Three Dyson machines received the prestigious tick of design approval at the 2013 Australian International Design Awards.

Good Design Australia recently held the 2013 Australian International Design Awards, which set the benchmark for design excellence in Australia.

The Dyson Airblade Tap was named the ‘Best in Category’ across architectural and interiors while the Dyson Airblade V hand dryer was recognised with a Good Design Mark.

Backed by nearly three years of intensive research, design and development by a team of 125 engineers, and an investment of $60 million, Dyson’s new Airblade hand dryers including Airblade Tap were launched in Australia earlier this year by Sir James Dyson.

Dyson hot + cool fan heater and the Dyson Digital Slim hand stick were also awarded Australian International Design Awards within the domestic appliances category.

Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer - ‘Best in Category’ Design Award winner (Architectural and Interiors)

The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer combines washing and drying functions in the same tap fitting. Infrared sensors pinpoint hand positions and release water from the tap stem. Once the hands are washed and drying is requested, integrated circuitry computes the information and activates the latest Dyson digital motor, creating two high velocity sheets of air on the tap’s branches. Using Airblade technology, the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer sends sheets of unheated filtered air towards the hands literally scraping them dry.

The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer comes in three varieties for different washroom set-ups: wall mounted or counter top with a long or short stem. The Tap can dry 15 pairs of hands for the price of a single paper towel.

Dyson Airblade V hand dryer - Good Design Mark winner (Architectural and Interiors)

Featuring Dyson Airblade technology without compromising drying performance, the hand dryer uses Dyson’s latest power dense digital motor. Dyson Airblade V hand dryer is 60% smaller than the original, yet still able to dry hands quickly and efficiently.

The Dyson Airblade V uses two sheets of high velocity air, angled at 115 degrees to separate hands and scrape off water like a windscreen wiper. The hand dryer is available in nickel and white finishes.

Dyson Digital Slim (DC44 Animal) - Design Award winner (Domestic Appliances)

Dyson’s new Digital Slim is a lightweight cordless vacuum cleaner, engineered for nimble, high performance cleaning. A lightweight aluminium wand reaches from floor to ceiling and can be detached for compact spaces such as car interiors. Weighing just 2.3kg, Digital Slim has a balanced weight distribution for high, low, awkward and in-between spaces.

Digital Slim vacuum cleaners employ patented Radix Cyclone technology and the Dyson digital motor. New battery technology delivers a high constant fade-free 20-minute run time with no drop in performance. A button can trigger eight minutes of boost suction for stubborn dirt. A motorised cleaner head combines anti-static carbon fibre filaments and stiff nylon brushes to tackle dust and dirt on any surface from capturing fine dust on hard floors to ground-in dirt in carpets.

Dyson Hot + Cool bladeless heater fan - Design Award winner (Domestic Appliances)

Dyson’s new bladeless fan heater, the AM05 offers fast and even room heating in winter, and high-velocity air cooling in summer.

Using Air Multiplier technology and a motor engineered for greater airflow, AM05 draws in 28 litres of air per second via a mixed flow impeller. Nine asymmetrically aligned fins, with rows of tiny holes, reduce friction caused by the colliding high and low pressure air maintaining a constant smooth airflow.

During heating the air travels over ceramic stones, self-regulating the heat transferred, and accelerates through a 2.5mm aperture set within the loop amplifier, creating a jet of air, which passes over an airfoil-shaped ramp angled at 5 degrees. Creating an area of low pressure behind the fan, air is drawn-in through a process known as inducement. The surrounding air is drawn into the airflow in a process called entrainment.