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 NameAwardCompany NameLead Designeror Group(s)
HUBB Oil FilterSpark!Whipsaw IncBobRiccomini
Leitz Icon CartridgesSpark!Whipsaw IncDanHarden
Lyft GlowstacheSpark!Ammunition + LyftAmmunitionDesign Team
ROLF Spectacles Excellence 92Spark!ROLF SpectaclesDesign TeamDesign Team
Tesla PowerWallSpark!Tesla MotorsFranzvon Holzhausen
Boeing 777 Premium ArchGoldThe Boeing Company & TEAGUEDesignTeams
GINO CollectionGoldnotNeutralChiakiKanda
MINI ZGoldAltitudeEvanGant
Dell UltraSharp 34 MonitorSilverDell Inc.JosephJasinski
Dell XPS 13SilverDell Inc.JosephJasinski
Dolby CinemaSilverDolby LaboratoriesDolbyDesign
Dolby Conference PhoneSilverDolby LaboratoriesPeterMichaelian
Fetch RoboticsSilverFetch RoboticsDavidDymesich
HTC One (M9)SilverHTC CorporationHTC DesignTeam
humangear GoBites (Uno, Duo, Trio)SilverLUNAR & humangear teamsJeffSalazar
QuickSet Remote ControlSilverUniversal ElectronicsRexXu
Ratio Eight Coffee MachineSilverJames Owen DesignJamesOwen
Stack BR30 Downlight & A19 ClassicSilverStack LightingNeilJoseph
Vacuum MixerSilverHausElecHwajoonRoh
Alpine HeadphonesBronzeLUNAR & Alpine teamsJeffSalazar
Arlo Smart Security CameraBronzeEnlisted DesignBeauOyler
CorningWare Cast Aluminum Stovetop SeriesBronzeWorld Kitchen, LLCKarlLudeman
Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme NotebooksBronzeDell Inc.JosephJasinski
Guide BollardBronzeLandscape FormsKirtMartin
InterferenceHunterBronzeIDE IncorporatedRaphaelHebert
JAZZ SeatBronzeB/E Aerospace, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, TEAGUE and Formation Design GroupDesignTeams
Leitz Icon Smart Labeling SystemBronzeWhipsaw IncDanHarden
Loop Bike RackBronzeLandscape FormsKirtMartin
Lux IslandBronzeZephyr VentilationLukeSiow
Mimosa C5i WifiBronzeWhipsaw IncDanHarden
NecksaviourBronzeProduct Development Technologies (PDT)WesleyMarshall
Tactica OneBronzeChijoff+CoMichaelChijoff
Whirlpool Air PurifierBronzeWhirlpool (China) Co., Ltd.ZhuChen
Whirlpool MicrowaveBronzeWhirlpool (China) Co., Ltd.RenChendong
Whirlpool RefrigeratorBronzeWhirlpool (China) Co., Ltd.ZhaXiao
Whirlpool WasherBronzeWhirlpool (China) Co., Ltd.ZhaXiao

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