Guardian Wins Red Dot
For the second year running, Massey University honours graduate and designer Annabel Goslin, 22, has won a prestigious Red Dot Design Award for her sports face protector. Last year Goslin entered an all-purpose sports rain jacket called the Armadillo, which took out the top spot. Now working as an industrial designer at Unlimited Realities in Palmerston North, Goslin designed the “Guardian” for her final-year design school project, aiming to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries hockey players experienced. Her own hockey team acted as guinea pigs. “They loved the Darth Vader [look] and the idea behind it,” she said. Red Dot is an internationally recognised label for excellent design. This year, Goslin’s design beat more than 12, other entries from 6 countries, of which just 7 per cent received awards.