GOOD DESIGN prizePrestigious design prize for Rukka “Energater GTX” motorcycling outfit
Rukka’s “Energater GTX” does not only offer perfect weather protection, convincing safety and high wearing comfort. The high tech adventure style suit also features a pioneering design – as evidenced by the American GOOD DESIGN prize awarded by the world famous museum Chicago Athenaeum.
For no less than 66 years, the Chicago Athenaeum, one of the world’s most reputable museums for architecture and design, has been presenting not only annual awards for outstanding architecture and design but also the GOOD DESIGN prizes, honoring innovative product and graphic design in numerous categories. These awards not only rank among the most prestigious and recognized accolades for industry products but also among the oldest in this field. The GOOD DESIGN prizes honor high-quality products which are impressive in style, function and aesthetics, and have been awarded for projects as diverse as the Artemide Cadmo lamp and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet.
For 2016, the museum received submissions from several thousands of leading manufacturers and design firms from 55 countries applying for the coveted award with selected products, including Rukka with the Energater GTX. The high-profile jury panel awarded the Rukka motorsport design team with the one and only GOOD DESIGN prize for a product from the area of motorcycling outfits. This means the Energater GTX will become part of the museum’s permanent design collection, will be featured in the GOOD DESIGN Yearbook 2016/2017 and has been posted not only on the website of the Chicago Athenaeum (www.chi-athenaeum.org) but also on the website of the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies (www.europeanarch.eu). On January 27, 2017, the GOOD DESIGN prizes will be officially presented to the winners during the gala event GOOD DESIGN NIGHT in New York.
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