The Chicago Athenaeum Calls for Submissions to Good Design 2005
The awards recognizes outstanding industry innovation.
Lisa Le Fevre -- Interior Design, 4/27/2005 12:00:00 AM
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design invites designers to join the 2005 Good Design Awards competition. The internationally renowned award, which recognizes outstanding global individual and manufacturer innovation, is open to products designed or in production after January 1, 2003.
Frank Gehry Furniture Collection, 2004
Designers: Frank Gehry, Gehry Design, Los Angeles
Manufacturer: Heller, New York
Founded in 1950 and bestowed to the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, and George Nelson, the Good Design Award is one of the oldest in the field. Categories, virtually limitless, include furniture, textiles, lighting, appliances, office product, hardware, fashion, and urban environments.
"Good Design works on many levels to stimulate designers, encourage manufacturers, and inform the public," says Ioannis Karalias, the museum's vice president and director of design.
Ventura Lamp, 2003
Designers: Hans Ansems, Ansems Industrial Design, Arnhem, Holland
Manufacturer: Luxit, Presezzo, Italy
Last year, 40 countries and over 300 entries made for a grueling decision making process. The Frank Gehry Furniture Collection, Emanuela Frattini Magnusson's Dune Otto Vases, and Hans Ansems's Ventura Lamp were among the frontrunners. Winners, inducted into the museum's permanent collection, can stamp their products with the Good Design logo.
Decisions are based on form, construction, concept, and functionality. Submission guidelines and the application form for entries, which are due by July 1st, can be found on the museum's website. All winners will be displayed at the museum in 2006.
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