Outline of Good Design Award winners

2020 | Overview Report

  • Good Design Award, Good Design Best 100, Long Life Design Award are announced
  • Good Design Award 2020 Winner Announced

The Japan Institute of Design Promotion (Chairman: Motomi Kawakami), the organizer of the Good Design Award, announced the Award recipients for 2020 on Thursday, October 1. The organization started accepting entries for the Good Design Award 2020 on April 2 and, following the screening of 4,769 entries, a total of 1,395 award-winning works have been determined.
These winners that announced yesterday include 100 works elected for Good Design Best 100. It demonstrates excellence in originality, proposal power, aesthetics, and completion level that would help raise today’s design standards and be positioned as part of future model design. Followed by further screenings, Good Design Grand Award and other special awards are to be selected from the Best 100 works. And, we have also announced 19 recipients of the Good Design Long Life Design Award, which is given to products and projects that have been supported by the people over a long time.

GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2020

Good Design Award 2020 results
(year-on-year basis)

Awarded entries: 1,395 (-25 entries)
Awarded companies: 974 (+34 companies)
Total entries: 4,769 (-3 entries)

The above numbers include 339 award-winning works from outside Japan (30 works in cooperation with foreign design awards) and 38 award-winning works with the special measure as the support for reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster since 2011.

  • Winners with the special measure as the support for reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster : 38 (→ Award winners)
    *Exempted from all relative cost for Good Design Award
  • Winners in cooperation with foreign design awards : 30 (→ Award winners)

Good Design Grand Award and other special awards to be announced on October 30

Good Design Grand Award, Good Design Gold Award and Good Focus Award will be determined by making a selection from Good Design Best 100 that will be announced today. The screening takes place on October 8 through presentations (public event) by the awarded designers and closed-door discussion among the judges. The recipient of the Good Design Grand Award will be determined through voting on October 30 by the judges in the committee and this year’s Good Design Award winners. The results of the special awards will be announced on October 30.

Upon reviewing the award results of 2020, Chair and Vice Chair of the judging committee, Takashi Ashitomi and Seiichi Saito, .....

Exhibition of awarded works to start today

  • ONLINE EVENT「GOOD DESIGN SHOW 2020」
    "GOOD DESIGN SHOW 2020" online event will be held in order to share the new discoveries made in the screening process with a wide audience. The concept is "Look. Find. See through'. There will be a variety of contents such as the presentations of GOOD DESIGN BEST100 winners, the grand award voting session live on October 30th, and various talk sessions with the judges and the winners.
    Schedule : Thursday, October 1 through Monday, November 30
    Venue : GOOD DESIGN SHOW 2020
    Free admission
  • Good Design Best 100 Exhibition
    The exhibition for Best 100 will be held at the Midtown Design HUB.
    Schedule : Thursday, October 1 through Tuesday, November 3
    Venue : Tokyo Midtown Design Hub (5F Midtown Tower,9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
    Good Design Best 100 Exhibition
  • LONG LIFE DESIGN EXHIBITION 2020
    The award-winning works of Good Design Long Life Design Award will be displayed
    Schedule : Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 8
    Venue : 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 3
  • My Favorite Design 2020
    Favorite award-winning works chosen by 90 judges of this year's Good Design Award will be exhibited.
    Schedule : Monday, November 2 through Sunday, November 29
    Venue : GOOD DESIGN MARUNOUCHI

Following Schedule from Award announcement

Thursday, October 1 through Monday, November 30 : GOOD DESIGN SHOW 2020
Thursday, October 1 through Tuesday, November 3 : Good Design Best 100 Exhibition
Thursday, October 8 : Good Design Best 100 Presentation
Thursday, October 8 : Good Design Special Award Panel
Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 8 LONG LIFE DESIGN EXHIBITION 2020
Monday, November 2 through Sunday, November 29 My Favorite Design 2020

Reference data: Award number of Award from Oversea area

Canada1 China168 Germany10
Hong Kong10 Indonesia6 Macau1
Malaysia2 Netherlands2 Singapore3
South Korea26 Spain1 Sweden1
Switzerland1 Taiwan61 Thailand15
Turkey3 Uganda1 United Kingdom2
United States of America32 Japan1,064