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The Good Design Awards Yearbook pays tribute to the designers and innovators featured in the 2016 Awards with forewords from the Prime Minister of Australia, New South Wales Premier and feature articles on the Flow Hive – recipient of the 2016 Good Design Award of the Year, the Good Design Award for Sustainability, Young Design Award winners and all the Good Design Award and Good Design Selection recipients.

In his foreword, the Prime Minister highlights the importance of design to Australia’s future prosperity.



“All aspects of our daily routine are influenced by design—where we eat, sleep, work and relax. Whether we are aware of it or not, it is one of the most powerful forces in our lives.

Good design is inspiring and uplifting, and empowers us to be more efficient and creative. Nowhere is this better reflected than at these awards, which remind us of the power of smart, aesthetic and thought-provoking design.

The Good Design Awards is Australia’s longest standing national design award and promotion program, and I commend their efforts in fostering creativity, collaboration and competition both nationally and internationally.

Our nation’s future prosperity depends on the contributions of a strong creative design industry. Congratulations to all those being honoured through these awards.

I pay tribute to Good Design Australia for hosting these awards and wish all participants ongoing success.” The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia