In January 2015 Citylite Automatic was awarded the Good Design Award and has been accesssed into the Hall of Fame at the Chicago Anthenaeum.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. present the Museum's annual GOOD DESIGN ® Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world.
HISTORY 1950-2014 - SIXTY FOUR YEARS
Now in its 64th year, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen, GOOD DESIGN honours the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.
Nearly six decades later, The Chicago Athenaeum continues the organization of the program to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and to honour 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.
Annually, designers and manufactures in over 30 nations have been honoured for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design. For over 60 years, everything and anything produced in and for the environment from a paperclip to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner or NASA Space Ship have been honoured. The GOOD DESIGN logo was designed by Chicago designer, Mort Goldsholl, in 1950.
For 2014, the Museum received submissions from several thousand of the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms from around the world representing the most important and influential corporations worldwide in the design industry from over 48 countries.
In October, the jury met in New York and Los Angeles and selected over 700 product designs and graphics from over 36 nations worthy of the GOOD DESIGN™ Award for their Design Excellence.
The emphasis of the GOOD DESIGN program is on quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetic standard beyond ordinary consumer products and graphics. The Chicago Athenaeum's GOOD DESIGN program forwards the ideals of a design process that embodies product excellence and endurance and strong public identity.
Submissions to the program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists and design press on criteria established in the original 1950 program for the highest aesthetic in terms of innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment.
This public seal of approval immediately informs consumers to understand that the selected product and graphic meets the most rigorous test and criteria for absolute design excellence.
GOOD DESIGN is an international symbol of a company's firm commitment to innovation and superior design embodiment. All materials and products are accessed into the Museum's Permanent Design Collection and exhibited in the United States and abroad.
Citylite has been awarded the coveted German Design Award 2014
The German Design Council was founded as a foundation in 1953 by decree of the German Federal Parliament at the initiative of the German Parliament. It supports the business world in all aspects of design and is one of the world's leading centers on design aspects.
Statement of the jury 2014
"... after removal from the bike the lights interlock to form a small, compact package, whereby the clip holders of the two elements interwine delightfully with the body of the lights like Ying & Yang... Ingenious and simple"
Citylite has been awarded with the prestigious and coveted iF Product Design GOLD
Award 2013 Best of the Best - also known as the design Oscar
The iF Product Design Award was introduced in 1954 and is annually conferred by the iF International Forum Design. Every year the iF attracts more than 4000 entries from around 37 nations, which are judged by renowned experts, with the best of them receiving an iF seal of outstanding design quality. The best of thebest are awarded with an iF gold award, known as the "Design Oscar".
Statement of the Jury 2013
"With this product, there are many things that come together here that work really well. It addresses am important safety topic and offers bicyclists a novel solution. It is so intelligent that the light comes on automatically and it remembers the users preffered switch mode i.e. on a constant or flashing setting. It knows you are using it so it does what you expect it to do. It immediately explains its function. So many things in design are used beautifully in a single product that I think functionality design-wise absolutely surprised the jury"
Citylite has been awarded with the prestigious and coveted Reddot design Award 2012 for high quality design, in Essen, Germany.
With over 11,000 entries from 58 countries, the annual red dot design award ranks among the largest design competitions worldwide. The coveted red dot is the international seal of quality and outstanding design.
Statement by the jury 2012
Functionality, usability and design are combined in this compact bicycle light in a highly intelligent way.
Citylite has been awarded with the Taipei Cycle d&i Awards 2013.
The award provides a platform for the bicycle industry to demonstrate the innovation value and outstanding design of the industry to a broader audience. This year, 184 entries were submitted and 44 products have been selected for their high degree of innovation and excellent design.
Citylite has been awarded "Best Gadget" by the Dutch Oppad Outdoor Award 2012 in the category "Bike Gadgets & Accessories" for bicycles - Tested by real outdoor people.
Citylite has been awarded with the Materialica Design&Technology Silver Award 2012 in the category "Product", at the Munich Expo in Germany.
MATERIALICA is Europe's top event for material-driven and supplier-oriented product innovations. The future-oriented innovative field of "lightweight design" continues to set the course for a new age in electric mobility, aerospace, new energy and automotive industries as well as groundbreaking product developments in the sports and leisure arena.
Citylite has been awarded the Italien "A Design Award" - 2013
Nomination by the International Association of Designers - 2014
Citylite has been included in the Design Museum Danmark - 2013
Design Museum Danmark (earlyer named The Danish Museum of Art & Design) is Denmarks largest museum for Dansih and international design and a central exhibition forum for industrial design and applied arts in Scandinavia. The museum's collections, library and archives constitute a central resource centre for the study of design and its history in Denmark. The museum brings together and documents the contemporary developments within industrial design, decorative and applied arts.