Good Design 2009 Award
THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS WORLD DESIGN AWARD
The Kindle Heater by Kindle Living has earned the prestigious 2009 GOOD DESIGN Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban.
The Jury for GOOD DESIGN bestows its highest honor on designers and manufacturers who advance new, visionary, and innovative product concepts, invention and originality, and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design.
“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to accept this award from such a renowned and celebrated organization,” said Arturo Fis, designer of the Kindle Heater. “Innovation is at the heart of Kindle Living products and to have our vision validated is inspiring, especially considering the list of fellow recipients”.
This year the museum received a record number of submissions from design firms and corporations representing over 40 different nations. In June 2010, The Chicago Athenaeum will mount the annual GOOD DESIGN SHOW in Chicago featuring an exhibition of the award winning products to be included in the Museum’s Permanent Collection.
ABOUT THE GOOD DESIGN AWARD
The GOOD DESIGN program was 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 honors the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designer and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.
Nearly six decades later, The Chicago Athenaeum continues the organization of the program to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and to honor 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.
Award criteria is based on quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetic—a standard beyond ordinary consumer products and graphics. The Chicago Athenaeum’s GOOD DESIGN program forwards the ideals of a design process that embodies product excellence and endurance and strong public identity.
For 60 years, everything and anything produced in and for the environment from a paperclip to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner or NASA Space Ship have been honored.