Cobalt Scoops 2015 Premiers Design Awards

Cobalt's work on the ASRC Food Justice Truck has won the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Design Award, Victoria's most prestigious design prize. Rounding out a successful night (and year), Cobalt's Twista, our children's balance bike, was also shortlisted as a Product Design finalist.

The Food Justice Truck (FJT) was a project conceived by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) and developed pro-bono by Cobalt. The concepts stemmed from a Design Thinking workshop facilitated by Cobalt, involving designers, ASRC staff and clients as well as community members. Key stakeholders were involved from the outset, resulting in a smooth design and production process that delivered a result exceeding the expectations of all those involved.

The FJT acts as a regular mobile market, selling fresh food to the general public at market prices. Asylum seekers can buy the same produce at a much lower rate, encouraging them to integrate into their new communities and enjoy fresh and healthy food. The truck visits scheduled locations each week, and details of locations and times are updated regularly on Twitter.

Our second award entry, Twista, was shortlisted as well. To be named a finalist in the Premier’s Design Awards reflects the quality of the work that went into this project over a period of about two years.

It was a great evening at Government House and we’re looking forward to being there in years to come (we have some exciting projects in the works, so keep an eye out!).

Keep up with our projects and awards updates on Facebook & Twitter.