8 December 2015
The 2015 Premier's Design Award winners have been announced, with the overall prize shared by two distinct, and markedly different, design projects.
The Food Justice Truck and Blackmagic Studio Camera are this year's joint winners of the major award highlighting the diversity of Victoria's design sector.
The annual awards program celebrates and showcases Victoria's best designers and design studios, and the Victorian businesses that are using design skills and technology to break new ground.
- The Food Justice Truck, an initiative of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, is a zero emissions mobile grocery store that provides fresh local produce to members of the public at regular prices, and to asylum seekers in the Victorian community at significant discounts. Designed by Melbourne's CobaltNiche – designers behind Melbourne's new E-Class trams – and Geelong vehicle modification specialists VMS Group, the truck is believed to be a world first.
- The Blackmagic Studio Camera, designed by Emmy Award-winning broadcast and video equipment manufacturer Blackmagic Design, was recognised for its groundbreaking design and functionality. In addition to being easy to transport and carry while shooting, the camera's design and technology is such that it can be sold at one-tenth of the price of a regular high-end broadcast camera.
Other winners included the Mackenzie Falls Gorge Trail (Architectural Design); the National Gallery of Victoria's inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair (Communication Design); Elements (Digital Design), an interactive tabletop designed to support rehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury; and the SmartCup, a reusable coffee cup that also incorporates technology to allow users to pay for their daily brew.