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xLocker2 wins Australia’s coveted Good Design Award for Design Excellence

24 . 07 . 2019

Planex’s xLocker2 storage system has been awarded a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. 

The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship.

The Good Design Awards Jury spent several days evaluating each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in all areas and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition. The Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with close to 700 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.

Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award at this level is a significant achievement given the very high calibre of entries received this year. Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence, it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately improve our quality of life. These projects showcase the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world.”

The Good Design Awards Jury praised xLocker2 commenting: “ A pleasing example of the typology, the locking system is of merit and has a strong aesthetic that integrates well. Overall the design is well resolved, and the power management is extremely well considered. Almost bespoke capabilities are available out of pre-configured options which is a huge benefit to the end-user. The commonality of components and design for modularity allows the customer to design a customized storage system that can be tailored to different contexts within the workplace. Visually, everything just comes together seamlessly making this a highly popular choice in the growing mobile office storage market. Well done.”

Planex would like to congratulate the designers of xLocker2 Jean-Pierre Jardel and Leo Ryner for their outstanding achievement and all the team at Planex who have worked hard in developing a unique and desirable storage system.