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The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. present the Museum’s annual Good Design Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world.
Now in its 60th year, Good Design is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Annually, designers and manufactures in over 30 nations have been honored for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design.
Submissions to the program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists and design press on criteria established in the original 1950 program for the highest aesthetic in terms of innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment.
Submissions are accepted in two formats: Product Design and Graphic Design.
Anything produced and/or designed worldwide from January 2009 to the present is eligible. All submitted products and graphics must have been produced by a client or scheduled for production.
In this year’s edition, selected products and graphics for Good Design are announced to the international press in December. The Awarded products and graphics are accessioned into the Museum’s Permanent Design Collection.