What a nice way to end 2007 and roll into 2008 with a flying start!
My team and I have won a Good Design Award 2007 from the The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design for our Dragon Electrostatic Speaker Product Range. This product was also recently featured in Wired Magazine issue 15.03
This win was particularly sweet, as it was a product that we recommended, pushed, and developed as part of our ongoing research into trends, consumer markets and technology. This speaker is also a cumulative milestone example of our evolving design language strategy that I had mapped out for the brand and product category about 3 years ago.
For the 2007 edition of GOOD DESIGN, The Chicago Athenaeum received hundreds of applications from 6 continents contributing to the international importance of the historic GOOD DESIGN Awards. Over 400 products and graphic designs were selected by a distinguished jury of recognized architects, designers, and authorities in the design world for recent designs worthy of the Museum’s GOOD DESIGN Award, attesting to the design energy, vitality, and current innovation in global design today.
This year’s edition was the “Corporate Who’s Who” worldwide: 3M., adidas International, Apple Computer, Bang & Olufsen, Black and Decker, BMW AG., Boeing Corporation, Robert Bosch, British Airways, DaimlerChrysler, Eastman Kodak Company, Electrolux, Epson America, Festo AG., Ford Motor Company, Fujitsu Limited, General Motors Corporation, Harman Kardon, Herman Miller, Hewlett Packard, Intel Corp., Knoll, Inc., LG Electronics, Liz Claiborne, Inc., Logitech, Lutron, Melitta, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Olympus, Owens Corning, Samsung, Siemens, Sun-Disk, T-Mobile, Tupperware, Unilever, Villeroy + Boch AG., and Whirlpool Corporation.
It look like that we are part of a very nice cohort of designers and companies. Also we are 1 of the 6 Good Design Awards that was given out to designers and manufacturers from Singapore. Still along way to go compared to the United States’ 270 awards haul, but I think this is a great start for the Industrial Design Industry in Singapore.
Well our 5 minutes of fame is up, so back to work! Heh-heh.
(Do note: This speaker was recently renamed and repositioned as part of the Nakamichi’s iconic Dragon range.)
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