Waterscape, the new marine product by Australian marina and pontoon specialist Superior, has been awarded the Good Design Award in the Lifestyle & Sport category at the Good Design Awards. The price was presented at a ceremony and gala dinner on 29 May 2015 at Darling Harbour.
The Good Design Award is regarded as one of the most coveted awards for design and innovation in the world. Entries must represent excellence in design at every level where judges carefully consider various factors including innovation, quality, functionality, sustainability and above all, world-class design.
Waterscape is the product of a two-year R&D programme and collaboration between designer Alexander Lotersztain of Derlot and Superior Jetties CEO John Hogan.
“Waterscape is the culmination of deep customer insight, vision and design-led engineering,” explains Hogan. “It was our clients who inspired the concept of the glass walls for safety and aesthetics, the ladder, and many of the accessories, including the Waterscape range of rotomoulded furniture. This is our first foray into the design realm, which is Alex’s field, so it is extremely satisfying to win.”
Waterscape embodies a creative flotation solution and use of recyclable materials. It provides a myriad of applications for yacht clubs, marina precincts, luxury homes and hotels. Anywhere there is a body of still water, Waterscape will extend the usage and enjoyment of the on-water experience.
“We have designed a place, not just a product,” says Hogan. “Waterscape is the extension of your home onto your own, exclusive waterfront space. It is a place where friends and family can meet.”
Waterscape was constructed as a modular flotation system and can be scaled to suit any site. Each module is 1-square-metre and each has a special connection on top, which allows it to secure to the underside of the deck, making it relatively quick to build.
Good Design Awards
Founded in 1958, Australia’s Good Design Awards is one of the longest standing and most prestigious design award programs in the world, managed by Good Design Australia and promoting the very best in international design, innovation and creativity.
The event is held annually to honour design innovators and features entries from various disciplines, across categories as diverse as automotive, digital, social innovation, business model and product design.
The Good Design Awards conducts one of the most rigorous assessment processes in the world and to receive this honour is a brilliant achievement.