Leading Australian hardware manufacturer, Doric has received a 2017 Good Design Selection in the Product Design category at the Good Design Awards.
After an extensive evaluation process involving more than 35 Australian and international design experts, the selection jury awarded Doric’s DN8000 High Performance Self Latching Multi-Point System a Good Design Selection.
Of the 244 entries to receive the 2017 Good Design Selection, the DN8000 was one of only 18 selected in the Product Design category.
The Good Design Awards celebrate the very best in design, innovation and creativity and are Australia’s longest standing and most prestigious design awards dating back to 1958.
The innovative product won the judges’ favour across a range of criteria, with the jury commenting: “Very innovative product that is a joy to use. The jury commends the designers for developing an innovative product that solves a real problem in an elegant and clever way. Well done.”
This is the second major award for the DN8000, with the product taking out the title for Most Innovative Component at the 2016 AWA AusFenEx awards.
“Our company purpose is to create innovative solutions through a culture of empowerment so I am extremely proud of the team for identifying an opportunity in the industry and innovating this solution,” said Alchin Long Group CEO Nigel Long.
“The team is constantly working to develop new products. Innovation through design is what dictates our success as a business and the DN8000 epitomises our work as an industry leader.
“It’s wonderful to see the whole team recognised again for their hard work on this product.”
The DN8000 is the first locking system to be designed around the requirements of the Australian market and the world’s first product to automatically close and latch under potentially damaging wind loads.
The innovative product addresses a need for a multi-point locking system that is both corrosion resistant, and also able to maintain extremely high performance by self-closing and protecting a building in high wind situations.