Designer Robert Radi Honored With the 2005 GOOD DESIGN(tm) AWARD

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The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design honors Robert Radi, for the fashionable Radi “K” Hybrid – Active Eyewear. This is the tenth Good Design Award received by Robert Radi in his design career.

With an official letter, Mr. Christian K. Narkiewicz – Laine, Director and President of the CHICAGO ATHENAEUM notified Beverly Hills-based designer Robert Radi of this newly bestowed honor: The Good Design Award 2005.

This year Robert Radi was bestowed the 10th Good Design Award of his career for the Radi “K” Hybrid a fashionable and high performance sport sunglass. The Radi “K” Hybrid was designed to allow for adaptation to the various needs of today’s outdoor and action sports enthusiasts.

The key to the effectiveness of the Radi “K” Hybrid is the patented “Razorline” anti-fog/anti-dust venting technology that allows for a constant, controllable flow of air through the eyewear by creating a “chimney effect” (cool air is heated in the cheek area of the eyewear which causes it to rise), while also providing filtration for the flow of air due to the unique electrostatic properties of the eyecups. This affords the eyes of the wearer the most comfortable condition “behind the lens,” which translates into the maximal potential for long-term comfortable wear. This, in turn, provides the wearer with the maximal potential for eye protection he/she demands from a high performance eye-wear product.

The GOOD DESIGN, which was founded in 1950 by the Museum, is the oldest and most important international design competition, recognizing designers and manufacturers for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered standard product and consumer design into new and innovative product concepts.

Robert Radi expresses once again his utmost and sincere appreciation to the Jurors and promises to keep expressing excellence through his unique design approach and styling vision.

As every year the Museum received several hundreds of submissions from 40 countries contributing to the international importance of the historic Good Design Award and Exhibition. The Jury selected nearly 150 products, representing 18 product categories, worthy of the Good Design Award.

In 2006 the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design will be formalizing an event around this latest edition of the Good Design Award.

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