CHICAGO—Several tire markers were honored as some of the "best of the best" in new global design by the Good Design awards, the world's "most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program."
The 71-year-old design award 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, and Metropolitan Arts Press—recognizes new consumer products, graphics, and packaging designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America.
In 2021, more than 1,100 new products and graphic designs were selected and awarded from over 49 countries.
The Good Design awards are given by an international jury, who use the same criteria established in 1950.
"The jurors tested all of the entries in order to assess not just the aesthetic merit of each entry, as well as materials selected, the level of craftsmanship, the surface structure, ergonomics, innovation, sustainability, and functionality," according to the program.
"Good Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives," said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, architecture critic and the Chicago Anthenaeum Museum's chief curator of Good Design.
The best new 2021 car and transportation designs went to: Alstom, BRP, Micro Mobility Systems A.G., Rad Power Bikes L.L.C., Sea Ray Boats Co., Ferrari SpA., Max Bögl Bauservice GmbH & Co. KG., Karma Automotive L.L.C., Kia Motors America, Federal Tires, Vestel Electronics Corp., Tire & Technology Co., Ltd., Apollo Tyres Ltd., Lotus Cars Limited, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, NIO GmbH., Elroy Air, Pininfarina SpA., SBRS GmbH, Biomega, TMH, Yvolve Sports, TAUR Technologies, Hyundai Motor Group, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd., Damon Motors, Adient Aerospace L.L.C., PHOENIX CONTACT E-Mobility GmbH., and Cooper Tire.