HEATSTRIP Portable LPG Outdoor Heater Receives 2017 Good Design® Selection in Product Design Category

Good Design Australia announced the 2017 Good Design Selections today marking the countdown to Australia’s most prestigious awards for design and innovation on June 8th 2017.

After an extensive evaluation process involving more than 35 Australian and international design experts, the Jury have finalised their results and awarded only the best entries to receive the Good Design® Selection.

Heatstrip Portable LPG Outdoor Heater was one of only 244 entries to receive the 2017 Good Design® Selection and is now in the running to receive the coveted Australian Good Design Award, which will be announced at the Good Design Awards Ceremony on June 8 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) in Sydney.

On receiving the Good Design® Selection for Heatstrip Portable LPG Outdoor Heater, the Jury commented: Elegant and simplistic design gives the Heatstrip Outdoor Heater a unique design aesthetic that conveys its function in an unobtrusive and effective manner. Very well executed design.”

The Jury set the bar very high this year with only the very best submissions receiving this level of recognition.

Australia’s Good Design Awards date back to the 1950's and have an enviable record of unearthing globally recognised talent and products.

Last year, the Flow Hive, an innovative beekeeping device that has taken the world by storm took out the prestigious Good Design Award of the Year, the highest design honour in the country.

The 2017 Good Design Awards Ceremony and Festival will coincide with Vivid Sydney, now the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

Winners will be celebrated at the black tie Awards Ceremony in Sydney, where guests will be invited to the exclusive opening of the 2017 Good Design Showcase, which will feature the winners of this year’s Awards.

“The Australian Good Design Awards attracted innovative entries from all corners of the world and the standard of submissions this year has really been incredible,” said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Good Design Awards program.

“This is one of the few design award programs in the world where design and innovation are celebrated so broadly. This year’s Good Design® Selections represent excellence in design across the widest spectrum of design including Product Design, Service Design, Architectural Design, Design Strategy, Digital and Communication Design and Social Innovation,” Dr. Gien commented.

“Good design is about making our lives better, safer and happier. It extends to everything around us – from the products we use in our daily lives and the services we interact with to the buildings we live and work in – they can all be improved through better design. That’s what lies at the heart of these Awards”. 

View the 2017 Good Design® Selections HERE

AFL South East Sponsorship Renewal

As part of our commitment to the local community, HEATSTRIP is proud to confirm its continued support towards AFL in the South Easter region. This covers sponsorship of junior, senior and Youth Girls AFL programs. According to AFLSE Commercial Manager Peter Maynard, our sponsorship helps to “assist with the development of junior and senior programs in Melbourne’s SE, as well as increasing participation at all levels, and promoting a healthy lifestyle in a team oriented environment”. 

Trading Hours Holiday Season

As 2016 comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone we have worked closely with over the year. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thermofilm Australia will be closed from Friday 23th December 2016 and will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.

Stay tuned, as next season we are releasing some new and exciting outdoor heating products!

Movember Support

This Movember (November), Thermofilm committed to help and change the face of men's health (ie Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide) and set a target contribution of $2.000. We had 10 very keen participants from the Sales, Operations and Engineering teams, however some have been more successful than others at growing The ‘’Mo’’.

 Movember Foundation is working to halve the number of deaths from prostate cancer by 2030 and we would like to thank all our Movember participants and donors. 

Thermofilm – a new dimension to explore on 3D

For more than 25 years, Thermofilm has been committed to incorporating the latest technology and manufacturing techniques into our product range.

Our Design & Engineering team is excited by the addition of their new “toy”- the UPBOX 3D printing machine. This allows the production of 3D prototypes in a matter of minutes. Our engineer can sketch an idea in the morning, model it in the afternoon, pop it in the printer and have a sample made the same day. This provides the ability to quickly design and test prototypes for fitment and performance, ultimately meaning a better quality and faster product to market.