Best of the Best: Congratulations to the 2019 Best Design Awards winners

10 months ago by

DINZ Best Awards are a celebration of Aotearoa design, with over 1200 entries nominated from across nine categories from New Zealand and Australia.

The Black Pin is the Institute’s highest honour. Celebrating individuals who have made a significant achievement in the field of design both nationally and internationally; demonstrating a combination of leadership, vision, creativity and skill. This year saw three Black Pins awarded;

John Britten Black Pin – Clive Fugill

DINZ Black Pin for Outstanding Achievement – Annie Dow (Learn more about Annie in our podcast here).

Value of Design Black Pin – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

DA wishes all the winners our heartfelt congratulations, below is a list of the Purple and Gold awards from the Graphic category, check out the full list of winners and finalists here.

Purple Pin Graphic Category

Supertrash — Turning trash around

Gold winners

Frost*collective OzHarvest Annual Report Van

Round The Paper — QICGRE’s Showcase Editorial Think Piece


David Trubridge  & Think Packaging Steens Honey 27+ UMF

Universal Favourite Dimple Contacts


Studio South Aalto Colour Series


Studio South 246 Queen

Seachange Jervois Apartments

Dow Goodfolk Crombie Lockwood Kakapo

Round QICGRE— Orchestrating Living Ecosystems

Designwork Story of Steel

Alt Group Fingers

Studio South Aalto Brand Imagery


Designworks Pepeha Display


Seachange Worms Display


Klim Type Foundry Heldane

Round Hardware Societe — No Eggs on Toast

Stuart Geddes & Žiga Testen Studio Making Faces—A jewellery playbook

Stuart Geddes Mutual Assured Destruction

Seachange  Supertrash — Make some noise


Designworks  Tiaki – Care for New Zealand

Designworks VNZMA

Extended Whānau Tāmaki Makaurau UNESCO Pā Puoro Auckland UNESCO City of Music


Marx Design The True Honey Co – Rare Harvest

Studio South Aalto Packaging

Curious Amino Mantra

Marx Design Strangelove Lo Cal Sodas

Raydar Rope swings

Universal Favourite Dimple Contacts

Seachange  We Compost — Feed the worms

Round  Workaround — Women design action

Ken Khun Aupuni Mō‘ī o Hawai‘i / Kingdom of Hawai‘i

Hannah Small Patterns for Utopia

Jungie Choi Han

Wayne Shih New Zealand Mapping Service

Sonia Mijatov Sammie

Georgie Andrews, Mimi Seagar Objection




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