Best Design Awards 2011. We were lucky enough to attend the Best Design awards dinner held last week, as guests of our Auckland regional partner ATEED. Over 600 designers attended the DINZ event, held at the new Viaduct Events Centre. This year set a record for entries, with 812 received in total — the highest in the 23 year history of the event. With awards given across a range of categories - graphic, interactive, product, and spatial it was fantastic (and reassuring) to see such high standards of work building and ongoing from the NZ design industry. Congratulations to all the winners - well deserved recognition! Idealog gives a great overview of all the big winners on the night here, (including our sentimental fave, the Goodnature Automatic Humane Possum Trap).