Philips Dynalite Antumbra wins at 2014 Australian Good Design Awards

June 2, 2014

Sydney, Australia – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has been recognised with two accolades at the 2014 Australian Good Design Awards presented by Good Design Australia.


The Australian designed Philips Dynalite AntumbraTouch and AntumbraDisplay were both honoured with a Good Design Award®, highlighting Philips’ expertise in design-driven innovations that support sustainable building design and control, as well as positively impact the way people interact with the built environment.


“In developing Antumbra we removed all pre-conceptions about what a user interface should be to design a panel that surpasses modern requirements and expectations in both form and functionality,” said Daniel Walker, Philips Dynalite Global Product Manager. “To ensure Antumbra set the standard from a design and an engineering perspective, we took a collaborative approach in its development, consulting widely with Philips global design teams as well as our customers and partner network. This design recognition reflects industry feedback acknowledging Antumbra as a benchmark in user interface design for Philips Dynalite control systems.”


“Philips has been improving the lives of Australians through innovation since 1926, and our continued success in the Australian Good Design Awards is testament to our commitment to furthering design and innovation excellence in Australia,” says Rob Fletcher, General Manager of Philips Lighting Australia and New Zealand. “These products embody our design philosophy of striving for superior quality, form and sustainability in our products in order to meet people’s needs and desires.”


AntumbraTouch is the latest addition to the range of user interface panels that operate on the Philips Dynalite lighting control network. Simple in its design, AntumbraTouch hides the complexity of a network lighting control system, allowing  users to take control of their environment and adjust the lighting, blinds, AV or AC to meet their exact requirements.




The AntumbraDisplay panel combines buttons and a central LCD display to present multiple pages of functions and system information including current temperature and AC set point; lighting levels; fan speed; blind position; time; or a room status (ideal for commercial applications). The panel has been designed to complement the Antumbra range providing a consistent user interface look throughout a project.


The 2014 Australian Good Design Awards were announced on Wednesday 28 May 2014 during a gala night presentation ceremony as part of the Good Design Festival held during Vivid Sydney.

For further information, please contact:

Phil Hardy, Philips Lighting
Tel: +61 408 444 659  E-mail: 


Albertine Schor, Philips Australia and New Zealand
Tel: +61 427 915 643  E-mail:


About the Australian Good Designs Awards

Presented by Good Design Australia, the annual Australian Good Design Awards (formerly Australian International Design Awards) is Australia’s longest standing national design award and promotion program, and one of the few forums for professional Industrial Designers and manufacturers to showcase their design expertise to national and international audiences. As a result of more than 50 years of design benchmarking, the program has focused on progressively raising the standard of design and innovation in Australia.


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 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 112,000 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