Comvita (NZX:CVT) is honoured to have been recognised at the 2021 Good Design Awards, with its state-of-the-art Wellness
Lab receiving Gold in the Architectural Design category.
Created in partnership with lead design agency, Blur the Lines, judges’ comments highlighted the outstanding and
innovative design principles behind the Wellness Lab space, calling it a ‘great experiential design solution’, with a
‘strong execution of a concept in response to…the importance of bees’. The Wellness Lab’s unique multi-sensory tasting
experience, offering visitors a glimpse into the unparalleled depth of honey, Mānuka and bees, served to distinguish the
project from other entries.
Based in Australia, the Good Design Awards aim to showcase the very best in design and innovation excellence, and are
widely regarded as the country’s most prestigious international award across the industry. Recognised projects are those
which exhibit the highest level of professional design, and demonstrate how a design-led approach has contributed
towards business success and social and environmental outcomes.
Group CEO of Comvita, David Banfield, says “It’s an absolute delight that the Wellness Lab has received top recognition
at this year’s Good Design Awards – especially in such an acclaimed category as Architectural Design. At Comvita, our
long-held vision has been to bring our consumers on an innovative retail journey that goes beyond the traditional brick
and mortar model. The Wellness Lab encapsulates that transformative approach by offering a multi-sensory experience
unlike no other.”
“We’re proud to have partnered with Danielle and the team at Blur the Lines to bring this vision to life. With the
continued recognition of the Wellness Lab further cementing our reputation as a world-class innovator and market leader
on the global stage, we look forward to rolling out this experience in our overseas markets – taking the story of New
Zealand’s Mānuka honey industry to the world,” adds Banfield.
The Comvita Wellness Lab has also received the top accolade in the Retail Award category at the New Zealand Interior
Awards earlier this year, and has been recognised as a finalist across five different categories at the 2021 Best
Awards, with winners yet to be announced.