Cobalt Design and Cylite’s HP-OCT™ win the Premier’s Design Award
31st March 2021
Cobalt Design is an award-winning product development agency who combine creative solutions, user-centred insights, and deep manufacturing knowledge to create market-leading products for their clients. Their exceptional talent has been awarded once again taking out the Premier’s Design Award last night for their work on the Hyperparallel OCT™ by Cylite.
Established by the Victorian Government in 1996 as the Victorian Design Awards, the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards recognise and reward Victorian designers and businesses that display excellence in the way they use design.
The awards provide an opportunity for businesses and the community to better understand the role of design in making products, services, spaces and experiences more functional, safe, efficient and attractive. The awards also help raise awareness of the impact design can have on productivity and business outcomes and the role it plays in helping to shape a better environment and society.
“It takes a lot of trust for a client like Cylite to partner with a local company on their first product. Cylite will be launching the HP-OCT into the global medical diagnostic device market later in 2021 and to know the team at Cobalt have designed an award-winning product makes us proud to be a part of this global launch” said Jack Magree, founder of Cobalt as he accepted the award from Parliamentary Secretary for Creative Industries Ms Harriet Shing. “Cobalt celebrates its 25-year anniversary this year; this award is another acknowledgement of the exceptional level of work the team at Cobalt have been producing over these past 25 years with many more to come”.
Grant Frisken, CTO of Cylite co-accepted the award and stated, “this demonstrates what we can do in Australia, we have an amazing team of talented individuals at Cylite, who, with our design partner Cobalt, are developing a high-tech medical product that has the potential to change the way eye diseases are imaging and managed. There is a real opportunity to further grow a new high-technology industry here in Australia, an industry that adds value and has the potential to change the world.”