Promotions

Cooperative Activities

After the announcement of the Good Design Award winners, we also carry out a wide range of programs in cooperation with the winners.

GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi

Our communication space, GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi, was established in Tokyo's Marunouchi district in October 2015 as a frontline base for interchange between design and society. It carries out various plans focusing on the winners of the Good Design Awards, and examples include exhibitions, seminars, talk shows, and workshops.

Venue : GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi
Location : hin Kokusai Building, 1st Floor, 4-1, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone : 03-6273-4414
Business hours : 11:00 - 20:00
Open : throughout the year except year-end and New Year holidays
Admission fee : Free

Events held in the past

#01 The feel of the near future
Period: October 29 (Thursday) to December 14 (Monday), 2015

#02 The feel of the near future 2: A product of my choice
Period: December 18 (Friday), 2015 to January 31 (Sunday), 2016

#03 Learn, understand, and experience good design
Period: February 5 (Friday) to March 6 (Sunday), 2016

#04 After 311 - 5 years of design since the disaster
Period: March 11 (Friday) to April 10 (Sunday), 2016

GOOD DESIGN STORE

The GOOD DESIGN STORE is a permanent base for marketing and communication of Good Design Awards which focuses on sales of Good Design Award winning products. The Store aims at making Japan's presence felt more by communicating information on the attraction and possibilities of designs in Japan to the rest of the world.

GOOD DESIGN STORE BANGKOK

Location : Central Embassy, Level 4, 1031 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Business hours : 10:00 - 20:00

MEETinG

MEETinG is a special website of the G Exhibition, which enables users to meet with the designs of Good Design Award winners, select those which they like, and share them with others. Those who participate in the site are all invited to the G Exhibition, and in addition, other features include the G Mark of My Choice page, in which judges and others select their favorite G Mark designs. A ranking of designs popular among the site visitors is also presented here.

Other Cooperation

We work with various other organizations in Japan and abroad to publicize the Good Design Awards and award winning objects.

Trade Fairs

We set up booths at various trade shows held in Japan and abroad to exhibit Good Design Award winning objects.

<Events in which we exhibited in FY2016>

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<Events in which we exhibited in FY2015>

  • India Design Mark Exhibition, India, March 4 (Friday) to March 6 (Sunday), 2016
  • DESIGN KOREA 2015, Korea, November 11 (Wednesday) to November 15 (Sunday), 2015
  • HKTDC Expo 2015, Hong Kong, August 13 (Thursday) to August 17 (Monday), 2015
  • ARCHITECT 2015, Thailand, April 28 (Tuesday) to May 3 (Sunday), 2015
  • GOOD DESIGN in Taiwan, Taiwan, April 2 (Thursday) to May 31 (Sunday), 2015

<Events in which we exhibited in FY2014>

  • Good Design Award Booth at Nikkei Messe Architecture + Construction Materials 2015 in Japan (March 3-6, 2015)
  • Good Design Award Booth at India Design Mark Exhibition in India (February 20-22, 2015)
  • Good Design Award Booth at IDT Expo, Business of Design Week in Hong Kong (December 4-6, 2014)
  • Good Design Award Booth at Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair in China (November 29 to December 2, 2014)
  • Good Design Award Booth at IFFT / Interior Lifestyle Living in Japan (November 26-28, 2014)
  • Good Design Award Booth at Design Korea 2014 in South Korea (November 6-10, 2014)
  • Japan House Booth at Bangkok International Gift Fair in Thailand (October 19-23, 2014)

Exhibitons and Events

We work with various partners in Japan and abroad to set up booths to exhibit the award winning objects at exhibitions.

<Results for FY2016>

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<Results for FY2015>

  • We worked with Sapporo Ekimaedori Machizukuri Co., Ltd. to hold an event called Good Design in Chi-Ka-Ho from March 4 (Friday) to March 6 (Sunday), 2016.
  • We teamed up with Germany's iF DESIGN AWARD to hold an event called How Japan Design Can Serve the Societies from May 6 (Wednesday) to May 10 (Sunday), 2015.

Sales Initiatives

We implement sales plans for the Good Design Award at various retail stores.

