Japan Institute of Design Promotion Releases Good Design Award 2014 Winners

– Special Award Winners Are Named –

TOKYO, November 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP, located in Minato-ku, Tokyo), released on November 4 the Special Award winners of Good Design Award 2014.

The Special Award winners were selected from Good Design BEST100, which were announced on October 1 from the entire collection of exquisite designs.

– The breakdown of the Special Award winners

Grand Award


Gold Award


Design for the Future Award


Small and Medium Enterprises Award


Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award


Special Award From the Chairman of JDP


– Grand Award

“Industrial robot (VS050 S II)” has been selected as the winner of Grand Award 2014, through the vote by Jury, Award winners and Good Design Exhibition 2014 visitors with the rates as 100:5:1.

Grand Award 2014:

Industrial robot (VS050S II)


It is an articulated robot for industrial use designed for work in a sterile environment such as food, medicine, etc.

The mounted “hand” on the top moves quite flexibly for various work requirements. Its drip-proof and anti-pollution technologies for the surface also make it resistant to sterilization washing.

(Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/prwfile/release/M102543/201411055276/_prw_OI3fl_B57F4z8H.jpg)

– Comments from the jury

To fulfill all the requirements for sterile environment, polished surface and smooth shape without any gap are applied for sanitary maintenance. This is an industrial machine that inspires the future story.

For more details regarding all other special award winners, please visit:

Good Design Award website: http://www.g-mark.org

The images of all the award winners are available.

(Ms.) Makiko Tsumura
Good Design Award Office
Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Tel: +81-3-6743-3777
e-mail: info-e@g-mark.org