GOOD DESIGN FESTIVAL

JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION AND LEARN HOW GREAT DESIGN IMPROVES THE QUALITY OF OUR LIVES AND HELPS SHAPE A BETTER AUSTRALIA, CONTRIBUTING TO A MORE PROSPEROUS AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD.

27 to 29 May 2016, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney.

The Good Design Festival was founded on the notion that design-led innovation creates better products, user-centric services, sustainable business models and ultimately, a better and safer society and environment for us all. The Festival is a long-term initiative aimed squarely at positioning Australia as a leading design and creative destination and is proudly positioned within Vivid Sydney, the globally recognised festival of light, music and ideas.

The Good Design Festival brings together the annual Good Design Awards Gala Night and After Party, the Young Australian Design Awards, the newly established Design Entrepreneur Awards and the Good Design Showcase – an interactive exhibition celebrating the best in cutting edge design from around the world.

2014 Good Design Festival, Martin Place

Good Design Awards Gala Night and After Party

Friday 27 May 
5.30pm til Late
OPT Arrivals Hall & Customs Hall

The Good Design Awards Celebrate the very best in design, innovation and creativity and is Australia's longest standing and most prestigious Design Awards program dating back to 1958.

The Good Design Awards Gala Night is Australia’s most celebrated design event where winners of the coveted Good Design Award and Good Design Award of the Year will be presented against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

This exclusive black-tie event is a highlight on the international design calendar, attracting Australian and international design luminaries, industry thought-leaders, social, political and cultural dignitaries and mainstream media.

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On the night...

Good Design Awards Gala Night

Good Design® Selection Celebration

Good Design Awards Gala Night

Good Design Awards Presentations & Dinner

Good Design Awards After Party

The Official Good Design Awards After Party

The Good Design® Selection Celebration will celebrate the 2016 Good Design® Selection Winners and the Industry Award Winners. The Good Design® Selection is awarded to products, services or projects that, in the opinion of the judges have demonstrated good design.

Good Design Australia are proud to partner with a Industry Associations to present the following Awards:
– The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Award
– The Design Institute of Australia Award
– The Safe Work Australia Award for Good Design (new for 2016)
– The 202020 Vision Green Design Award (new for 2016)
– The CSIRO Design Innovation Award (new for 2016)

Held in the Customs Hall overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour and Opera House, guests will enjoy a fine dining meal followed by the presentations of the prestigious Good Design Awards® and Good Design Award® of the Year.

The Good Design Awards After Party follows the Good Design Awards Gala Night, at Sydney’s famous Cargo Hall, overlooking the beautiful Sydney Harbour and Opera House.

Guests will enjoy the electric atmosphere of the opening night of VIVID and have the best vantage point for the world famous projections on the Opera House sails. Guests will also be able to explore the Good Design Showcase, an exclusive preview to the finalist exhibition prior to the public opening on Saturday.

Complimentary drinks and canapés will be served throughout the night.

Good Design Awards 2015

Good Design Exchange

Saturday 28 May 2016
Session One, 2pm-4pm
Session Two, 4.30pm-6pm
Networking Drinks, 6pm-7.30pm

Session One: They Stole My Design, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

What would you do if someone else profited from your original design?

This Forum will focus on IP and Design Rights in Australia. Hosted by Good Design Australia and Presented by the Australian Design Alliance [AdA] and the Authentic Design Alliance, Five renowned Australian furniture and product designers will share their experiences of replica design.

Session Two: Design Entrepreneur Awards Pitch and Awards Presentation , 4:30pm – 6.00pm

New for 2016, the Design Entrepreneur Awards were created by Good Design Australia and CtechBA to recognise entrepreneurial startups in the design and business community.

Finalists will pitch their ideas to a live audience and a panel of design, business and venture capital professionals. The winner will be invited to join CtechBA’s Business Acceleration Program, valued at $25,000, where they will gain investment, expertise and access to distribution channels to realize their concept.

Good Design Festival Closing Cocktail Party, 6:00pm – 7.30pm

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Good Design Forum 2015, Darling Harbour

Good Design Showcase Exhibition

Saturday 28 May, 1pm-8.30pm
Sunday 29 May, 1pm-8.30pm

FREE TO ATTEND

Presented by Good Design Australia, 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. 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.

Floor Talks – Registration is Essential

Saturday 28 May – 3.30PM
Sunday 29 May – 1.30PM & 3.30PM

Real Fake Competition

Located in the Good Design Showcase – REAL FAKE features five Australian furniture and lighting works where the audience are invited spot the fake – cast your vote for a chance to win one of 5 authentic design pieces.

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