Artek is proud to announce that Alvar Aalto’s iconic Stool 60 has been awarded the 2019 Good Design Long Life Design Award.
Founded in 1957 by the Japanese Institute of Design Promotion, the Good Design Award seeks to enrich life and society through design. Designs are judged in a range of categories on the basis of their humanity, honesty, innovation, aesthetics and ethics. Winning designs get to use the G Mark, a logo that makes winners recognisable all over the world.
The Long Life Design Award is given to products and services that transcend time, are treasured in people’s daily lives, and have the potential to lead the way in the future. In choosing this year’s winner the judges discussed what each shortlisted design has brought to people’s lives over the years, why it continues to be cherished and how its beauty manifests.
Award-winning works will be featured in the Good Design Award Yearbook 2019, which will be published in March 2020.