Awards and 2019 Winners

Gran Prix (Malasakit Award)

The Gran Prix Malasakit award is the highest form of recognition from the Good Design Award Philippines. Receiving this award entails that the entry didn’t just exemplify good design, but it also has the most impact in addressing the UN Sustainability and Development Goals.

There can only be one Gran Prix Malasakit awardee every recognition ceremony. If the jury deems no entry meets the criteria for this award, then there can be no Gran Prix Malasakit awardee.

PO LITE HOLLOW BLOCK BY PO LITE TECHNOLOGY INC.

Green Award

The Green Award is given to entries that address environmental and sustainability issues from the UN Sustainability and Development Goals. Such goals are as follows:​​

  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production

Red and Gold awardees are eligible to win the Green Award. 

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Gold Award

The Gold Award is given to entries that exemplified the best application of disciplines from our criteria for judging. Every design category (Object-making, Place-making, Image-making, System/Service) will have its own Gold Awardee which will be chosen from the pool of Red awardees.

When given the Gold Award, the entry will no longer receive the Red Award since the Gold Award is higher in terms of honor.

Should the jury decide that there’s no entry that merits the Gold Award, then there will be no Gold awardee.

DEAD WHALE
MAKATI URBAN PATIOS

Red Award

The Red Award is given to entries that reach 90-100 points during the final screening process. Getting the Red Award entails that an idea showcased good design with innovation and function in mind.

PITAKA KO: A ROLE-PLAYING GAME ON SAVING
HARVEST OF HEROES​
NATION-BUILDING STARTS IN CITIES
LINE GRAPH HOUSE
THE BAKWIT KIT: FLAT-PACKED EVACUATION KIT​
SUSTAINABILITY, COMMUNITY,  AND THE FILIPINO IDENTITY

ASEAN Design Selection Winners

To prove our local designers and creators are beaming with great potential, here are Philippine designs that have been recognized and given the G-Mark award by the prestigious ASEAN Design Selection in Japan.

BAMBOO BALANCE BIKE (BAMBINO) BY BAMBIKE REVOLUTION CYCLES
BANANA STALK WALLPAPER BY RED PALM VENTURES
EMERGENCY LAMP (SALT LAMP) BY SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE LIGHTING CORP.

Benefits of being recognized at the Good Design Award Philippines

To honor Good Design Award Philippines winners and acclaim their commitment to embodying the heart of Philippine design excellence that is malasakit, they will be given the following awards and opportunities:

Good Design Award Philippines trophy and certificates corresponding to the specific award category

Lifetime use of the Good Design Award Philippines Mark ​bearing the year it was awarded​

A feature in the Good Design Award Philippines Winners gallery

Press exposure, PR, and other promotional activities

Inclusion in the Good Design Award Philippines Yearbook

EMERGENCY LAMP (SALT LAMP)​

SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE LIGHTING CORP.​

Because of poverty, a number of Filipinos still manage to live without electricity enduring life in the dark. By using the chemical reaction between salt and water, the SALT lamp provides light source even for the poorest of the poor making it one of the best and smartest innovations of its time.

BANANA STALK WALLPAPER​

RED PALM VENTURES​

Once the leaves and fruits are taken, banana stalks in the Philippines are usually put to waste. Not anymore with the innovation created by Red Palm Ventures. 

Red Palm Venture upcycles dried banana stalks and turn them into Banana Stalk Wallpapers that give interiors a natural, refreshing look. Besides its sustainability aspect, it also provides farmers additional income. 

SOCIAL TOURISM (MAD TRAVEL)​

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR SOCIAL TOURISM INC. 

Social tourism is the concept of GK Farm—an experience tour that includes farming, crafting activities, and an immersive program that involves lessons on reforestation and the culture of Aetas, the indigenous people of Zambales. ​​

The goal of this concept is to make travelers more conscious of environmental and cultural issues and encourage them to eventually help make a change.

BAMBOO BALANCE BIKE (BAMBINO)​

BAMBIKE REVOLUTION CYCLES

With the goal of providing a more fun learning experience for both parents and their children, the Bambino is a DIY balance bike that parents and their children can build together. It starts as a walking aid and progresses into a scoot bike that they can ride around without the need for training wheels.

THE BAKWIT KIT: THE FLAT-PACKED EVACUATION KIT​

HEIDRUN MILAN DESIGN STUDIO

Filipinos have been accustomed to storm disasters. Often, citizens are encouraged to move to evacuation centers when these disasters occur. However, Filipinos find it hard to leave their homes and go to these designated evacuation centers because they’re uncomfortable to leave their houses unattended and they’re not willing to experience the inconvenience of staying in an evacuation center.

Given these considerations, The Bakwit Kit: The Flat-Packed Evacuaiton Kit came to life. It’s a simple and easy-to-carry evacuation kit that turns into a makeshift room with a bed, a dining area, and mosquito net, giving Filipinos privacy, diginity, and convenience during their stay in evacuation centers.

LINE GRAPH HOUSE

ZUBU ASSOCIATES DESIGN SERVICES

Coming from a simple brief to design a house with open space and central courtyard, the designers challenged themselves to create something more out of the space—resulting in a stunning piece that elevates modern architecture in the country.