<Results for FY2016>

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<Results for FY2015>

  • Sales area in Japan Duty Free GINZA on the eighth floor of the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Ginza from January 27 (Wednesday), 2016
  • Sales event called Designing Play – Toys that Won Good Design Awards held at the Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku from January 27 (Wednesday) to February 2 (Tuesday), 2016
  • Sales event called the Second Good Design Marché in Sapporo held at the Daimaru Department Store in Sapporo from January 20 (Wednesday) to January 25 (Monday), 2016
  • Official sales booths for Good Design Award winners' products in Design Pin, which is run by the Taiwan Design Center, from April 21 (Tuesday), 2015

<Results for FY2014>

  • Sales Event at Daimaru Sapporo, Good Design Marche in Sapporo (January 21-26, 2015)
  • Sales Event and Exhibition at Shibuya Hikarie, Long Life Design Exhibition 2014 (October 31 to November 3, 2014)
  • Sales Event in Ginza Mitsukoshi, Ginza Fashion Week: Lifestyle Design in the 70's and Today (October 22 to November 3, 2014)
  • Sales Event in Shibuya Loft, Good Design Store in Loft: New Creators from PMQ (October 21 to November 3, 2014)

Cooperation with Local Government

We cooperate with various local governments to hold events related to the Good Design Awards.

<Results for FY2016>

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<Results for FY2015>

  • Cooperation in holding the Good Designs in Daily Life exhibition at the Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center from February 23 (Tuesday) to March 27 (Sunday), 2016
  • Cooperation in holding the Good Design Awards in Kitakyushu event from January 23 (Saturday) to April 10 (Sunday), 2016
  • Cooperation in holding the NIIGATA DESIGN WEEK event from May 13 (Wednesday) to May17 (Sunday), 2015

<Results for FY2014>

  • Good Design Award exhibition in Kyushu Design Summit in Kumamoto (February 20-21, 2015)
  • Seminar series at KOIL, Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab, Good Design Best 100 and its Future (Ongoing since April 2014)
  • Joint event with the Tsubamesanjo Regional Industries Promotion Center, Presentation of 2014 Good Design Award Recipients (December 12, 2014)
  • Traveling exhibition organized with the Akita Industrial Design Support Center, Good Design from Akita (November to December, 2014)

Combined Advertising

We run combined advertisements for the Good Design Awards in major daily newspapers.

<Results for FY2016>

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<Results for FY2015>

  • Yomiuri Shinbun
  • Asahi Shinbun
  • The Nikkei

<Results for FY2014>

  • Yomiuri Shinbun
  • Asahi Shinbun
  • The Nikkei

Feature Articles

We carry out collaborative plans for the Good Design Awards in a wide range of media such as magazines and newspapers.

<Results for FY2016>

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<Results for FY2015>

  • Feature article entitled "町村 给都市青年一个"老家" in the December 2015 and January 2016 issues of the Chinese magazine 設計
  • Feature article entitled "韓중기20년만 日긋디자인특별상" in the November 2015 issue of the Korean magazine Maeil Business Newspaper
  • Feature article entitled "Feel-good factor plays key role in award for best product design" in the November 2015 issue of the online magazine South China Morning Post
  • Feature article entitled "Positive Spin" in the November 2015 issue of the Hong Kong magazine South China Morning Post
  • Feature article entitled "美興功能之外好設計要有温度" in the November 2015 issue of the Taiwanese magazine 天下
  • Feature article entitled "Good design changes society!: A look at the Good Design Exhibition 2015, which features all Good Design Award winners" in the October 2015 issue of the online magazine PEN Online
  • Feature article entitled "g-mark Japan GOOD DESIGN award 2015" in the October 2015 issue of the digital magazine design boom
  • Feature article entitled "Changes in the world as seen in the Good Design Awards, which have progressed together with society for 60 years" in the culture news site CINRA.NET" (October 2015)
  • Feature article in the September 2015 issue of the Chinese Magazine 装飾
  • Feature article entitled "Schemes for the future as seen in the Good Design Awards" in the February 2016 issue of the magazine Brain

<Results for FY2014>

  • Special feature in Asahi Shibun's digital web magazine &M, & Good Design (Ongoing since November 2014)
  • & GOOD DESIGN

Business Support

We work with various organizations to provide business support such as arranging business meetings between companies that have won a Good Design Award and designers and assisting product development.

Mekong Design Selection

Mekong Design Selection is a business matching and product development support project that has been implemented with the cooperation of the ASEAN-Japan Centre, an international organization, for two years since 2014. We have arranged business meetings between companies in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam that won a Good Design Award and designers and thus assisted them in product development. These companies presented and exhibited their products at gift shows.