2020 Good Design Week winners revealed

The Good Design Award Best in Class accolade represents the pinnacle of design excellence in each sub-category and the very best projects within the Awards.

From a record 835 projects submitted to the Good Design Awards this year, only 34 of the most outstanding projects qualified for the Good Design Award Best in Class accolade. View Best in Class here.

Good Design Women in Design Award

The Women in Design Award was established in response to the significant gender imbalance within leadership roles in the design industry. This award seeks to recognise and celebrate women who have made significant contributions to the industry and hopes to encourage a more diverse and equal representation within leadership roles and in the design and creative industries in general.

The 2020 Winner of the Good Design Women in Design Award is presented to Mia Feasey.

Mia Feasey founded Siren Design in 2005 as a place for creatives to thrive. With ambition, hard work and an ability to think differently, Siren has flourished from a disruptive start-up into Australasia’s leading interior design consultancy with studios in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore.

2020 Indigenous Designer Award

The Deadly Allstars Healing Garden Co-Design brought together the award-winning Deadly Allstars Indigenous Cultural group from Barnardos Australia and the service design expertise of DMA to create a genuine co-design process where young people in foster and kinship care researched, designed and built a physical healing space in Canberra.

This year the Jury also awarded a second Indigenous Designer Award after receiving a nomination for David Unaipon. The Award was posthumously awarded to David Unaipon for his outstanding contribution to Australian design.

David Unaipon (1872–1967) was a Ngarrindjeri man who lived at Point McLeay Mission, South Australia. He was a preacher, inventor and author.

Unaipon’s contribution to Australian society helped to break many Indigenous Australian stereotypes, and he is featured on the Australian $50 note in commemoration of his work.

By 1909, David Unaipon developed and patented a modified sheep-shearing hand tool which featured a straight rather than a circular blade. The design formed the basis of modern mechanical sheep shears.

The Award will be accepted by Allan “Chirpy” Campbell, David Unaipon’s Great Nephew who is based in Murray Bridge, South Australia. Dr. Brandon Gien from Good Design Australia called Mr. Campbell informing him of the posthumous Award.

A special thank you to Paul Huxtable, South Australia’s Good Design Ambassador who nominated David Unaipon for this special Award.


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