MOVI Standing Desk Wins Good Design Award 2019

By Daniel Angelini
The winners of Australia's peak industry design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country were announced at The Star on 11 July at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony. MOVI Smart Standing Desk received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship.

Designed and engineered in Melbourne by award-winning design experts over 3 years, MOVI collaborated with leading ergonomists and health practitioners to create what is now Australia’s best-designed standing desk. MOVI sets up onto your existing desk, fully assembled out of the box with a totally flat and spacious workspace area, unlike any other standing desk riser. With a desktop constructed of renewable, beautiful bamboo, MOVI uses a high-speed electric motor to adjust between sitting and standing at the press of a button. The difference? Functional design, more usable space and no clunky springs or awkward levers for adjusting between sitting and standing.

The Good Design Awards Jury spent several days evaluating each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in all areas and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition.

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award at this level is a significant achievement given the very high calibre of entries received this year.” “Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence, it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately improve our quality of life. These projects showcase the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.

The Good Design Awards Jury praised MOVI Smart Standing Desk commenting: “The overall design is nice and slim and the mechanism works well. The technical aspect of the product is innovative and has clear market appeal. This product has many great qualities. The jury loved the slim profile, and the fact it can be added to an existing desk to facilitate a standing desk environment.”

MOVI is a Melbourne-based startup founded by Daniel Angelini. "We created the MOVI Standing Desk to make it easy for people to be free from their chair and help them achieve better posture, improved mental clarity and enjoy healthier wellbeing overall. We’re on a mission to make workplaces around Australia healthier, more productive and pain-free!"
A huge thank you to the team at Tricycle Developments (aka Trike Design) for their amazing work and ongoing commitment to the MOVI project. They have helped us pull through many challenging and near impossible to fix problems, but the end result has been worth it. Trike are a Melbourne Industrial Design Company based in West Melbourne who have worked on iconic brands such as Nura, Bellroy, Ego and Yarra Trams.

This year’s Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with close to 700 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.