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Marx Design breaks down thinking behind GoodFor’s beautiful (and award-winning) eco-design

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Marx Design breaks down thinking behind GoodFor’s beautiful (and award-winning) eco-design

If you’re familiar with GoodFor, the plastic-free wholefoods refillery that allows you to scoop and weigh your own produce, then you’ve probably caught a glimpse of its equally slick branding touting the business’ environmental benefits. The look, feel and concept behind the company has clearly resonated with consumers, as GoodFor has now grown to four stores across Auckland. The company behind that look and feel, Birkenhead-based Marx Design, talks about how it came to be.

Diversity pays

Following on from a protest on gender equality at the 2018 Best Awards, the organisers have created a directory that aims to showcase a diverse range of women designers from Aotearoa living anywhere in the world, of all social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. As well as this, a series of workshops on diversity in design being hosted by DINZ and Design Assembly are about to kick off around the country. We talk with the Designers Speak (Up) founders about the movement to make New Zealand’s design community more inclusive.

Opinion

Bron Thomson is the founder and CEO of Springload, a Wellington-based digital agency. She discusses the gender equality protest that happened at the 2018 Best Awards on Saturday night, and what can be done to encourage more equality in the design industry.

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From a calming, machine-learning led interactive experience at Starship Children’s Hospital, to the story of a goat that acts as anti-bullying initiative and teaches children the effect their actions can have, the best in New Zealand design was crowned at the 2018 Best Awards on the weekend – and a discussion about gender equality in design has been brought to the industry's attention. Here are the supreme winners, and a statement from the Designers Institute of New Zealand CEO Cathy Veninga on the protests that took place.

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Design can reflect our identity and our unique corner of the world by highlighting our indigenous culture, heritage and sense of place. In celebration of Māori Language week, here are some of our favourite picks from the Best Awards Ngā Aho category finalists, which celebrates Māori design.