THE NIXON TROOPER AWARDED THE GOOD DESIGN AWARD BY THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM

THE NIXON TROOPER AWARDED THE GOOD DESIGN AWARD BY THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM

The Chicago Athenaeum announced The Nixon Trooper headphone as the winner of a 2010 GOOD DESIGN award this past December. This is the second time Nixon has received recognition as a GOOD DESIGN winner.

A record number of product design submissions came in from over 48 nations as many of the world's leading corporations and design firms vied for top design recognition with categories ranging from robotics to furniture to textiles. The innovative designs entered in this competition were judged by a prestigious jury in New York City on behalf of The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and world's most recognized program for design excellence worldwide.

Having earned such an established and notable award in the electronics category after launching Nixon's inaugural line in 2008 makes this award truly a noteworthy honor.

The Nixon Trooper is a custom built collapsible on-ear headphone ideal for traveling. The lightweight polyurethane construction blends comfort and quality with silicone ear cushions covering the 40mm drivers, padded headband, full-size volume knob and removable cord. Coming in at 170 grams it is the ultimate travel companion. The Trooper is available with or without a custom 3-button mic option and is available in 12 colorways. For more information on Nixon's headphones and audio accessories, please visit www.nixonnow.com.

About the GOOD DESIGN awards:
Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., GOOD DESIGN bestows international recognition upon the world's most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary, and innovative product concepts, invention and originality, and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design.