Spark Design & Architecture Award Winners Announced For 2014

The Spark Design Awards are competitions that encourage and honor designs that make the world a better place. First held in 2007, this year the awards were focused into seven categories.
 
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Cultura Bookstore, Mario Kogan, Spaces Design
Cultura Bookstore, Mario Kogan, Spaces Design
NEW YORK - Nov. 13, 2014 - PRLog -- Over a single week, the Spark Design Award juries analyzed submissions from over 27 countries. "It was exhilarating, exhausting, serious and great fun," said Spark Director Peter Kuchnicki. "Our jurors tackled their disciplines in different ways. It was quite an experience to see and hear the juries respond to the work. Their method evolved throughout the day, fueled by lots of debate and no small amount of caffeine."

The list and photos of the winning designs are available at the Spark Awards website. The winners range from the Bronze Award winners to the highest award, the Spark! Each major design category had unique juries, including Product & Health Design, Spaces Design, Transport Design, Experience Design, Graphic Design, Screen Design and Concept Design.

Jurors worked with a variety of media, including display boards, models, prototypes, digital images, storyboards, videos and physical designs. "Spark Transport judges reviewed a wide range of transportation options," according to Transport Jury Chair, Margaret Wies, VP Advanced Design Lab, Mercedes-Benz. "This jury reviewed heavy equipment concepts, E-bikes, aircraft interiors, train stations, airports, scooters—even an advanced pedestrian bridge."

The competitions featured many pieces that reflect Spark's mission to emphasize "good design"—works that contribute directly to building a better place to live.

"With over 125 winning designs, we can't illustrate all of them in this release," Kuchnicki stated. "However, many will be exhibited at the Spark Awards Pavilion at the China International Industrial Design Fair, November 28–December 2 in Shenzhen. Spark is mounting the exhibition of 2014 winners in a 175sm space designed by Mitchell Mauk of San Francisco."

"The winners will also be exhibited in the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco in February and may be viewed at our website. We highly recommend visiting the Spark Galleries. The work speaks for itself. It's outstanding and we applaud all the discipline, creativity and difficult choices that went into them. Bravo—entrants, finalists, winners and jurors of the 2014 Spark Design Awards!"

Winning Firms:
AECOM
AKITIPE STUDIOS
Allsteel, Inc.
Ammunition
Anvil Studios
Automatic Labs
B/E Aerospace
B/E Aerospace & TEAGUE
Big Ass Fans
BMW Group
BOXX Corp.
Braincast Works, Inc.
Bugaboo
Cheil Worldwide
City & County of San Francisco
Columbus College of Art & Design
Crave
Daegu University
Dell Inc.
d-file
Diamond Schmitt Architects
Doppler Labs, Inc.
Eight Inc.
Essential Design
fuseproject
Gatehouse Publishing
Gensler
Hannam University
Hanyang University
Hoseo University
HTC America Innovation
Humanscale
Intuitive Surgical
JAM
Karim Rashid
KLID
Koncept Technologies Inc.
Landor Associates
Lippincott
Listen Communication Co.
LUNAR
LUX by Mighty Bright
McMillan Group
Mercedes-Benz Design
Millimeter Interior Design
Nanyang Technological University
NBT Partners
One Plus Partnership
Pantech Co., Ltd.
Pensar
Perkins Eastman
PowerglassKorea, Inc.
Raineri Design Srl
RKS
ROBRADY design
Sangmyung University
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Smart Design
Steelcase
Studio Backs
studio mk27
Studio O+A
SunCentral
TEAGUE
The TEV Project
Thinc & GlacierWorks
Tomorrow Partners
Umeå Institute of Design
Volume Inc
Whipsaw Inc
Woodbury University
wooleedesign
Zephyr Ventilation

Bonus Information
Spark is proudly supported by Autodesk, Core77, ArchNewsNow, Pluo Consulting, Gensler and RIOT Creative Imaging.

The Spark Design Awards core mission is to help create a better world though design excellence. Learn more about this organization and great design at the Spark website landing page at http://www.sparkawards.com.

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