Inspired by a line graph, the house was designed with varying ridges. The ridges gave room for another floor in the house, turning it into a 2-storey home. The line graph design also opened spaces for more windows, hence giving the house more natural light and stunning outdoor views. It also paved the way for a garage and another bedroom that was located on the second level.

By manipulating its form, the designers were able to maximize every space of the house, plus giving it a better atmosphere in terms of spatial quality, natural light, and ventilation.

NATION-BUILDING STARTS IN CITIES

DO GOOD STUDIO INC.

Filipinos tend to know more about foreign countries than their own. QC: A Guide to the Quezon City Experience aims to change all that by educating Filipinos about our culture one city at a time starting with Quezon city.

The book is a modern guidebook that tells stories about the city in various ways: through historical facts, the citizen’s stories, and contemporary visuals, all influencing its readers to see Quezon city in a different light.

HARVEST OF HEROES

OP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Staying true to its commitment in championing Filipino entrepreneurs, Land Bank of the Philippines created the coffee table book titled Harvest of Heroes.

The book has one simple goal: to pay tribute to the heroes who were working in partnership with the bank to achieve development in its plans and programs.

The Harvest of Heroes book features 50 success stories of real people who have worked with Land Bank to fulfill their dreams and to make a difference in the lives of the people around them.

PITAKA KO: A ROLE-PLAYING GAME ON SAVING

WORK OF HEART CREATIVES INC.

Talking about money and other financial concerns especially within the family has been a long time taboo in the Philippines. Hence the little number of Filipinos who are financially literate.

Pitaka Ko: A Role-Playing Game on Saving aims to change the narrative. This role-playing game is intended to be used by teachers in educating their students early on about financial literacy. The game presents real-life scenarios where in the children will be trained to make responsible financial decisions.

MAKATI URBAN PATIOS

PGAA CREATIVE DESIGN

As the central business district of the Philippines, Makati streets are designed ensuring cars can turn with ease. However, this makes pedestrians cross wider distances while taking the precautionary measure of looking out for speeding cars.

Through Makati Urban Patios, Makati streets are redesigned closing wide gaps between streets making it easier for pedestrians to cross. It’s also designed in an friendly way, leaving room for more plants in the urban area

DEAD WHALE

DENTSU JAYME-SYFU

With the Philippines ranking 3rd among the countries that contribute the most plastic waste, Greenpeace in partnership with Biboy Royong of Dentsu Jayme-Syfu needed to create something that would act as a wake-up call for Filipinos.

Dead Whale is a gigantic outdoor sculpture made up of real plastic waste. Despite being made of plastic, it’s made to look like a real dead whale from afar thus making it a shocking view for anyone who would see it upclose.

The Dead Whale was placed by a shore in Naic, Cavite where people immediately took photos and uploaded it online. Dead Whale images went viral instantly and it took social media by storm.

PO LITE HOLLOW BLOCK​

PO LITE TECHNOLOGY INC.

Green Engineering—this is what the owner of Po-Lite Technology Inc. aims to promote. By using fillers that are in excess of nature, they created eco-friendly construction materials that have better quality than traditional construction materials.

With its innovative and world class design, it’s no wonder why their Po-Lite Hollow Block is the only entry that bagged the Grand Prix Malasakit and Gold awards. 

The Po-Lite Hollow Block is a lightweight material that makes use of unused materials found in nature. It provides that instant finish look, reducing the steps in the construction process, and making it more sustainable for nature while also making it more efficient for the community. 

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WTA ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN STUDIO

A licensed Architect and Environmental Planner, Joevic received his degree in Architecture with Academic Distinction at the University of San Agustin – Iloilo. Joevic leads the Master Planning Team and has been involved in groundbreaking projects like the Tzu Chi schools and cancer hospital in Nepal, St. Luke’s Hospital in Quezon City (conceptual redevelopment), and Cebu Techno Business Park, among others. He is also member of the United Architects of the Philippines and Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners.

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Arch. Tobias Guggenheimer

A Swiss-American architect, design educator and author. He was formerly professor and administrator at Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Parsons School of Design and Fordham University.

His New York-based firm, TGA,PC, which was established in New York in 1991, has created many homes, hospitality projects, furniture and other design typologies.

Mr. Guggenheimer authored the book, A Taliesin Legacy: The Architecture of Frank LLoyd Wright and for several years contributed the ‘First Principles’ column at Bluprint magazine. He lectured on a broad range of design topics at venues including the National Building Museum in Washington,DC, the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the International Design Conference in Taipei, The Anthology Conference in Manila, and many others, including our Design Center. He also curated original architectural exhibitions at the Puck Galleries in Manhattan.

Mr. Guggenheimer is Dean of SoFA Design Institute in Makati. 

SUSTAINABILITY, COMMUNITY, AND THE FILIPINO IDENTITY

HOLISTIC COALITION OF THE WILLING (HoliCOW)

The Holistic Coalition of the Willing (HoliCOW) is an initiative by our kababayans in the Visayas region that fosters sustainability, community, but most especially, the Filipino identity.

They are a group of furniture designers and manufacturers in the Visayas who collaborate with communities to develop, produce, and market sustainable, fair trade products that responsibly tap a community’s skills and resources, and that supplement their livelihood.

The coalition’s core value is to craft from resources found within proximity: from objects to traditions passed down from one generation to another. By rallying the morale of our local designers and innovating the design industry’s processes, HoliCOW is a key player in keeping the country’s design scene thriving.