Good Design Award 2010 selects 1110 awardees

04 October 2010
Tokyo (Japan) - The Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization has announced the results of the 2010 Good Design Awards. From 3136 applications from all over the world, 1110 items received Good Design Awards. These include the Good Design Award Best 15 and other special awards.
Tokyo (Japan) - The Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) announced the results of the 2010 Good Design Awards on 29 September. Entries for this Icograda-endorsed competition opened on 28 April and received 3136 applications from all over the world. As a result of first and second screening, 1110 items received Good Design Awards. These include the Good Design Award Best 15 and other special awards.

Recipients of the Good Design Award Best 15 are selected as candidates for the Good Design Grand Award. A winner of this year's Good Design Grand Award will be selected from among those 15, at the Awards Ceremony to be held on 10 November.

Results of Good Design Awards 2010

  • Total number of awardees: 1110 (number of enterprises: 640)
  • Total number of applications: 3136
  • Good Design Awards: 1062
    • Numbers of each domain:
      • A. Human body: 107
      • B. Living: 375
      • C. Work: 127
      • D. Society: 100
      • E. Network: 289
      • GDA based on collaboration with Design Excellence Award of Thailand: 64

Results of Good Design Long Life Design Award 2010

  • Good Design Long Life Design Award: 40

Results of Good Design Frontier Design Award 2010

  • Good Design Frontier Design Award: 8

Results of Good Design Award Special Awards 2010

  • Good Design Award Best 15*: 15
  • Good Design Sustainable Design Award: 3
  • Good Design Life Scape Design Award: 3
  • Good Design Award of Small and Medium Enterprises: 14
  • Good Design Award of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry: 1
  • Good Design Special award of Judging Committee Chairman: 1

Detailed information and image of every award-winning items are released on the Good Design Awards website, "Good Design Finder" from 29 September. Good Design Finder is a database of entire Good Design Awards winning items, from past to present. Visitors may find every item by searching for the names of company, item awarded, designer and so on. The database contains over 35 000 awardees from 1957 until today and is a valuable source of design history of Japan.

Exhibition of awarded-items: "Good Design Exhibition 2010"

"Good Design Exhibition 2010" will be held at Design Hub in Tokyo Midtown (Akasaka, Minato-ku), the hub of the international design scene in Tokyo, to introduce the winning designs of Good Design Awards 2010 from 8 October - 5 December 2010.

A wide array of award-winning works will be exhibited with descriptions on the characteristics of the designs and social aspects of them as well as messages from the designers.

Exhibition contents: About 80 designs that have won an award at Good Design Awards 2010, including both completed works and panels of design sketches.

Award ceremony / selection of Grand Award of Good Design Awards 2010

The award ceremony / selection of Grand Award winner to Good Design Awards 2010 will be held in Tokyo Midtown on 10 November 2010. The event is two-pronged: During the first session, the Grand Prize winner (the winner of the Prime Minister's Prize) will be selected as the best of all 1110 entries - At Good Design Awards, short-listed candidates for the Grand Prize will give presentations on their own designs, and, based on the presentations, the award winners and judges will cast their votes. The Grand Award goes to the design that wins the biggest number of votes.

The second part is an award ceremony, where the Design Awards winners receive their certificates.

Find out the details at: www.g-mark.org/english

* "Good Design Award Best 15" refers to the Good Design Grand Award candidates and Good Design Gold Award winners. When the Good Design Grand Award recipient determines on 10 November, the remaining 14 nominees of the Best 15 will be designated as Good Design Gold Award winners.



For more information, please contact:

Sae Suzuki
Press Contact
Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization
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About the Good Design Awards

Founded in 1957, the Good Design Awards (generally known as the "G Mark system" ) is Japan's only comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system. Having built a foundation to nurture Japan's industry and design, the Good Design Awards now accepts submissions from around the world and has earned a reputation for being a prestigious trademark for outstanding design and quality. Good Design Awards have been presented to 35 000 products to date. www.jidpo.or.jp