Set up in 1950, every year the Good Design Award chooses the international industrial products and ideas that have done most for design innovation. A cosmopolitan committee judges entries from various commodity categories according to design excellence, form and look of the product, as well as the materials used, the function and the usefulness of the objects competing.
It was DERAPAGE's Tornado that brought home the good design label, the only eyewear product singled out by the Chicago jury. Tornado is a totally Italian product in its style, workmanship and assembly - a revolution in eyewear, a patented world "first". The frame is a completely new unwelded multilayer: three different ultrathin steel layers, secured by an innovative system of micro-riveting straight out of microtechnology and top jewellery. A light, indestructible eyewear product, a clean design and a hi-tech solution conferring a powerful assertive look.
In the words of Irene Chinaglia, chief designer at Derapage who can claim maternity of the frame: "This period is full of acclaim for Tornado: it has now earned the Good Design Award 2007 on top of the prize it brought home from Tokyo last October, "Eyewear of the Year 2008" for the technological innovation category. An extra feather in our caps as Torinesi exporting design around the world just when our town is World Design Capital."