Spark Design Awards Announces 2014 Concept Winners

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 Concept Design Jury was held in China.
 
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Juror Stanley & helpers Jeanie and Rex
Juror Stanley & helpers Jeanie and Rex
NEW YORK - Dec. 10, 2014 - PRLog -- The Spark Design & Architecture Awards announced that it has completed judging the Concept category of entries. 71 students and 6 professional Concept winners have been selected, from a field of 344.

"This has been a remarkable year for Spark," said CEO Peter Kuchnicki. "Not only did we receive a record number of entries, the quality was outstanding. Our jurors were delighted with the work, and the Spark organizers witnessed continuing growth in design sophistication and creativity."

Some of the designs amazed even the very experienced designers on the jury: "I really really liked the concept and execution of bronze winner, Pecera," stated Sally Dominguez, principal of Adventurous Thinking. "It proposes tiny robot fish that eat the dirt off your clothes. Talk about washing machine of the future!" http://bit.ly/1ByV2P3

Spark Concept Pro winners included designers from Gensler, NBBJ, TEAGUE, LUNAR Europe, Altitude and Wall Technology Systems.

9 top-level Spark! awards went to students from Art Center College, Royal College of Art and Hoseo, Cheongji, Gachon, Daegu, Keimyung and Hanseo Universities.

"Spark continues to see a high level of participation from Asia, which is why we chose to conduct our first jury in Shenzhen, China. We had six jurors from Asia and six from western countries. It was a great success, thanks to these great judges and our wonderful host, the Shenzhen Industrial Design Association," Kuchnicki added. Jury link: http://bit.ly/1GdNyB0

Plans are already being made for further international activities, said Spark organizers, with workshops on design strategy for business, creative thinking tools and using design thinking to create new marketing opportunities. "As you might imagine, with over 60 jurors just in 2014, we have a fabulous pool of designers to draw our faculty from, said Spark Education Director, Clark Kellogg. "2014 was extraordinary—but we're just beginning."

"The winners may be viewed at our website, here: http://bit.ly/138gUmi. We also highly recommend visiting the Spark Galleries. The work is 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!"

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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