Conserve, reuse, retrofit, and recycle are prominent themes running across each 2020 Green Good Design winner



The 2020 Green Good Design Winners.

For 2020, 100 product design, graphics, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning projects, together with visionary leaders, were awarded GREEN GOOD DESIGN from 20 nations.

The 2020 Green Good Design Winners.;

A sustainable Rado watch, medical equipment, lighting, a thermoelectric refrigerator, faucets and plumbing fixtures, home and office furniture, a power plant, transportation hubs, parking garages, expo centers, agricultural centers, urban planning projects, houses, libraries, skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, and schools from 20 countries win Green Good Design 2020

For 2020, 100 product design, graphics, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning projects, together with visionary leaders, were awarded GREEN GOOD DESIGN from 20 nations. Under the banner, “Build A Better World Now,” designs for buildings and products that emphasize the most advanced “Green Approach” and the most sophisticated methods and technology to make the most positive impact on the environment were cited and awarded.

The 2020 GREEN 100 awarded building and product designs can be viewed at The Chicago Athenaeum’s website:

On July 1, 2020, the Green 100 are featured in an exhibition at The European Centre’s Museum, Contemporary Space Athens (74 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Greece) and continuing through August.

Founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and most established awards program for the most innovative and visionary new product design worldwide. For almost 60 years now, the Award has been given to everything and anything from a NASA space ship to a paper clip. In 2019, over 900 new product designs and graphics from over 48 nations were recognized with the distinguished GOOD DESIGN Award. The world’s most prominent FORTUNE 500 companies use the GOOD DESIGN logo in the branding of their products, which has become a strong and effective mark of public recognition of Design Excellence globally.


Now, 70 years after the founding of GOOD DESIGN, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies continues a special edition of GREEN GOOD DESIGN to focus on the most important new international products and buildings and construction and planning projects that are leading the global way to a design that is fully sustainable and compatible with the highest standards of good environment.

This year, the program received hundreds of submissions from over 35 countries. A jury composed of The European Centre’s International Advisory Committee selected 100 new buildings and product designs from 20 nations as a new design direction for an even greater, more heightened awareness to protect the world’s natural resources and the manufacturing and end-user’s growing concerns for a healthy ecology and human environment.

“This program,” states Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum, dramatically indicates that
the Green Movement is in full momentum worldwide—from Singapore to Vietnam to New York. Architects and designers are
quickly developing more and more interesting solutions to meet a more sustainable future.

More impressive is the list of visionary companies and industrial design firms producing state-of-the-art appliances, automotive
products, kitchens, housewares, fixtures, building products, electronics, lighting, floorcovering, office furniture by such leading
global firms as Grohe AG., Rado Watch Co. Ltd., Nightingale Corporation, TOTO LTD., ASSA ABLOY, Türk DemirDöküm
Fabrikaları A.Ş., OXO International, Allsteel, Teknion Corporation, and Offecct AB.

The deadline for GREEN GOOD DESIGN 2021 is November 1, 2020.

Here are some of this year’s Green Good Design winners:

@Rado True Thinline Nature watch

Rado True Thinline Nature watch

Inspired by nature and Rado’s partnership with the Grandi Giardini Italiani, the True Thinline Nature collection incorporates the very best of the True Thinline collection. With the green colour reflecting the logo of the Grandi Giardini Italiani and with the innovative new dial designs, represent the green watch the leaves.


Soundsticks -Achieving zero waste with 100% design.

Industrial designer Andrea Ruggiero has found a way of turning waste material into a high performing commercial product. After two years of trials, the designers unveiled the sound-absorbing room divider Soundsticks. Soundsticks consists of textile scraps from upholstery production which have been moulded into the shape of a tube that is held together in the ends by recycled aluminum caps. These textile “sticks” hang from rails in linear or radial shapes that can be combined depending on need and space. Suspended in various heights, in clusters or in a row, Soundsticks modular hanging system offers endless possibilities to create new spaces in rooms.



Sliderstraw is a reusable drinking straw made of robust plastics. Thanks to its patented design, each straw consists of two parts which can easily be connected. After use, the two parts can be put into the dishwasher individually for perfectly hygienic cleaning – something that is not possible with conventional disposable straws due to their small diameter. The oval drinking straws are available

@neubau natural3D

neubau natural3D

Côte du Soleil, natural3D 3D printed biobased frames. The new neubau frames of the Côte du Soleil collection feature latest 3D printing technology using for the first time a 100 percent bio material – neubau natural3D. Based on castor beans, the frames are printed and manufactured with the energy of renewable sources. By a unique technology a metal inlay is integrated into the 3D printed temples, so that they can be adjusted without heat and stay in shape permanently. A newly developed surface finish prevents the risk of color fading on the one hand and creates a smooth tactile grip on the other hand. Together with the compact logo-hinge bold, but super lightweight frames are created. For the packaging, case and cleaning cloth only recycled leather and PET are used.

@Caribou Chandelier

Caribou Chandelier

Caribou – Rethinking chandeliers in today’s modern context of living. A lighting installation designed for modern homes – challenging the conventional aesthetics of ornamentation in lighting. Created using the concept of a kit of parts. The lighting configuration allows for the customization of parts and arraying into a form either radially or in a linear manner – eliminating wires in the lighting unit. Created to drive a new expression in lighting design this product is designed with ‘metal ornamental inlay’ that drives the aesthetic expression and functionally allows for power transmission to illuminate the light source. This makes assembling a chandelier very convenient with no hassle of wiring. Inspired by antlers of a deer, a crafted wood chandelier with laser etched crystal light units. A new interpretation of ornamentation using natural finishes of wood.

