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BIBO water bar makes a splash at Australian Good Design Awards

Peter Molloy and his wife Vicki at the Good Design Awards Ceremony in Sydney

BIBO Water Bar has been recognised for its stylish looks and innovative features at the 2017 Australian Good Design Awards.

This high tech benchtop water dispenser was one of only 244 entries to receive the 2017 Good Design® Selection and was a finalist in Product Design (Domestic Appliances).

BIBO CEO Peter Molloy represented BIBO at the black tie Awards Ceremony at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney earlier this month.

“It was a great honour to be shortlisted at this prestigious Award ceremony featuring many of Australia’s most innovative products,” Mr Molloy said.

Launched in Australia late last year, the BIBO Water Bar filters and purifies tap water providing pristine chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button. And it comes in 10 amazing colours to suit any décor.

Operating the BIBO water bar is simple with its user-friendly touch control panel and display screen. It has many useful menu settings including hot and cold temperatures, serve quantities, and power saving sleep mode when not being used.

BIBO was chosen among the best entries to receive the Good Design Selection after an extensive evaluation process by a Jury comprising more than 35 Australian and international design experts.

‘A joy to use and look at’

The Jury set the bar very high this year with only the very best submissions receiving this level of recognition.

They described the BIBO Water Bar as “an innovative, no-fuss water dispenser that is a joy to use and look at.”

“The Jury commends BIBO for opening up a new category in this market.”

Australia’s Good Design Awards date back to the 1950s and have an enviable record of unearthing globally recognised talent and products.

The 2017 Good Design Awards Ceremony and Festival coincided with Vivid Sydney, now the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

“The Australian Good Design Awards attracted innovative entries from all corners of the world and the standard of submissions this year has really been incredible,” said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Good Design Awards program.

Making our lives better and happier

“This is one of the few design award programs in the world where design and innovation are celebrated so broadly. This year’s Good Design® Selections represent excellence in design across the widest spectrum of design including Product Design, Service Design, Architectural Design, Design Strategy, Digital and Communication Design and Social Innovation,” Dr Gien said.

“Good design is about making our lives better, safer and happier. It extends to everything around us – from the products we use in our daily lives and the services we interact with to the buildings we live and work in – they can all be improved through better design. That’s what lies at the heart of these Awards”.

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