GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Outline of Good Design Award winners

2012 | Overview Report

  • The number of awarded entries : 1,108 items
  • Inaugural "GOOD DESIGN Best 100" have been determined.
  • 33 items are granted as the Good Design Long Life Design Award.

Good Design Award

Good Design Award 2012 launched its call for entry on April 27. Through the 1st screening and 2nd screening on 3,132 entries, 1,108 entries have been granted.
Among all the Good Design Award winners, the "GOOD DESIGN Best 100" which have been received high evaluation from juries and attracting many attentions by their "Design power of making tomorrow" have been selected.
Special award winners such as "Good Design Gold Award" etc. will be determined and announced on November 25 (SUN) at the Good Design Exhibition 2012 venue.


Good Design Award 2012
The number of the awarded entries : 1,108 items (3,132 entries in all)
The number of the awarded companies : 702 companies (Including the ones whose entries are granted as Good Design Long Life Design Award.)

The release of the information regarding awarded entries

As from October 1, the information of 2012 award winners will be released. Individual product name, designers, outline of the product can be found. Some information regarding the items launch dates are later than October 1 will be excluded.

Special Exceptions for reconstruction support

In order to support reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake, exemption of all application cost are carried out for the applications by the companies headquartered in six Tohoku prefectures (Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, and Fukushima prefecture) and Ibaraki prefecture. 78 applications are awarded by this measure.

Cooperation with "Design Excellence Award", Thailand

Based on the cooperation with Thailand "Design Excellence Award" (DE mark) since 2008, we have been implementing several joint businesses such as jury exchange, holding exhibition in Japan, etc. Furthermore, as a gesture of the cooperation, the DE mark winners can join Good Design Award from second screening. 43 entries from Thailand are awarded this year.

About the "GOOD DESIGN Best 100"

Among all the Good Design Award winners, the "GOOD DESIGN Best 100" which have been received high evaluation from juries and attracting many attentions by their "Design power of making tomorrow" have been selected and released on October 1. They are the candidates for the special awards winners such as Good Design Gold Award and the winners will be determined through "Special Awards screening panel" which will be held on November 22.


Good Design Long Life Design Award

The Good Design Long Life Design Award will be awarded to the entries which are on continuous production and sales for more than 10 years and gained support from the people.
Based upon the recommendations by users and designers provided during April 27 to June 1, 33 entries have been granted.


Good Design Long Life Design Award 2012
The number of the awarded entries: 33 items (The list of the Long Life Design Award winners)

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