KENT S NEDDON

Each year, the Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Award is given to the in­di­vid­ual “who has made a last­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the de­sign pro­fes­sion and to de­sign in gen­eral”.

Idealog - - DESIGNERS INSTITUTE OF NEW ZEALAND -

bath­room prod­ucts group Methven,

de­sign ar­chi­tect for the Au­ra­jet a daily chore into a lux­u­ri­ous wa­ter

worked with noted de­signer Peter Paykel, where he went on to lead the de­vel­op­ment of a global strat­egy for

and built a de­sign team that de­vel­oped team won Best De­sign Awards, a Good

be­lieved that a de­signer’s role was to re­searched how people show­ered his team were also con­cerned about and their wa­ter sav­ing shower the Aus­tralian mar­ket, where wa­ter short­ages are more fre­quent than in

per­sis­tence to make sure the de­sign

style and was not afraid to use curves em­body char­ac­ter and per­son­al­ity into was phe­nom­e­nal and he could change draw­ing to give clar­ity to the vi­sion he

Col­leagues, friends and ac­quain­tances tal­ented de­signer, and although he

else along on the jour­ney, al­ways a

Last year, Methven cel­e­brated its to learn that the com­pany was awarded Up­date awards in the UK, against such

in New Zealand, and this award ac­knowl­edges that he hadn’t reached his peak, and that he would have gone

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