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Good Design Furniture Awards for 2012

The Chicago Athenaeum's annual awards for the best in furniture design

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Widely considered one of the world’s most prestigious global awards for new product design and graphics, the International Good Design Awards honor the best in design for projects and products alike. Among them are home furnishings categories including furniture, textiles, kitchen appliances and more.

The annual awards are produced by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Read on for the 2012 Good Design Awards for Furniture...

La Seóra Hammock, 2011
Designers: Anthony Logothetis, Seora Ltd., London, Great Britain
Manufacturer: Seóra Ltd., London, Great Britain

Cloud Nine Indoor/Outdoor Collection, 2009-2010
Designers: Richard Frinier, FrinierAtelier, Long Beach, California, USA and Martha Lopacki, Greg Robb, Victor Garcia, and Tom Taggart, R+D Department, Brown Jordan, El Monte, California, USA
Manufacturer: Brown Jordan, El Monte, California, USA

Share Chair Portable Public Seating, 2011-2012
Designers: Thomas Bernstrand, Bernstrand & Co., Stockholm, Sweden
Manufacturer: Nola Industrier, Stockholm, Sweden

up-chair, 2012
Designers: Martin Ballendat, Design Ballendat, Simbach am Inn, Germany
Manufacturer: Tonon SpA., Manzano (UD), Italy

Essentia Bed, 2012
Designers: Thesia Progetti, Padova (PD), Italy
Manufacturer: Flou SpA., Meda (MB), Italy

Layer Up_Grade Office Furniture System, 2011-2012
Designers: Paolo Favaretto, Favaretto & Partners, Padova (PD), Italy
Manufacturer: Guialmi Empresa de Móveis Metálicos, SA., Águeda de Cima, Portugal

Allsteel Clarity Seating Series, 2010-2012
Designers: BMW Group Designworks USA, Newbury Park, California, USA
Manufacturer: Allsteel, Muscatine, Iowa, USA

Merano Chair, 2010
Designers: Alexander Gufler, Vienna, Austria
Manufacturer: TON a.s., Bystrice pod Hostynem, Czech Republic

BLOG Chair and Barstool, 2011-2012
Designers: Stefano Sandonà, Stefano Sandonà Design, Selvazzano Dentro (PD), Italy
Manufacturer: Gaber srl., Caselle di Altivole (TV), Italy

OCTO Stool, 2011-2012
Designers: Stefano Sandonà, Stefano Sandonà Design, Selvazzano Dentro (PD), Italy
Manufacturer: Gaber srl., Caselle di Altivole (TV), Italy

extremis® hopper table, 2010
Designers: Dirk Wynants Design Works, Poperinge, Belgium
Manufacturer: Extremis nv., Proven, Belgium

extremis® hopper sun shade, 2010
Designers: Dirk Wynants Design Works, Poperinge, Belgium
Manufacturer: Extremis nv., Proven, Belgium

extremis® hopper bench, 2010
Designers: Dirk Wynants Design Works, Poperinge, Belgium
Manufacturer: Extremis nv., Proven, Belgium

minuscule Chair and Table, 2012
Designers: Cecilie Manz, Copenhagen, Denmark
Manufacturer: Fritz Hansen, Denmark and New York, New York, USA

MILO Lounge Chair and Stool, 2010-2012
Designers: Flemming Busk and Stephan Hertzog, busk + hertzog, London, Great Britain
Manufacturer: Softline A/S., Maribo, Denmark

Runway Public Awaiting Area Furniture, 2010-2011
Designers: Flemming Busk and Stephan Hertzog, busk + hertzog, London, Great Britain
Manufacturer: Globe Zero 4 A/S., Aarhus, Denmark

Didi Lounge Chair, 2010-2011
Designers: Flemming Busk and Stephan Hertzog, busk + hertzog, London, Great Britain
Manufacturer: Globe Zero 4 A/S., Aarhus, Denmark

Tipo (Opt4 by KI in USA) Chair, 2010-2011
Designers: Taku Kumazawa, Research & Design, Aichi Co., Ltd., Nagoya, Japan
Manufacturer: Aichi Co., Ltd., Nagoya, Japan

