2024 Winners > Winners of Australia & new zealand

1st Prize


Title: Welcome Back

Name: Nguyen Minh Chau

School: Deakin University

What is the inspiration for your design?
My design is inspired by the idea of a sanctuary, offering guests a peaceful retreat similar to their own homes. Drawing inspiration from nature's beauty, I envision a bathroom that seamlessly blends natural elements to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Using soft lighting, plush textures, and earthy tones, every aspect is carefully chosen to evoke a sense of warmth and comfort. The aim is to make guests feel instantly at ease, like they would in their own homes, transcending the typical hospitality experience.

How does the design fulfill the need of the target users?
The design caters to a diverse range of users by focusing on comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Using dark earthly colours and raw natural textures, it creates a homely atmosphere suitable for guests of all ages and travel purposes. The integration of innovative technologies in ASDA products provides a unique experience for users, regardless of age or background. Furthermore, the design's flexibility allows for multiple users simultaneously, accommodating different relationships and types of guests with ease.

How does the design fulfill the design challenge?
The design meets the challenge by creating a welcoming and practical hospitality bathroom space. It prioritizes easy maintenance with materials and layouts that are simple to clean. Additionally, it offers a soothing onsen-like bath experience, inspired by Japanese hot springs, promoting relaxation and stress relief. Innovative technology in the shower enhances the guest experience with customizable features like water pressure and aromatherapy. The design's versatile appeal caters to a wide range of customers, ensuring a memorable stay for all.

How does the choice of products contribute to the purpose of the design?
The choice of products in the design serves the purpose effectively. Opting for minimalist designs ensures easy cleaning and maintenance in a busy hospitality setting. High-tech features provide guests with new and convenient experiences, while simplified controls make products user-friendly for all guests. Additionally, water-saving features contribute to sustainability efforts, aligning with eco-conscious practices in the industry.