Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll presented the awards today, which showcase the best in Victorian design across categories including architectural, product and industrial, communications, digital and service design.

Designed for parents and carers of babies and toddlers – the YMCA Playnasium is a unique outdoor gym that combines children’s playground favourites like see-saws and swings with adult exercise equipment.

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YMCA Playnasium - 2017 Overall Winner

Richmond-based industrial designers Bayly Group joined forces with marketing agency McCann and YMCA to develop the Playnasium.

The innovative design uses the child’s weight to help generate the parent’s workout – and the parent’s workout powers the child’s ride.

Other Best in Category winners include:

Tanderrum Bridge – a footbridge that links Melbourne’s CBD to the sports precinct

Interactive media art project – The Storytelling Machine

Architectural design service – My Architect

The City of Melbourne’s Single Digital Customer Interface.

Graphic designer and illustrator Wendy Fox’s project celebrating women’s Olympic Gold Medallists was joint winner of the Communications Design category, with Museums Victoria’s Design Studio for the Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery.

The Victorian Premier’s Design Awards celebrate the state’s best and brightest designers and innovators.

Photos from the 2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards Presentation Ceremony at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

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