JIDPO TO ANNOUNCE GOOD DESIGN GRAND PRIZE 2006 ON 25 OCTOBER

18 October 2006
Tokyo (Japan) - On 25 October 2006, Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) will announce the Good Design Grand Prize 2006.
Tokyo (Japan) - On 25 October 2006, Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) will announce the Good Design Grand Prize 2006. The winner will be selected from the BEST 15 nominees and presented at the Good Design Grand Prize Winning Ceremony. The 14 other nominees will receive the Good Design Gold Prize 2006.

The BEST 15 were announced on 2 October 2006 from the 1,034 items that were accredited by the 50 Good Design Award (the "G- Mark"). More than 2,918 submissions in the categories of "Product Design Categories," "Architecture and Environment Design Categories," "Communication Design Categories," and "New Territory Design Categories" were from 26 April to 7 June 2006. Toshiyuki Kita, Manabu Akaike, Kiyoyuki Okuyama, and the remaining 70 council members judged the 2,918 nominees and accredited 1,034 G-Mark items. The accredited 1,034 G-mark items include the BEST 15, Universal Design Prize, Interaction Design Prize, and Ecology Design Prize.

Results of the Good Design Award 2006
Total number of awarded items: 1,034 items(574 companies)
- Product Design: 854 items (426 companies)
- Architecture and Environment Design: 10 items (94 companies)
- Communication Design: 30 items (21 companies)
- New Frontier Design: 49 items (48 companies)

The BEST 15 nominees are:
- Electric Scooter / Monpal ML200
Honda Motor Co.,Ltd

- Battery Charger/NC- TG1
- Rechargeable Nickel- Metal Hydride Battery/ "eneloop" HR- 3U- TG(2BP/ 4BP/ 8BP),
HR- 4U- TG(2BP/ 4BP), N- MDR02S, NCS- TG1- 2BP, NCS- TG2- 2BP, NC- TG1, N- TG1S
SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd.

- Digital Camcorder/SC- X210L
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD

- Microscope/Nikon NATURESCOPE FABRE PHOTO
NIKON CORPORATION + NIKON VISON CO., LTD.

- LINEAR PORTABLE RECORDER/PCM- D1
Sony Corporation

- Power Line Sound System/PIONEER music tap
Pioneer Corporation

- Daikon Grater/OXO GOOD GRIPS
OXO International

- Mini- car/ i
MITSUBISHI MORTORS CORPORATION
- Train/ Taiwan High Speed Rail 700T Train
Kawasaki Heavy Industries,Ltd.

- TokyoHouse
commdesign inc.

- Urban Design in City Of Yokohama
City of Yokohama

- Toyama Light Rail Transit
GK Sekkei Incorporated + Toyama City + Toyama Light Rail Co., Ltd.

- OTEMACHI CAFE
Mitsubishi Estate Co.,Ltd

- WILLCOM [SIM STYLE]
WILLCOM,lnc.

- Robot Suit HAL- 5
CYBERDYNE Inc. + ELM DESIGN CO.,LTD



For further information:

Keiko ARIMA
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W: www.g-mark.org


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