Hiroshima Folding Chair Wins the “Good Design Award 2013”

Maruni Wood Industry’s Hiroshima folding chair won the Good Design Award 2013 (sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion). Furthermore, it was also selected for the Good Design – Best 100.

Established in 1957, the Good Design Award is a movement for comprehensive design evaluation and promotion, and has developed as a movement to improve Japanese industrialization and living culture through design. Today, it is a global design award that many corporations and organizations, both domestic and abroad, participate in.
The Hiroshima folding chair is not only beautiful for its wooden look and the way it leans, but is also a wooden folding chair that ensures proper strength as a chair. We are very honored that it was chosen for such award.

We plan to introduce it as one of this year’s award-winning works at the “Good Design Exhibition 2013”, an award exhibition held at Tokyo Midtown, beginning October 30 (Wed).

/// Good Design Exhibition 2013 ///
Duration: October 30 (Wed) to November 4 (Mon/Substitute holiday)
Location: Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Sponsor: Japan Institute of Design Promotion
This exhibition will be held not only in Japan but also in South Korea, Taiwan, and India.
We hope that many people, regardless of their nationality, can see our exquisite craftsmanship. Many other attractive products which have won the Good Design Award will be on display, so we hope you can have a look at them.
*For further information about the “Good Design Exhibition 2013” and other expos, please visit the official website.

/// South Korea: Design Korea 2013 ///
Duration: October 10 (Thurs) to October 13 (Sun)
Location: Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju
Sponsors: Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Gwangju City, Korean Institute of Design Promotion, Gwangju Design Center

/// Taiwan: Taiwan International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo 2013 (TICCIE 2013) ///
Duration: November 21 (Thurs) to November 24 (Sun)
Location: Areas I, J, and K of 1F, Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall
Sponsor: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China

/// India: Good Design Exhibition in India for 2014 ///
Duration: February 6, 2014 (Thurs) to February 9, 2014 (Sun)
Location: Ishanya Mall, Opp. Golf Course, off Airport Road, Pune 411 006
(Inside a shopping mall in Pune City)