Rottet Collection Wins Chicago Athenaeum 2022 GOOD DESIGN Award for The Walking Bench
The Walking Bench from the Rottet Collection by Hall of Fame architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, has won a prestigious GOOD DESIGN® Award and earlier in the year also captured a top place in the 2022 NYCxDESIGN Product Design Awards.
The GOOD DESIGN® Awards recognize the top new products bestowed annually by The Chicago Athenaeum in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN® is the oldest and most respected program awarding design excellence worldwide. This year the museum received a record number of submissions from an international roster of top manufacturers and industrial, product and graphic design firms representing 55 nations.
“I’m thrilled with this recognition and want to thank this year’s panel of judges along with the design community,” said Rottet, when referencing the recent win for the Walking Bench, a sculpted horizontal stone bench that received multiple awards and accolades this year.
The Walking Bench won the 2022 NYCxDESIGN Product Design Award for best residential seating and was a finalist in the A+Product Awards from Architizer. Highlighting angled legs and marble construction, the bench was originally designed as indoor/outdoor seating for the entry foyer at the Kips Bay Show House in Dallas.
The Rottet Collection along with the Walking Bench can be viewed by appointment only at the New York Showroom, 29 West 30th St., 6th Floor. Contact: Sandra Sharma, Director, Rottet Collection, 866-400-4777.
About Lauren Rottet
Lauren Rottet is Founding Principal of Rottet Studio, an international architecture and interior design firm recognized as one of the Top 3 Most Admired Design Firms in the World. Lauren Rottet is one of the most celebrated designers of our time and the first woman to hold the title of both FAIA and FIIDA. She also holds the titles of Interior Design Hall of Fame, Interiors Designer of the Year, Boutique Design’s Designer of the Year and Hospitality Design Platinum Circle inductee. Rottet’s product designs have earned many accolades, including Interior Design’s Best of Year, four gold medals for Best of NeoCon and eight Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN Awards. “I have never seen someone who is as skilled in such a wide vernacular of design styles from contemporary minimal to elegantly traditional in such an authentic manner,” said architecture critic Paul Goldberger about Rottet’s signature oeuvre.