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WoodBeQuiet Wins Good Design Award Winner Accolade in International Good Design Awards

The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards – the highest honor for design and innovation in the country – were announced September 8th during the 2020 Good Design Week.

Acoufelt’s WoodBeQuiet™ received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Product Design Furniture and Lighting category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

The Good Design Awards Jury praised WoodBeQuiet™, commenting: “A great product for interior designers to specify. The commercial application of the WoodBeQuiet material is versatile with widespread application. The jury commends the use of recycled material in the manufacture of this product.”

WoodBeQuiet is the synchronization of visual beauty, superior sound absorption, and environmental sensitivity. The WoodBeQuiet collection of acoustic planks by Acoufelt are composed from polyester fibers with more than 60% recycled content, and are printed to appear like real wood, using a high-resolution printing technique that doesn’t impede acoustic performance.

The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s oldest and 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, design strategy, social impact design, and young designers.

More than 55 Good Design Awards Jurors evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design criteria that cover good design, design innovation, and design impact. Projects recognized with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition at this level.

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award is a significant achievement given the very high caliber and record number of entries received in 2020.”

“There’s no doubt it has been a really tough year for everyone, so it’s nice to be able to share some good news for a change. The projects represented in this year’s Good Design Awards shine a positive light on our creative and innovative capacity as human beings. These inspirational winning projects give me hope and optimism that our design community will continue to innovate, no matter how challenging the world around us is,” said Dr. Gien.

Acoufelt is Making Quiet in shared spaces for better working, learning, healing, and living. Our Acoustic FWC™ Philosophy looks at all six surfaces of a room with exceptional solutions representing the nexus point for aesthetic and acoustic design. Our holistic approach to sustainability and our commitment to thought leadership makes Acoufelt a disruptive force in revolutionizing the design of shared spaces.


Sue Kuzee


Making Quiet™ where people, work, learn, heal and connect is what we do. We partner with designers to analyze the way sound enters a space and flows along its surfaces, and develop materials and strategies to soundscape any environment, making its experience healthier and more productive for people and for the planet.