Maruni Wood Industry’s Roundish sofa won the Good Design Award 2014 (sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion).
Established in 1957, the Good Design Awards constitute Japan’s only comprehensive program for evaluation and encouragement of design, and have developed into a movement for enhancing Japan’s industry, culture and lifestyles through design. With numerous enterprises and organizations in Japan and overseas competing for them, these design awards have a global reach.
The special feature of the Roundish sofa -designed by Naoto Fukasawa- is the roundedness of its shape, which accommodates all kinds of postures of people sitting on it. The sofa’s clean-fitting arms and corners give an agreeable feel of being snugly wrapped in.
We are very honored that it was chosen for such award.
Roundish sofa will be exhibited at Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2014, a design event to be held inside the Tokyo Midtown complex starting on Friday October 17.
/// Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2014 ///
Duration: October 17 (Fri) to November 4 (Tue)
Location: Tokyo Midtown (Next to 3rd Floor of Suntory Museum of Art)
Sponsor: Tokyo Midtown
And the Good Design Exhibition 2014, featuring this year’s award-winning items, will open on Friday October 31, also at Tokyo Midtown.
/// Good Design Exhibition 2014 ///
Duration: October 31 (Fri) to November 4 (Tue)
Location: Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Sponsor: Japan Institute of Design Promotion
We also plan to exhibit at events held in various other locations, so please take the opportunity to view our products.
/// LIVING & DESIGN 2014 ///
Duration: October 15 (Wed) to October 17 (Fri)
Location: Osaka International Convention Center
Sponsor: LIVING & DESIGN Organizing Committee
/// IFFT / Interior Lifestyle Living ///
Duration: November 26 (Wed) to November 28 (Fri)
Location: Tokyo Big Sight, West hall 1·2 + Atrium
Sponsor: Japan Furniture Industry Development Association (JFA)
Mesago Messe Frankfurt Corporation
For further information about Good Design Exhibition 2014 and other exhibitions, please see the Good Design Award official site. ( http://www.g-mark.org/?locale=en )