Design Awards

Two Cobalt projects, the Zgo Monitor Arm and Minelab F3 Compact Mine Detector, were recognised at the 2012 Australian International Design Awards Gala Ceremony conducted in Sydney on 20 July 2012.

Best in Category, Design Award and Patron Prize

F3 Compact Mine Detector (for Minelab and Applidyne) won 3 awards; an Australian International Design Award; Best in Category for Business & Technology; and the Patron Prize. This year, the Patron’s Prize was introduced to recognise and celebrate the best Australian designed product or service. The Patron’s Prize is awarded to “one entry that has the potential to positively shape the future economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects of our planet.” It was chosen and presented by the Award’s Patron, His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce.

Design Award

Significantly, the Zgo Monitor Arm for Zgonic won a Design Award in the Architectural & Interior category. This is a great reward for some exceptionally clever engineering and design.

The project shows the best that can be achieved with a well defined and challenging brief from an informed client. John Ellis, Zgonic’s CEO, is delighted with Zgo’s success at AIDA as it will give the new product critical profile and credibility within architecture and interior design groups.

Team Efforts

Both projects are the result of focused and sometimes inspired team efforts, both internally and within our client organisations. We acknowledge our team members behind these awards below:

Zgo Monitor Arm: Lorrin Windahl, Ricardo Figari, Warwick Brown, Daniel Booker, Andrew Beard & Ryan Harper

F3 Compact Mine Detector: Simon Andresen, Matt Reeves