Photography by Eugene Hyland

Melbourne Design Week Award

The Melbourne Design Week Award presented by Mercedes-Benz is an annual prize awarded for an outstanding contribution to Australia’s largest international design event. The winner receives peer recognition among the local and international design community, and a cash prize thanks to Major Partner, Mercedes-Benz.

The winner is selected from the program that most resonantly responds to the theme of Melbourne Design Week. The winner is selected by the Melbourne Design Week curatorial team, including Ewan McEoin, Simone LeAmon, Myf Doughty and Timothy Moore. 

The 2021 recipient of the Melbourne Design Week Award was the exhibition A New Normal,  curated by Finding Infinity, which exhibited fifteen ideas by Melbourne’s leading architects and designers to transform Greater Melbourne into a self-sufficient city by 2030.

In 2020 Georgia Nowak and Eugene Perepletchikov won the inaugural Mercedes Benz Design Week award 2020 for their work Aurum, which explores our complex relationship with gold through the medium of film. It has since been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria.

The winner will be announced during Melbourne Design Week 2022. Follow @ngvmelbourne and @mercedesbenzau on Instagram or subscribe for Melbourne Design News updates here.