Best Design Awards 2015 finalists announced

Idealog picks some of its favourites from the prestigious awards.

The competition, an annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product and interactive design, has been run by the Designers Institute of New Zealand since 1988.

With 514 finalists, there are too many to list in this space, so here are Idealog’s favourite finalists (this week) from the categories of graphic, interactive, product and spatial, sans descriptions.

Feast your eyes.

To see the rest of the finalists, click here


Comic Sans For Cancer

Le Roy Magazine issue 2

Lighthouse Gin


The Kakatrope

Pedigree Found

Smirnoff / Instagram Your Fridge

Shaping Taste

Mesh Space Pendant

Infinitum: The Archtop Acoustic Reimagined


Miss Moonshine's and The Street Food Collective

Isaac Theatre Royal

The Blyth Performing Arts Centre

The finalists were handpicked from nearly 1000 entries, representing the best graphic, interactive, moving images, spatial and product designs for the past year.

Other categories, such as Nga Aho (best indigenous designs), Best Effect (for designs that contributed most to their clients’ bottom lines) and the Public Good (a category for designs that worked for the benefit of the community) are also included in the competition.

Tickets for the Best Design Awards night Friday, 9th October are now on sale. Click here for details.

For more, click here

Idealog has been covering the most interesting people, businesses and issues from the fields of innovation, design, technology and urban development for over 12 years. And we're asking for your support so we can keep telling those stories, inspire more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and keep pushing New Zealand forward. Give over $5 a month and you will not only be supporting New Zealand innovation, but you’ll also receive a print subscription, an Idealog t-shirt and a copy of the new book by David Downs and Dr. Michelle Dickinson, No. 8 Recharged (while stocks last).