Ltd. present the Museum’s annual GOOD DESIGN Awards Program. Each year, The Chicago Athenaeum presents the GOOD DESIGN Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world.
The emphasis of the GOOD DESIGN program is on quality design of the highest form,
function, and aesthetics 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.
Submissions to the program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals
and leading industry specialists and design press on criteria established in the original
1950 program for the highest aesthetic in terms of innovative design, new technologies,
form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency, and
sensitivity to the environment.
In this year’s edition, selected products and graphics for GOOD DESIGN are announced to the international press in December. The Awarded products and graphics are accessioned into the Museum’s Permanent Design Collection. All awarded projects are listed every year at an online platform which receives at least 1 million visits per year.