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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Allens partners good design

Allens has formed a partnership with the Australian International Design Awards, supporting design excellence in far-reaching areas of business and daily life.

New events

The Australian International Design Awards, Australia's longest-standing and most prestigious awards for design and innovation, is now aligned with the Vivid Festival, the annual festival of light, music and ideas. And so the inaugural Australian International Design Festival is born!

Events during the Design Festival include the Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, the Australian International Design Forum at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and a Design Showcase for finalists' entries in Westfield Bondi Junction.

New categories

This year the Awards' categories have been revamped, covering a wide range of areas including Domestic Appliances, Commercial and Industrial, Medical and Scientific, Services, Sport and Leisure, Fashion and Accessories, Digital and Online, Packaging and Graphics.

New partners

Allens Senior Associate Lester Miller, an Engineer and Registered Patent Attorney, has been selected to be one of the judges for the Awards. Lester has followed the Awards with keen interest since his engineering design roles in locomotive, fan, and steel manufacture.

Allens will host a VIP event for the judges at its Sydney offices in Deutsche Bank Place, designed by Norman Foster. Philip Kerr, Allens' Head of IP, said: 'Allens is very proud that we can be involved with the design community in this new way, rewarding creative teams with the recognition of their peers and the public.'

New entries

Entries close Thursday, 28 March. For more details, go to


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