Royal Philips received two accolades at the 2014 Australian Good Design Awards presented by Good Design Australia.

The Australian-designed Philips Dynalite AntumbraTouch and AntumbraDisplay were both honoured with a Good Design Award, highlighting Philips’ expertise in design-driven innovations that support sustainable building design and control, as well as positively impact the way people interact with the built environment.

Philips Dynalite Global Product Manager Daniel Walker explains that the Antumbra completely eliminates all pre-conceptions about what a user interface should be; to ensure Antumbra set the standard from design and engineering perspectives, Philips Dynalite took a collaborative approach in its development, consulting widely with Philips global design teams as well as their customers and partner network. This design recognition reflects industry feedback acknowledging Antumbra as a benchmark in user interface design for Philips Dynalite control systems.

Rob Fletcher, General Manager of Philips Lighting Australia and New Zealand adds that Philips has been improving the lives of Australians through innovation since 1926, and their continued success in the Australian Good Design Awards is testament to the brand’s commitment to furthering design and innovation excellence in Australia.

AntumbraTouch is the latest addition to the range of user interface panels that operate on the Philips Dynalite lighting control network. Simple in its design, AntumbraTouch hides the complexity of a network lighting control system, allowing users to take control of their environment and adjust the lighting, blinds, AV or AC to meet their exact requirements.

The AntumbraDisplay panel combines buttons and a central LCD display to present multiple pages of functions and system information including current temperature and AC set point; lighting levels; fan speed; blind position; time; or room status. The panel has been designed to complement the Antumbra range providing a consistent user interface throughout a project.

The 2014 Australian Good Design Awards were announced at a gala night presentation ceremony as part of the Good Design Festival held during Vivid Sydney.