2015 Spark Product Awards Winners Announced

Exciting Finale to Spark Product Design Award Category. VIP Jury Picked Best of the Best Designs
By: Spark Design & Architecture Awards
 
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HUBB Oil Filter
HUBB Oil Filter
SAN FRANCISCO - July 6, 2015 - PRLog -- "This year we saw entries ranging from elegant electronics to very well thought-out products for security," said Clark Kellogg, Spark Senior Advisor. "Our top vote getter was the permanent HUBB Oil Filter by Bob Riccomini and Marco Berkhout for Whipsaw Inc, and Christopher Hubbard for HUBB Filters Inc. Whipsaw's CEO Dan Harden secured second place with the recyclable Leitz Icon Cartridges." "Whipsaw is proving that designs can be both sustainable and efficient," said Spark President, Peter Kuchnicki. "They can even be beautiful—who's ever seen a lovelier oil filter!"

The Spark Product Jury was chaired by John Guenther, venture capital fund director and former Worldwide Design Director of Hewlett Packard. The new Jury Mentor role was assumed by Tania Aldous, Vice President of Design, World Kitchen LLC. Our team also included: Beat Karrer, Principal, Studio Beat Karrer GmbH & Managing Director, Fluidsolids; Josh Handy, Vice President Global Product Experience, method products; Lukas Scherrer, Principal, Shibuleru Design; Colin Owen, CEO, SPARSE and Jim Shook, Principal, Shook Design.

They selected 5 top Spark! Awards, 4 Golds, 11 Silvers and 17 Bronzes —with a total of 37 taking home medals. Jurors worked with a variety of media, including display boards, models, prototypes, digital images, storyboards, videos and physical designs.

The winners are currently exhibited in the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco and may be viewed by visiting the Spark Galleries. As Kuchnicki stated, "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 2015 Spark Product Design Awards!"

The highest award in the Spark Product Award is called the Spark!. Winning designs were:
Design Name Award Company Name Lead Designer or Group(s)
HUBB Oil Filter Spark! Whipsaw Inc Bob Riccomini
Leitz Icon Cartridges Spark! Whipsaw Inc Dan Harden
Lyft Glowstache Spark! Ammunition + Lyft Ammunition Design Team
ROLF Spectacles Excellence 92 Spark! ROLF Spectacles Design Team Design Team
Tesla PowerWall Spark! Tesla Motors Franz von Holzhausen
AmpStrip Gold Fitlinxx Rachel Wallace
Boeing 777 Premium Arch Gold The Boeing Company & TEAGUE Design Teams
GINO Collection Gold notNeutral Chiaki Kanda
MINI Z Gold Altitude Evan Gant
Dell UltraSharp 34 Monitor Silver Dell Inc. Joseph Jasinski
Dell XPS 13 Silver Dell Inc. Joseph Jasinski
Dolby Cinema Silver Dolby Laboratories Dolby Design
Dolby Conference Phone Silver Dolby Laboratories Peter Michaelian
Fetch Robotics Silver Fetch Robotics David Dymesich
HTC One (M9) Silver HTC Corporation HTC Design Team
humangear GoBites (Uno, Duo, Trio) Silver LUNAR & humangear teams Jeff Salazar
QuickSet Remote Control Silver Universal Electronics Rex Xu
Ratio Eight Coffee Machine Silver James Owen Design James Owen
Stack BR30 Downlight & A19 Classic Silver Stack Lighting Neil Joseph
Vacuum Mixer Silver HausElec Hwajoon Roh
Alpine Headphones Bronze LUNAR & Alpine teams Jeff Salazar
Arlo Smart Security Camera Bronze Enlisted Design Beau Oyler
CorningWare Cast Aluminum Stovetop Series Bronze World Kitchen, LLC Karl Ludeman
Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme Notebooks Bronze Dell Inc. Joseph Jasinski
Guide Bollard Bronze Landscape Forms Kirt Martin
InterferenceHunter Bronze IDE Incorporated Raphael Hebert
JAZZ Seat Bronze B/E Aerospace, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, TEAGUE and Formation Design Group Design Teams
Leitz Icon Smart Labeling System Bronze Whipsaw Inc Dan Harden
Loop Bike Rack Bronze Landscape Forms Kirt Martin
Lux Island Bronze Zephyr Ventilation Luke Siow
Mimosa C5i Wifi Bronze Whipsaw Inc Dan Harden
Necksaviour Bronze Product Development Technologies (PDT) Wesley Marshall
Tactica One Bronze Chijoff+Co Michael Chijoff
Whirlpool Air Purifier Bronze Whirlpool (China) Co., Ltd. Zhu Chen
Whirlpool Microwave Bronze Whirlpool (China) Co., Ltd. Ren Chendong
Whirlpool Refrigerator Bronze Whirlpool (China) Co., Ltd. Zha Xiao
Whirlpool Washer Bronze Whirlpool (China) Co., Ltd. Zha Xiao


Bonus Information
Spark is proudly supported by Autodesk, Core77, ArchNewsNow, Pluo Consulting 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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