Webstercare honoured for designs

Webstercare has received two Good Design Awards for its Webster-pak Interim and Webster-pak 28 products in the Communication Design category, recognising outstanding design and innovation.

Good Design Australia’s 60th Good Design Awards were presented at the Sydney Opera House last week, with 260 projects selected to receive the award from more than 500 entries.

Webstercare founder and Managing Director Gerard Stevens AM says Webster-pak Interim is a disposable pack that offers patients continued supply of short-term medications when they are discharged from hospital, for up to four days.

He describes Webster-pak 28 system as a disposable, inexpensive dosage solution for customers who may not be able to return folders regularly to a pharmacy – it has a cardboard structure that retains the shape, strength and quality of the original plastic Webster-pak folder design in a “cost-effective, disposable format”.

The awards jury said Webster-pak Interim was a “very well executed” response to a “challenging design brief” with a “coherent, integral and effective design project that has been elegantly resolved. A great example of what good design can do to help improve people’s quality of life, particularly in the growing ageing population”.

On Webster-pak 28, the jury said it had “clear impact for customers” and was “exceptionally well resolved from a design perspective”.

The winners were presented with the new “sustainably designed” Good Design Award trophy.

Special guest Jan Utzon (son of Jorn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House) presented the Good Design Award of the Year. This was shared between Melbourne-based Blamey Saunders for its Facett modular hearing aid and Sydney-based Meld Studios for its ‘Growing human-centred design across Queensland government’ project.

Winners of the Good Design Awards will be showcased to the public at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay this weekend (May 25-27) during the Vivid Sydney festival.