@Komodo Ecowall

Komodo Ecowall

Regenerating used plastic: the modular partition arising from the REGENERATION project Komodo EcoWall (designed by Raffaello Galiotto) is the first Nardi product made of regenerated material obtained from the recovery of Nardi’s and other plastic products at the end of their life cycle. This repositionable modular partition, made of regenerated resin, has been designed to separate outdoor spaces. The individual modules can be configured vertically and horizontally as required to create different layouts, enhance the aesthetic look of outdoor spaces and provide privacy. The structure has a recurrent elegant lattice pattern reminiscent of tree branches. Plants and flowers can be arranged within the empty space of the modules to create a natural backdrop effect, making open-air spaces stylish and adding contemporary appeal.

Nardi, a company specialized in outdoor furniture that researches new ways of enjoying outdoor life, on April 2019 presented the
REGENERATION pilot project, the result of the first experimentation phase for the launch of an industrial program to regenerate
used plastic. Nardi has always recycled all its production waste and this led to the idea of recovering used plastic from
regenerating it in a new life cycle based on the principles of the circular economy. Komodo Ecowall is the first Nardi’s product
made of regenerated plastic.


Leading international architecture and landscape architecture offices were also honored: Latz + Partner Landscape Architects +
Urban Planners, Turf Design Studio, ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier, McGregor Coxall, CHROFI, Mitchell Giurgola, Paul
Lukez, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, OFFICE 52 Architecture, APLES Green Design and Build, +1>2 Architects,
Aidlin Darling Design, Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, Wejchert Architects, BNIM, LEVER Architecture, Iosa Ghini


• 1+1>2 Architects | Ha Noi, Vietnam
• Achterbosch Architecten | Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
• Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture | Chicago, Illinois, USA
• Aidlin Darling Design | San Francisco, California, USA
• Andrea Ruggiero | New York, New York, USA
• APLES Green Design and Build | Da Nang, Vietnam
• Arman Emami | Berlin, Germany
• Artstage Singapore | Republic of Singapore
• Ateliers Jean Nouvel| Paris, France
• Bene | Waldhofen, Austria
• BNIM | San Diego, California, USA
• BKSK Architects | New York, New York, USA
• Borja Huidobro and A4 architects | Santiago, Chile
• Brainchildren GmbH | | Berlin, Germany
• CHROF | Manly, New South Wales, Australia
• Cireco Finland OY. | Tampere, Finland
• Chang Yong Ter | Republic of Singapore
• David Hovey Associates Architect | Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
• Eric Parry Architects | London, United Kingdom
• Eugeni Quitllet | Barcelona, Spain
• Foley Designs Private Limited | Bengaluru, India
• Form4 Architecture | San Francisco, USA
• Foster + Partners | London, United Kingdom
• Framery | Tampere, Finland
• Generali Saxon Land B.V. | London, United Kingdom
• Grohe AG | Düsseldorf, Germany
• ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier | Beijing, China
• Illu Stration by Mary-Ann Williams | Leidersbach, Germany
• Iosa Ghini Associati | Bologna, Italy
• Massimiliano Braconi | Fabrica Di Roma, Italy
• Jolma Architects Ltd. | Tampere, Finland
• Lam Soon Singapore Pte Ltd, | Singapore, Republic of Singapore
• Latz + Partner Landscape Architects + Urban Planners | Kranzberg, Germany
• LEVER Architecture | Portland, Oregon, USA
• Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects | San Francisco, California, USA
• Mitchell Giurgola | New York, New York, USA
• Mcgregor Coxall | Manly, New South Wales, Australia
• Minarc | Santa Monica, Califirnia, USA
• Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners | Santa Monica, California, USA
• Native Trails | San Luis Obispo, California, USA
• Nardi SpA | Chiampo (VI), Italy
• Nightingale Corporation | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
• Noken Porcelanosa Bathrooms | Vila-Real, Spain
• Offecct AB | Tibro, Sweden
• OFFICE 52 Architecture | Portland, Oregon, USA
• OXO International | New York, New York, USA
• Paul Lukez | Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
• Peter Kuczia, Kuczia Architects | Osnabrück, Germany
• Rado Watch Co. Ltd. | Lengnau, Switzerland
• Raffaello Galiotto | Chiampo (VI), Italy
• Resilient Power Puerto Rico | San Juan, Puerto Rico
• Scarabeo Ceramiche srl. | Fabrica Di Roma, Italy
• Silhouette International Schmied AG | Linz, Austria
• Street + Garden Furniture Co. | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
• Studio Designs Limited | Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR
• Teknion Corporation | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
• terrain: integral designs | Munich, Germany
• Thomas Balsley/SWA Group | New York, New York, USA
• Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson | London, United Kingdom
• TOTO LTD. | Tokyo, Japan
• Touloukian Touloukian | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
• Turf Design Studio | Cronulla New South Wales, Australia
• Türk DemirDöküm Fabrikaları A.Ş. | Bilecik, Turkey
• Smart Design | New York, New York, USA
• Studio Ma | Phoenix, Arizona, USA
• Studio TK, Clayton | North Carolina, USA
• UA Community Design Center | Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
• UNITEDLAB Associates LLC. | Long Island City, New York, USA
• Vaillant Group Design | Remscheid, Germany
• Vondom | El Palomar, Spain
• Wejchert Architects | Dublin, Ireland
• WEISS/MANFREDI | New York, New York, USA.