The 2014 Good Design Selection has been announced, with more than 150 entries qualifying for the next stage of the Good Design Awards.

This includes projects and products across 15 categories, including Architecture and Interior, Commercial and Industrial, and Hardware and Building. 

Prince Alfred Park + Pool by Neeson Murcutt Architects and Sue Barnsley Design with the City of Sydney, is one of the seven submissions shortlisted under the Architecture and Interior Category. 

The overriding principle for the project, which sought to premiate landscape over built form, has led to an innovative ‘folded landscape’ strategy allowing the pool building to 'disappear' within its park setting.

Photography by Brett Boardman

Stormtech’s Slimline Linear Drain 65MND is another finalist of the Awards. Designed in collaboration with Marc Newson, the series of grates was invented to allow for a wider range of floor surfaces and flooring configurations. 

It is manufactured from 2mm marine grade stainless steel, and completed with a stainless steel or PVC channel.

Other products shortlisted in the Architecture and Interiors category include commercial upholstery fabric Blazer by At World with Camira (UK), Flint Wayfinder by Abuzz Solutions (Australia), Net-Effect by Interface (USA) and Laminex Innovations ‘Plex’ (Australia), a new texture that illuminates the beauty and radiance of natural materials.

According to Good Design Australia, this year’s judges have set a high benchmark for the Good Design Selection, with entries having to satisfy the criteria of form, function, safety, sustainability, quality, commerciality and innovation.

Projects or products that have qualified will now progress on to the final stage. Winners will be announced at the Good Design Gala Night to be held on 28 May at White Bay Terminal in Sydney. 

For the full Good Design Selection, please visit Good Design Australia

Images courtesy of Good Design Australia