Four design teams are celebrating their wins in Design Indaba’s Construction New Media Awards, which took place at its annual conference in Cape Town at the end of last week.
This year there were four awards categories: on-line, off-line, motion graphics and innovation. Winners in each section received a gold trophy.
In the innovation category, student Neil vanVuuren won gold for his five-minute Quicktime video, Promotion.
North West University students Gert Schoeman, Leana de Beer and Carla Erasmus picked up gold in the off-line category for their humorous Adobe Flash interactive work, Mossie, in which players can kill off friends or family suffering from one or more of the seven deadly sins. Their entry also won the top student prize.
Fluorescence’s 3D animation for South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Trace Your Roots television programme took the motion graphics gold award.
Finally, on-line entrant Gloo Digital Design found favour with its Youngblood5 campaign for South Africa’s annual ‘youth day’, also being named the CNMA overall winner.
Now in its eighth year, the competition recognises the work of international student and professional digital designers.
Meanwhile, the public voted Tsai Design Studio’s nested bunk bed as the ‘most beautiful object in South Africa’.
The multi-purpose bed can be configured as a two-seater sofa, grandstand seating or five beds. When fully extended, the system can sleep 20 children in a space of 50m2.