GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Outline of Good Design Award winners

2013 | Overview Report

  • Announcement of Good Design Award 2013
  • 10 candidates for Good Design Grand Award
  • Good Design Best 100 have also been released

Good Design Award

As the organizer of Good Design Award, Japan Institute of Design Promotion has released the results of Good Design Award 2013 on October 1. Good Design Award, established in Japan by 1957, is a comprehensive program for the evaluation and encouragement of design. The design applicants come from wide range of fields including architecture, project and so forth. The screening is carried out in several of perspectives to select the "Good Design", not only about beauty but also the consideration for the environment, usability and ability of propose to society.
From 3000 entries of this year, with the strict screening, finally, 1000 design are awarded including 10 candidates for Good Design Grand Award, and Good Design Best 100 as the candidates for Good Design Gold Award and other Special Award. The result of Special Awardwill be announced by November 7.


The results of the Good Design Award 2013
Good Design Award:
1,212 entries are awarded through 3,400 applications.
The number of the awarded companies : 794 companies

About "Good Design Grand Award"

The Grand Award commends one exquisite and popular design, which could represent the "Design of the Year". It will be selected by vote from jury, all of Good Design Award winners and visitors to GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2013.

About "Good Design BEST 100"

Good Design BEST 100 is excellent 100 designs selected from all the Good Design Award recipients with high evaluation by the jury members. Recipients of the Good Design Special Awards are annually selected out of Good Design BEST 100 on November 7.


About "Good Design Exhibition 2013"

Good Design Exhibition will show all the recipients of Good Design Award 2013. It will be held from October 30 to November 4 at Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi, Tokyo. Until last year, we held the event at convention halls in surrounding area of Tokyo. From this year, we move the venue to more central location in Tokyo and expect to attract more visitors.

About "Good Design BEST 100 Designers Presentation"

Good Design BEST 100 Designers Presentation is a special event that designers of BEST 100 will make a 5mins presentation regarding their award recipients in public, at the Good Design Exhibition 2013 venue.

Appendix: Good Design Award 2013 Winners by regions / countries

Japanese winners by prefecture

Hokkaido5Kyoto19
Aomori11Osaka139
Iwate9Hyogo23
Miyagi28Nara8
Akita14Wakayama4
Yamagata7Shimane8
Fukushima10Tottori1
Ibaraki21Okayama8
Tochigi6Hiroshima11
Gunma5Yamaguchi0
Saitama23Tokushima2
Chiba7Kagawa6
Tokyo560Ehime8
Kanagawa40Kochi1
Niigata22Fukuoka12
Toyama3Saga6
Ishikawa11Nagasaki3
Fukui8Kumamoto8
Yamanashi1Oita2
Nagano6Miyazaki0
Gifu16Kagoshima5
Shizuoka26Okinawa6
Aichi56Total1,179
Mie2
Shiga2

Winners from overseas

Australia1
Cambodia2
China11
Denmark2
Germany6
Hong Kong5
India2
Korea66
Laos3
Myanmar1
Singapore1
Slovenia1
Spain1
Switzerland1
Taiwan42
Thailand47
U.K.3
U.S.A.16
Vietnam1
Total212

* With regards to the number of winners from overseas, the count is applied only for the companies whose headquarters are overseas, i.e. if the applicant is Japanese branch of foreign company, it is counted as Japanese company. The number of the winners includes the plural applicants for one awarded entry .

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