The world's oldest and most established global awards program for the best and most outstanding contributions to contemporary international design celebrates its historic 60-year anniversary in 2010.
Good Design was founded in Chicago by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., curator at MoMA, together with Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, as a way in which to illuminate the most advanced design achievements by the world's leading industrial and graphic design firms and manufacturers-much as it has today, 60 years later.
"From its modest start in 1950 at The Merchanidise Mart in Chicago, Good Design has become the world's most prestigious barometer for the most innovative consumer and domestic products, branding, and graphic design on a global scale," stated Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum.
"The original intent behind Good Design as molded by its founders in the 1950s was to introduce modern design to a very reluctant American public that was better acquainted with Chippendale furniture and other traditional, historic styles and antiquated tastes."
The deadline for Good Design 2010 is July 1, 2010.
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