Philips honoured with four wins at the 2013 Australian International Design Awards

May 31, 2013

Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has been recognised with four accolades at the 2013 Australian International Design Awards presented by Good Design Australia.


Two of the prestigious Design Awards went to Philips Healthcare products – the SimplyGo oxygen system and the TrueBlue apnea mask. The PerfectCare Aqua iron and the Antumbra lighting user interface panel were also rewarded with Design Awards.


“We are proud that our design-driven innovations can contribute to improving people’s lives while simultaneously receiving industry recognition. We are particularly pleased to see the design quality of the two home healthcare products being acknowledged in this way,” says Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer of Philips. “Our design approach is always to consider not only the user but also the context of use. Healthcare products and solutions are increasingly being used outside the hospital, and in the case of our SimplyGo  and TrueBlue products the designers have shown a sensitivity to the use of these critical medical devices in the patient’s home environment to minimize the intrusion and ensure effective usage.”


“Philips has been improving the lives of Australians through innovation since 1926, and our continued success in the Australian International Design Awards is testament to our commitment to furthering good design,” says Alan McCarthy, Managing Director, Philips Australia New Zealand. It is our company’s vision to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. These products embody our design philosophy of integrating technologies and form into innovations and solutions to help people be healthy, live well and enjoy life.”


  Philips SimplyGo has made it easier than ever for nearly all oxygen users to get around. SimplyGo is the only continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator weighing ten pounds or less.

 Philips TrueBlue is a comfortable gel cushion mask used with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to treat obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which people stop breathing repeatedly during sleep. This mask offers a higher degree of comfort, stability, and freedom of movement with minimal adjustments.

 The stylish Philips PerfectCare Aqua makes ironing simpler by utilising the OptimalTemp technology to create one perfect setting for all types of clothes.

 Antumbra, is a unique user interface panel from Philips Dynalite. Used for professional lighting and building control, the entire faceplate can be used as a control point for many features.



In addition, the Philips BodyGroom Plus, a complete precision shaver tailored for all-over hair removal, received recognition for its good design.


All of the Philips products recognised with accolades at the 2013 Australian International Design Awards are available in Australia. Click here for high res images of all the awarded designs.


The 2013 Australian International Design Awards were announced on Thursday 30 May 2013 during a gala presentation ceremony in Sydney as part of the Australian International Design Festival.


About the Australian International Designs Awards
Presented by Good Design Australia, the Australian International Design Awards (AIDA) is Australia's longest-running design recognition program. The Good Design and Design Award trade marks are independent symbols of design excellence. Entries are assessed against the cornerstones of good design identified by AIDA as innovation, form, function, quality, safety and sustainability. The jury consists of respected Australian and international design experts who are selected for their expertise as well as ability to bring an individual perspective to the evaluation process. Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation that is dedicated to driving a greater demand for good design.

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About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 116,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at