Congratulations to Josh Owen, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Industrial Design, who has won a 2012 GOOD DESIGN Award for his work on the WC Line for Kontextur. Owen’s products were recognized in this years BATH AND ACCESSORIES category.

Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. For 2012, the Museum received submissions from several thousand of the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms from around the world representing the most important and critical mass of influential corporations worldwide in the design industry from over 48 countries. In November, the jury met in New York and selected over 700 product designs and graphics from over 38 nations worthy of the GOOD DESIGN Award for their Design Excellence. All awards and winners are posted on the Museum’s website at

GOOD DESIGN is the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. GOOD DESIGN covers new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The trademarked awards were created in Chicago in 1950 by three architects: Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.

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