NooK wins GOLD in 2021 Good Design Awards

Australian-made My NooK Play Sofa Celebrates Good Design Award Gold Accolade


NooK Good Design Awards - 2021 Gold Winner

The announcement that the family-run, Australian-made My Nook Play Sofa is the proud winner of the prestigious Gold Accolade in the Product Design category of the 2021 Australian Good Design Awards is a significant achievement that deserves celebration.

The award win represents well-deserved recognition by a jury of product design & innovation specialists, which saw the innovative My Nook Play Sofa stand out amongst a record number of 933 high-calibre submissions.

This award win - announced as part of the 2021 Good Design Awards Week (October 11-15) celebrations - tops off an incredibly successful 2021 for the family-run My NooK Play Sofa brand team and the judge’s comments are a powerful reminder of what makes this stylish, world-leading product so unique.

The Good Design Awards Jury commented: “This is an original and wonderful piece of children's furniture, with endless possibilities for play and imagination. It's the ultimate cubby! The playful design looks like fun, and the customer reviews point to the high-quality of My NooK. The product is simple and intuitive, well-made and showcases a great colour palette. It's a brilliant product for kids and parents alike. Well done.”

With its unique Zip-Together-Zip-Apart versatility, My NooK is the original Australian-made modular play sofa - for kids who dream BIG! The success of the quality My NooK product range of play sofas (and extra cushion pieces for ‘let’s’ build something!’ fun) is one of the positive pandemic-related business stories - a good news story that is very proudly Australian.

During COVID lockdown, Sydney-based mum & dad design team, Olivia and Patrick Rudomino, drew on inspiration - and practical play ideas - from their three, active, busy children to launch the My NooK range in September, 2020. It’s space-smart, stylish furniture that offers child-size fun with versatile comfort and durability and, because it’s 100 per cent Australian-made, it’s quality you can trust, that supports local manufacturing and employment opportunities. “We wanted to create a beautiful piece of furniture that our children could have fun with while also offering the versatility to fulfil the needs of our busy family - and this is where NooK was born.”

The My NooK modular play sofa is the only play sofa in the world with Zip-Together-Zip-Apart functionality. It’s a unique, easy-to-use touch that helps turn seat space into sleep space...or play space - and back again. Only My NooK Australian-made play sofas spread out to create a comfy sleep surface that’s even larger than a double bed - the ideal way to transition from adventurous, day-dreamy play, to cosy, cuddly movie nights, or sleepover solutions.

My NooK is where tactile comfort meets cool ideas and with 14 original fabric choices, as well as eight luxurious velvets and 8 newly released Outdoor options, this is children’s furniture that doesn’t merely take up space - it complements it. With 10 individual pieces and Zip-together-Zip-Apart base cushions, building a fort, castle, racing car, obstacle course, sleepover bed - or anything you imagine - is easy. And because it’s also easy-to-clean (in a cold water machine wash), it’s fun for all the family!

All My NooK play sofa covers are double-stitched, including top stitch for extra durability - and with almost 10,000 stitches, 10 metres of commercial-grade fabric and 12 metres of top-quality zips ensuring the long-lasting quality of each and every My NooK play sofa, it’s practical, play-focused design that’s made to last. For added strength, comfort and support, four unique foam grades across the My NooK and Extra accessories range, offer the premium quality pleasure of a luxury item in a kid-friendly product that adds stylish fun to any home decor.

NooK Features

My NooK modular Australian-made play sofas are soft, safe and ecologically-sound, with a commitment to Australian-made foam that is manufactured to the strictest environmental standards, sourced from a zero waste factory. Currently, the My NooK colour range includes 30 beautiful fabric choices, including eight velvets and eight outdoor fabrics, for the freedom to coordinate a truly individual interior look - supported with fast, friendly, five-star customer service to deliver it on time.

Each My NooK modular play sofa purchase provides one week of School Lunches for a disadvantaged child in Australia through Eat Up and comes with:

● 4 Large Base Cushions, which Zip-Together in pairs
● 2 Back Triangles
● 2 Long Rectangular Bolsters
● 2 Circular Round Cushions
● And a bonus My NooK Build Poster!

EXTRAS include: 
The Arch Roller, Wedge Tail, Nook Rounds, Nook Cushions, Nook Build Poster, Cover Sets and Fabric Swatches, to expand imaginations and play potential.

For images or more information about the My NooK modular play sofa range and the announcement of the Gold Accolade award in the 2021 Good Design Awards Product Design category, contact our Press Team.

About My NooK

Patrick and Olivia Rudomino started My NooK to provide a quality versatile Play Sofa in Australia. Patrick’s background in luxury product development and brand management has guided every component of My NooK’s development. Olivia’s background as a National Gift Buyer helped direct the My NooK pricing strategy and the essential components of the product development journey. Together, Patrick and Olivia manageevery component of this family-run Australian business and they love involving their three kids – Charlie (15), Carmen (9) and Hugo (7) in the journey with them.

Creating a beautiful brand was the beginning, but committing to Australian-made design and manufacture within every facet of the My NooK production and distribution process - including packaging, printing, stickers, artwork, photography and marketing - is about building a home-grown business success story that is sustainable and supportive.

About The Australian Good Design Awards

The country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation has a proud history dating back to 1958. The 2021 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions, with 933 design projects evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders. Each entry was evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes good design, design innovation and design impact. Projects recognised with an Australian Good Design Award demonstrate excellence in professional design and highlight the impact a design-led approach has on business success and social and environmental outcomes.

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