The Good Design Award of the Year is the highest design honour bestowed in the Awards and is granted to only one overall winning product, service or project that represents groundbreaking design at an international level. The recipient must surpass all design evaluation criteria and in the judge’s opinion, showcase absolute excellence in design at every level. Above all, the recipient of this coveted accolade must demonstrate that it is making a positive impact in helping shape a better, safer and more sustainable world, through design.
With the world’s ageing population expected to dramatically increase over the coming decades, there is an incredible opportunity for this impactful product to help millions of people worldwide with challenging mobility issues.
Awarded the highest design honour in Australia, the 2021 Good Design Award of the Year, not only for it’s sleek and thoughtful design, and its high-tech functionality, but more importantly its value to society and genuine ability to help create a better and brighter future for people with mobility challenges.
It is a superb rethink and reinvention of the wheelchair, whose revolutionary design challenges traditional passive positioning and increases manoeuvrability, fundamentally changing the user’s attitude and shaping their confidence, happiness and wellbeing.
The WHILL C2 will reduce the stigma of wheelchairs and significantly enhance the mobility and quality-of-life for many, and is deserving of the highest commendation in this year’s Australian Good Design Awards.