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KOKUYO CO., LTD. Sponsors the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2016, an International Competition Awarding a Grand Prix of ¥2 Million for Winning Design; Design Entries Now Being Accepted from Around the World

July 1, 2016
By Business Wire News


KOKUYO CO., LTD. (TOKYO:7984) is now accepting entries for the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2016. This year’s theme is “How to Live.”

2016 represents the 14th KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD. Last year, designers from 41 countries entered their design ideas.

On the theme “HOW TO LIVE”, we are looking for submissions that propose “product designs connected to an awareness of the way of life and living of the users.” Submissions are invited for “items used in our everyday lives, such as stationery, furniture or household goods.” Of course, this includes the Kokuyo group’s main product categories of “stationery” and “furniture”, but we also welcome proposals for “household goods”. In addition, submissions are not limited to a proposal for a single item and works composed of a combination of a number of products are also acceptable if they are effective in expressing a way of life and a way of living.

Eligible entries: Items used in our everyday lives, such as stationery, furniture or household goods
Registration and submission: Before 12:00 noon July 29, 2016 Japan time.
Award Announcements: November 30, 2016 [tentative]
Grand Prix (one from all entries) ¥2,000,000
Merit Award (three from all entries) ¥500,000 / winner (English) (Chinese)


Chinatsu Tomonari, +81-3-5575-8230