Valcucine closed the last year in a very special way, with the winning of two 2022 Good Design Awards, the recognized program for design excellence worldwide issued by the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum for Architecture and Design. The winners are Riciclantica Outline and Artematica Soft Outline collections, designed by Gabriele Centazzo.
The jury, consisting of industry professionals and experts, industry specialists and the trade press, bases its decisions on the same original criteria as in 1950, regarding innovation, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility and sustainability, as well as aesthetics. Riciclantica Outline and Artematica Soft Outline were selected over 1.100 product designs and graphics from over 55 nations for sustainability, superior design, and unparalleled function.
For more than seven decades since its inception, the Chicago Athenaeum continues the organization of the program to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and to honor both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.