Over 5,000 entries and 1,600 winners marks new all time highs!
The Japan Institute of Design Promotion (chaired by Motomi Kawakami), the organizer of the Good Design Award, announced the 2021 award recipients on Wednesday, October 20. The organization started accepting entries for the Good Design Award 2021 on April 1 , and selected a total of 1,608 award-winning works following the screening of 5,835 entries.
The winners announced today include 100 works honored as the Good Design Best 100, a collection of entries that demonstrate excellence in the areas of originality, strength of proposal, aesthetics, and degree of realization, and the ability to raise the bar for current standards and serve as models of future design practice. The Good Design Special Award and finalist candidates for the Grand Award were selected from these Good Design Best 100 works. Following another round of judging, the Good Design Grand Award will be determined on November 2 as the symbolic design for the year 2021.
Todayʼs announcement also included the 22 recipients of the Good Design Long Life Design Award, which is given to products and projects that have won sustained support of the public over the years.