GOOD DESIGN YEARBOOK 2008-2009
Edited and Selected by
Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine
Founded in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, GOOD DESIGN™ is the world’s oldest and most prestigious awards program that bestows international recognition upon the world’s most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary, and innovative product and graphic concepts, invention, and originality and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered basic product and consumer design.
The best and most bold experiments in design today defined by leading-edge design offices in 34 nations are showcased in this catalogue for The Chicago Athenaeum’s program for 2008. The world’s most prominent FORTUNE 500 Companies worldwide are featured.
Awarded categories include the latest design innovation in electronics, robotics, medical equipment, transportation, furniture public environments, energy systems, textiles, industrial machinery, hardware, tools, accessories, kitchen/appliances, floor covering, bathrooms, tabletop, household products, personal, office products, sports and recreation, children’s products, lighting, branding, packaging, and graphics—anything and everything from the “spoon to the city.”
Featured products and graphics emphasize design innovation, sustainability, creativity, branding, ecologically responsible design, human factors, green design, materials, technology and universal design.
GOOD DESIGN Is the singular international design awards program the entire design and corporate world waits for each year. GOOD DESIGN says it all today—no more, no less—just as it had in 1950 and continues now for nearly 60 years. GOOD DESIGN has immediate public recognition for the best new design produced worldwide.
Published in conjunction with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
ISBN: 0-935 119-23-X
Price per Individual Copy: €50.00
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