This is the 14th KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD to be held since it was established in 2002.
The KOKUYO Group philosophy is to enrich the world through they products. They are constantly looking for ways to make people more creative through careful observation of their lives and work.
The Kokuyo Group promotes the provision of value as a contribution to the improvement in creativity for customers in the areas of “working,” “learning” and “living.”
We are inundated with so many things in this modern age.The time has come for us to think in a new way.Before getting something new we need to stop and think whether that thing is really necessary for our lives or way of life.This also means rethinking the actual act of living.
Submissions are invited for “items used in our everyday lives, such as stationery, furniture or household goods.” This includes the Kokuyo group’s main product categories of “stationery” and “furniture”, but they also welcome proposals for “household goods”. In addition, submissions are not limited to a proposal for a single item and works composed of a combination of a number of products are also acceptable if they are effective in expressing a way of life and a way of living.
The Kokuyo Design Awards have been created to attract beautifully functional product designs and take the best of the best to the actual consumer market.
Entry eligibility is limited to those designs never before shown publicly (in Japan, other countries).
The best entry will be awarded with a Grand Prix of 2,000,000 Japanese yen, more than 16,000 Euro! Three Merit awards of 500,000 Japanese yen each, will also be announced.