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Good Design Award 2018 Chicago Athenaeum

We are very proud to announce that we have received official word from the U.S that PodMarket® has just received the Good Design Award for its Pende furniture series. This design just keeps catching the attention of the world’s best, which is both humbling and something we are also very proud of.

Below is an excerpt from the Good Design Award website. It provides a concise explanation as to why this particular award is so revered in the design community.

You can read the actual letter we received in the mail telling us of our win at the very end of this post. You can also view the online award page here.

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. present the Museum’s annual GOOD DESIGN® ®Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. 

Good Design Awards Sixty Eight
Good Design Award 68 Years

History 1950-2018. Sixty-Eight Years

The GOOD DESIGN exhibition program began as a partnership between the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and is continued today by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. It was the first time that an art museum and a wholesale merchandising centre joined forces to present “the best new examples in modern design in home furnishings.”   

Now in its 68th year, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organised worldwide. Founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen, GOOD DESIGN honours the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.

For over seven decades since its inception, The Chicago Athenaeum continues the organisation of the program to create a revived awareness  about contemporary design and to honour both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace. Every year, designers and manufactures in about 50 nations are honoured for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design. For 65 years, everything and anything produced in and for the environment from a paperclip to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner or NASA Space Ship have been honoured.  About The Iconic Good Design Award Logo

The Good Design Award Logo

The GOOD DESIGN logo was designed by Chicago designer, Mort Goldsholl, in 1950.  The black dot and square-shaped logo is used  globally by winning companies to publicly  announce that their products and graphic designs have met the most  strident and professional criteria and highest standard for international Design  Excellence. Since 1950, the Museum has awarded approximately 40,000 GOOD DESIGN Awards for design and innovation, sustainability, creativity, branding, ecologically responsible design, human factors, materials, technology, graphic arts, packaging, and universal design by various industrial design and graphic design firms working for the world’s major manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies in over 50 countries.

Official Letter Received in late December 2018

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