Malmö Chair, 2012
Designers: Michele Cazzaniga, Simone Mandelli, and Antonio Pagliarulo, Collectivo. Designetwork, Lentate sul Seveso (MB), Italy
Manufacturer: Pedrali SpA., Mornico al Serio (BG). Italy

Stylex Brooks Chair, 2011-2012
Designers: Paul Brooks, Stylex, Inc., Delanco, New Jersey, USA
Manufacturer: Stylex, Inc., Delanco, New Jersey, USA

Dolphin Arm Chair and Chaise-Lounge, 2012
Designers: Aziz Sariyer, Derin Design, Istanbul, Turkey
Manufacturer: Derin Design, Istanbul, Turkey

Auditorium/Concert Hall Seating, 2010-2011
Designers: Philip Kronqvist, LPR architects, Turku, Finland
Manufacturer: Riihimäen Metallikaluste Oy., Riihimäki, Finland

F Chair, 2011-2012
Designers: Yasu Nakamura, Bow Design, Tokyo, Japan
Manufacturer: Itoki Corporation, New York, New York, USA and Itoki Corporation, Osaka City. Osaka, Japan

Joyten TR Chair, 2012
Designers: Hiroto Usumoto, Itoki Product Design, Itoki Corporation, New York, New York, USA and Itoki Corporation, Osaka City. Osaka, Japan
Manufacturer: Itoki Corporation, New York, New York, USA and Itoki Corporation, Osaka City. Osaka, Japan

Teknion Interpret™ Universal Desking System, 2011-2012
Designers: Geoffrey Milligan, Teknion In-house Design Team, Teknion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Manufacturer: Teknion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Twisted X Desk, 2011
Designers: Philip Michael Wolfson, Wolfson Design, London, Great Brtiain
Manufacturer: DESIGNLUSH, New York, New York, USA

Larkspur Planters, 2011-2012
Designers: Larry Kornegay, Landscape Forms, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Manufacturer: Landscape Forms, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Luc Lounge Chair, 2010
Designers: Catharina Lorenz and Steffen Kaz, Lorenz * Kaz, Milan (MI), Italy
Manufacturer: Rossin srl., Egna-Laghetti (BZ), Italy

Link Chair, 2012
Designers: Hee Welling, Hee Welling Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
Manufacturer: Lapalma srl., Cadoneghe (PD), Italy

Hide Tech AVM Meeting Table, 2010-2012
Designers: Johan Larsvall, idesign, Stockholm, Sweden
Manufacturer: EFG International European Furniture Group AB., Tranas, Sweden

American Seating Us Chair Family, 2011-2012
Designers: Jeff Weber, John Blomstrom, and Jason Holt, Studio Weber + Associates, Minneapolis, Minesota, USA and Laura Guido Clark, Dave Wolf, Doug Fasset, and Paul Martus, Laura-Guido-Clark Design, Berkeley, California, USA
Manufacturer: American Seating Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Ban Stools, 2011
Designers: Héctor Esrawe, Esrawe Studio, Mexico City DF., Mexico
Manufacturer: Esrawe Studio, Mexico City DF., Mexico

Humanscale Float Sit -Stand Height-Adjustable Table , 2012
Designers: Humanscale Design Studio, Humanscale, New York, New York, USA
Manufacturer: Humanscale, New York, New York, USA

Whiskey Lounge Chairman and Ottomam, 2012
Designers: Janice Feldman, JANUS et Cie, Carpinteria, California, USA
Manufacturer: JANUS et Cie, Carpinteria, California, USA

the edge Modular Furniture, 2012
Designers: Primo Orpilla, Verda Alexander, Denise Cherry, and Alma Lopez, Studio O+A, San Francisco, California, USA
Manufacturer: OFS Brands, Huntington, Indiana, USA

Ottawa Dining Table and Chair, 2011-2012
Designers: Karim Rashid, Inc., New York, New York, USA
Manufacturer: BoConcept A/S., Herning, Denmark and Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

Oasis Overbed Table, 2011-2012
Designers: Gary Cruce, Nemschoff, Inc., Sheyboygan, Wisconsin, USA
Manufacturer: Nemschoff, Inc., Sheyboygan, Wisconsin, USA and Herman Miller Healthcare Company, Herman Miller, Inc., Zeeland, Michigan, USA

