Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia's annual Good Design Awards program.

With a proud heritage dating back to the Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) established in 1958, the Australian Good Design Awards is recognized by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) as Australia’s peak design endorsement program.

In a crowded marketplace, Good Design gives companies their competitive edge. It separates
the extraordinary from the ordinary, excellence from mediocrity and brilliant from boring.
Ultimately, good design is about making a difference – on functional, economical, aesthetic and sustainable levels. Good Design Australia recognize top quality amongst the best products and services on Australian and global markets, critiqued against international benchmarks. The Jury brings together design leaders from a diverse array of fields and countries. After more than 50 years, the Good Design Awards program is amongst the most trusted and recognized accolades of its kind in the world.
“Good design is when a product is environmentally fantastic, functionally brilliant and totally appealing to the senses.”
Good Design Awards Jury, 2009


Among the most respected and recognized international design endorsement symbols in the world, the Good Design® Selection and Good Design Award® trademarks are visible indicators of good design principles and an organisation’s commitment to design excellence. Their connection to quality products and services leads to increased sales and point-of-sale differentiation for consumers.

Good Design Festival 2016 @ Sydney VIVID: Showcase Exhibition

Presented by Good Design Australia, the 2016 Good Design Festival brings together the annual Good Design Awards Gala Night and After Party, the Good Design Exchange and the Good Design Showcase Exhibition.

The Good Design Showcase is an interactive exhibition featuring the finalists and winners of this year’s Good Design Awards and Young Australian Design Awards.

Guests will be able to explore the very best in design and innovation from Australia and around the world.

The Good Design Showcase will be hosting guided tours and floor talks, taking guests behind the scenes of the Good Design Awards Judging and providing an exclusive insight into the finalists and winners of Australia’s most prestigious accolade for design and innovation.

From cutting edge electronics, consumer products and medical breakthroughs to the latest sporting equipment and fashion accessories – the Good Design Showcase will feature the best new products entering the Australian market.

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