Two products from the HydroTap drinking water appliance range by Zip Industries were honoured with the Good Design Award, one of the most prestigious awards given in Australia for excellence in design and innovation. Zip HydroTap Arc and Zip HydroTap Cube New Design Range received the 2015 Good Design Award.

Good Design Awards showcase superior examples of good design across a broad range of industries and design disciplines. Awards are given for seven main categories with more than 25 sub-categories.

Combining user-friendly functionality with innovative new G4 technology, the Zip HydroTap range delivers filtered boiling, chilled and sparkling drinking water, instantly all from one tap. The indicator and the selector button change colour on selection, following which the user pulls the lever forward for hands-free continuous filling, or pushes the lever away for momentary dispensing.

The Judges commented: “Zip have been renowned for designing high-end quality products for many years and this product lifts the game to a whole new level. In what is becoming a very competitive market, the new Zip HydroTap Range stands out for its intuitive touch controls and elegant design. Customers in this segment are looking for brilliant functionality blended with thoughtful aesthetics and the designers have nailed both."

Entries to the Good Design Awards must represent excellence in design at every level with judges carefully considering various factors including innovation, quality, functionality, sustainability and above all, world-class design. Winners are selected after one of the most rigorous assessment processes in the world.

Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia who manages the annual awards program said that the Zip HydroTap Arc and Zip HydroTap Cube New Design Range receiving a Good Design Award is testament to the design brilliance that has brought this project to market.