The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced today during the 2021 Good Design Awards Week. The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country and reward projects across 12 design disciplines and 30 subcategories.
Rediroom — Instant Patient Isolation Room received a prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Engineering Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’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 and international market, excellence in architectural design, precinct design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, and reward new and emerging areas of design including design strategy, social impact design, design research and up-and-coming design talent in the Next Gen category.
The 2021 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with 933 design projects evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders. Each entry was evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes good design, design innovation and design impact. Projects recognised with an Australian Good Design Award demonstrate excellence in professional design and highlight the impact a design-led approach has on business success and social and environmental outcomes.
The Good Design Awards Jury commented: “With global cases of COVID-19 now over 200 million, and many healthcare systems struggling to provide the sort of safe isolation facilities needed to care for critically ill patients, this product has very strong global appeal. The innovation comes from finding a solution using standard methods, but in unique ways — and with a particular focus on speed of implementation. It’s an impressive design for many good reasons. This design scored highly on impact — for the benefits it can have in our current health crisis and future ones (antibiotic resistant bacteria), highly for innovation (a new design that adds value) and high for design. Overall, this is a highly professional piece of design that deserves to be recognised and celebrated in these Awards. Bravo.”
Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving an Australian Good Design Award is testament to embedding design excellence at the heart of a product, service, place or experience. Although 2021 continues to be another challenging year, it is incredibly inspiring to see designers and businesses working together to find innovative, customer-centric design solutions to local and global challenges and to see them recognised and rewarded for their efforts through these prestigious Awards.”
“The importance of embracing good design principles is now more important than ever as many businesses around the world have had to completely re-think their business strategies to remain competitive. The standard of design excellence represented in this year’s Awards is the best I’ve ever seen in my 25 years of running these Awards, an encouraging sign that the design sector is flourishing,” Dr. Gien went on to say.
Project Title: Rediroom — Instant Patient Isolation Room
Designed in: Australia
Rediroom allows hospitals to add an extra isolation room in under 5 minutes – helping them deal with outbreaks and stop the spread of infection. A single person can transform Rediroom from a mobile cart into an air-filtered, fully operational isolation room in under 5-minutes. Rediroom provides a physical barrier, a host of smart design features and HEPA-filtration to remove 99.5% of infectious droplets from filtered air.
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