The finalists for the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards have been announced, showcasing the many ways that Victorian designers and architects are leading the way and designing a new future.

Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson announced the 97 finalists for the 2020 awards, which generated a record 365 submissions.

From a solar-powered car to a low-cost sustainable way to keep mosquitos at bay, the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards recognise the many disciplines within the field of design.

The awards shine a light on projects across eight categories including architectural, product, service, fashion, digital and communication design, as well as design strategy.

With Victorian universities leading the way in design education, the student design category recognises excellent projects by the next generation of Victorian designers.

The finalists were considered by a panel of design and architecture experts to determine category winners and the overall winner of the Victorian Premier’s Design of the Year.

Winners were announced at the annual Victorian Premier’s Design Awards ceremony at the NGV which, for the first time, was held as part of Melbourne Design Week in March 2021.

The Victorian Premier’s Design Awards were established in 1996 to acknowledge the Victorian designers and businesses that display excellence in the way they use design. The awards are delivered by Good Design Australia on behalf of the Victorian Government.

The awards provide an opportunity for businesses and the community to better understand the role of design in making products, services, spaces and experiences more functional, safe, efficient and attractive.

The awards also raise awareness about the impact design can have on productivity and business outcomes and the role design plays in tackling the challenges of the day to shape a better environment and society.

TOO D Magnetic art was shortlisted as one of the Finalists in the Product Design Category. 

For a full list of finalists and winners for the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, visit


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