The elite prizes of the evening, awarded to two exceptional individuals in the design community, The Designers Institute Black Pin and The John Britten Black Pin, went to Fraser Gardyne and Mark Elmore, respectively. Fraser Gardyne, principal of graphic design company GardyneHOLT since 2006, has made a lasting and valuable contribution to the New Zealand design profession through his commitment to The Designers Institute and as the graphics convener of The Best Design Awards since 2003, whilst running his own design firm for thirteen years and recently joining forces with fellow designer, Michael Holt and PDF Communications in April 2006 to form gardyneHOLT. Mark Elmore, Head of Industrial Design at Fisher & Paykel, has been the driving force behind the company’s shift towards technologically savvy, design led products, in his 28 years with the company here in New Zealand and the world over.
The top accolades for each discipline; Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Product Design and Spatial Design received the Purple Pin. There were two Purple Pins awarded in the Graphic Design category; Wellington based designer collaboration between Sarah Maxey and Kris Sowersby for their characterful typeface slogans and Auckland design house Alt Group’s visual communications for Fisher & Paykel’s Social Kitchen (to read more click here).
The winner of the Purple Pin for Product Design was Avanti Design Technology’s Avanti Project Evo 2 and the Purple Pin for Spatial Design went to Studio Pacific Architecture in association with Warren and Mahoney for Wellington Airport. A handful of Gold Pins were awarded to the best in each category within each discipline.
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