus point for aesthetic and acoustic design. Our holistic approach to sustainability and our commitment to thought leadership makes Acoufelt a disruptive force in revolutionising the design of shared spaces.