LIT Contemporary Fireside Indoor/Outdoor Chair, 2010
Designers: Aykut Erol, Aykut Erol Design Team, Aykut Erol Industrial Products Design and Organization Company, Istanbul, Turkey
Manufacturer: 888 Design, Istanbul, Turkey

Tara Rae Hill Heathcare Furniture Bench Series, 2011
Designers: Tara Rae Hill, LittleFISH Think Tank, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Manufacturer: IoA Healthcare Furniture, Thomasville, North Carolina, USA

Tschichold Chair, 2011
Designers: Emiliano Godoy, Emiliano Godoy, México, D.F., México
Manufacturer: Pirwi, México, D.F., México

Layer Chair, 2012
Designers: Läufer + Keichel, Berlin, Germany
Manufacturer: OFFECCT AB., Tibro, Sweden

Smallroom Sofa, 2012
Designers: Ineke Hans, Studio Ineke Hans, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Manufacturer: OFFECCT AB., Tibro, Sweden

Viteo - Slim Lounge Chair, 2011
Designers: Wolfgang Pichler, VITEO GmbH., Strass in Steiermark, Austria
Manufacturer: VITEO GmbH., Strass in Steiermark, Austria

BEYOND Architectural Walls, 2012
Designers: Eberhard Von Huene, Eberhard von Huene & Associates, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec, Canada
Manufacturer: Allsteel, Muscatine, Iowa, USA

Avec Plaisir Collection, 2011-2012
Designers: Katie Meyer-Brühl, brühl & sippold GmbH., Bad Steben, Germany
Manufacturer: brühl & sippold GmbH., Bad Steben, Germany

Olivares Aluminum Chair, 2011-2012
Designers: Jonathan Olivares, Jonathan Olivares Design Research, Los Angleles, California, USA
Manufacturer: Knoll, Inc., New York, New York, USA

The Lounge Collection, 2011-2012
Designers: Pierre Becler and Jean-Christophe Poggioli, Pierre Becler and Jean-Christophe Poggioli, Architecture & Associés, Paris, France
Manufacturer: Knoll, Inc., New York, New York, USA

ReGeneration by Knoll, 2010-2012
Designers: Formway Design, Auckland, New Zealand
Manufacturer: Knoll, Inc., New York, New York, USA

CP Lounge Collection, 2011-2012
Designers: Charles Pollock, New York, New York, USA
Manufacturer: Bernhardt Furniture Company, Lenoir, North Carolina, USA

Duet, 2011-2012
Designers: Joe Doucet, Joe Doucet Studio, New York, New York, USA
Manufacturer: Bernhardt Furniture Company, Lenoir, North Carolina, USA

Kartell Miss Less, 2011-2012
Designers: Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet, Starck Network, Paris, France
Manufacturer: Kartell SpA., Noviglio (MI), Italy

Kartell Invisible Table, 2011-2012
Designers: Tokujin Yoshioka, Tokujin Yoshioka, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Manufacturer: Kartell SpA., Noviglio (MI), Italy

Kartell Audrey, 2011-2012
Designers: Piero Lissoni, lissoniassociati, Milan (MI), Italy
Manufacturer: Kartell SpA., Noviglio (MI), Italy

CAMPEGGI SOSIA Convertible Sofa , 2011-2012
Designers: Emanuele Magini, Magindesignstudio, Milan (MI), Italy
Manufacturer: Campeggi Srl., Anzano Del Parco, (CO), Italy

BOX spa, 2011
Designers: Freimut Stehling, cap. mbH., Hullhorst, Germany
Manufacturer: cap. mbH., Hullhorst, Germany

Still Table, 2012
Designers: Bartoli Design, Monza (MI), Italy
Manufacturer: Bonaldo SpA., Villanova (PD), Italy

CO7 Flat Pack Chair, 2010-2012
Designers: Chris Streng, STRENG, Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
Manufacturer: STRENG, Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA

Lento Lounge Chair, 2006-2011
Designers: Harry Koskinen, Friends of Industry, Helsinki, Finland
Manufacturer: Artek oy ab., Helsinki, Finland and Artek USA Inc., New York, New York, USA

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