Cub Campers are delighted to announce the Australian Made C16 – the 5-star luxury caravan – has officially been recognised as a winner of the Good Design Award for Product Design in the Automotive and Transport Category for 2023. This award is one of the most prestigious awards for design in Australia and recognises outstanding design and innovation.
In September 2022, we announced the C16, our first luxury off-road caravan, into the Australian market. Backed by over 55 years of RV manufacturing experience and the Cub name, the C16 has quickly established itself as a standout in the Australian market.
The many challenges and roadblocks that faced the original team in moving into unchartered territory, as well as two years of intense research and development, has culminated in this moment. This important award represents a massive tick of approval to the cutting-edge design of the C16 as well as the high quality that is necessary to receive a prestigious Good Design Award.
The Awards always attract the highest calibre of submissions representing a diverse spectrum of design with 11 specific design disciplines spanning 30 categories. An independent panel of experts in the design, architectural and engineering fields fastidiously evaluates every entry.
The Good Design Awards Jury commented: “The C16 takes caravanning to the next level — finding beautiful and efficient solutions to all the problems with existing options on the market.”
The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced on Friday 8 September at the 2023 Australian Good Design Awards in front of more than 1000 guests from the design and architecture community. The original C16 design team, consisting of Shane Fagan, Amy Fagan, Sia Jafari and Aaron Sheen, being present for the moment the C16 took home this well-deserved accolade for the first time in Cub history.
The Australian Made C16 is the ultimate luxury off-road caravan from Cub. Available in three different layout options, king, twin, and bunk and featuring a wide array of high-quality materials sourced from Australian manufacturers, such as Australian BlueScope Steel and Worthington Composites, the C16 continues Cub’s more than 55-year legacy of exceptional build quality.
About the Good Design Awards
The 2023 Good Design Awards attracted high-quality design projects from Australia and around the world. These innovative projects were evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders. More than 900 entries were evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact.
“To be recognised with an Australian Good Design Award tells the world this project not only represents design excellence, but it also surpasses the criteria for design innovation and design impact. The Good Design Award is an independent endorsement of professional design quality,” said Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia, and Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards.
The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The 2023 Awards celebrated 65 Years of Good Design since the founding organisation behind the awards – the Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) was first established.