Tokyo, Japan, October 5, 2015 – WHILL Model A received the Good Design Award 2015 grand prize out of 1,258 participants. This is the third design award that WHILL has received since its founding, following the IDEA bronze award and the Red Dot honorable mention for product design.
1st place – WHILL Model A (2,875 votes out of 9,167 total votes)
2nd place – Bionic Arm (2,080 votes out of 9,167 total votes)
3rd place – Washoku School Lunch Project (969 votes out of 9,167 total votes)
Good Design Award Website
The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design-promotion system that picks good design out of a variety of unfolding phenomena, and aims to enrich our lives, industries, and society as a whole by highlighting and celebrating these works. It is hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation. It’s precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System), was founded in 1957 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and has been engaged in this work for about 60 years.
* Source http://www.g-mark.org/about/
WHILL Model A is not considered a medical device and has not been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for review or clearance.