Spark 2015 Concept Design Award Winners Announced

The 2015 Spark Concept winners have been announced in the unique Spark Design Awards competition. 11 audacious designs have taken a top Spark! Award, ranging from the DENNY Bike by TEAGUE and Sizemore Bicycle to Vald, an oxygen generator by Emin Demirci of Art Center College.

The Spark mission is to promote better living through better design. Spark believes design is an important tool to help build a better world.
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Concept Jury in Action
Concept Jury in Action
NEW YORK - Nov. 19, 2015 - PRLog -- Some of the world’s top aspirational designs were entered into this year's Spark Design Awards. Over 500 registered designers and firms, agencies and students from over 26 countries demonstrated that "winners are everywhere." This confluence offered insights into cultural design practices and processes from Seoul to Sao Paulo, Paris to Pasadena.

"Spark celebrates the best in dazzling design, from architecture, graphics and products to cutting-edge conceptual work," explained Peter Kuchnicki, founder and director of the Spark Awards. "We encourage things that improve our lives. Designs that help create joy, beauty, solve a problem, ameliorate hardship, enhance efficiency, save the world or facilitate peace. Designs that help."

Evidence of this “Good Design” was cited by Spark Advisor Jan Staël von Holstein, who wrote: "Interesting to note that increasingly, the top awards fall into really useful categories and products for better environment and healthcare.” And as Hari Nair, Chief Design Officer of Whirlpool put it, “The future is now — that’s how I felt while reviewing the concept entries, which bordered on the ideal while straddling reality … I believe we are at a point in time where we are capable of inventing our future by designing it.”

Spark’s 2015 Concept Design Jurors
David Hisaya Asari, Assistant Chair, Graphic Design, CCA
Rob Alexander, Creative Director, Office
Ryan Adair, Creative Director, Bruce Mau Design
Rob Duncan, Creative Director, Mucho
Laura Scott, Studio Scott
David Karam, Founder, Post Tool
Toby Bottorf, Digital Design Director & Principal, Continuum
Aura Oslapas, Principal, A+O Design Partners
John Guenther, former Design Director, Hewlett Packard
Claudio Ribeiro, Chief Experience Designer, VSN Mobil

The 2015 Spark Concept category had 54 Student and 4 Professional winners. Images and descriptions of all the Spark winning submissions can be found in the Spark Gallery, here: http://www.sparkawards.com/galleries/index.cfm?year=2015&....

Spark Concept Student Awards
Design Name Lead Designer Organization
Spark!
AIVRY Design Team Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Bicycle Winker Jinu Lee Sangmyoung University
Spring Cape Hsueh-Che Hsiao National Taipei University
Accordion Baby Bottle Hyerim Jo Dong-Seo University
Flo Design Team Designmatters at Art Center
Solux Di Wang California College of the Arts
Vald Emin Demirci Art Center College
Gold
Vass Kettle Darlie Lau Hong Kong Polytechnic University
EYESEE Ickpyo Oh Samsung Design Membership
Fish in the Hole Guyong Park Korea Polytechnic University
Push Driver Wan Ki Kim Hannam University
Water Block Seung Hyup Lee Designerdot
Prism Chun-Yu & George Lee California College of the Arts
PURE Sophie Cheam Academy of Art University
Silver
Chirming Sook Go Sejong University
Speech Plus+ Ko Eun Hyeon Jeju National University
Earth Quick Fixture WonJun Jang Hanyang University
Easy Vege Sun-Young Ha Dong-Seo University
Bowling Extinguisher Tae-Su Moon Dong-Seo University
Window Air Hana Bae Designsori Academy
Fixed Hammer Hyeon Seok Kim Chung Ang University
D2D Yeban Shin California College of the Arts
Bottlelight Christoph Kuppert Bergische University
Unisnow Junyong Park Art Center College
BonBon Pump Fardin Hazratizadeh Academy of Art University
Epi Yale Shaw Academy of Art University
Bronze
IRS-25 Sebastian Gier Umea Institute of Design
Curator Benjamin Alpers Stanford University
E-DRONE Ho Joong Choi Sangmyung University
ONE Q Joongu Kim Samsung Design Membership
Zenyth Nick Perillo RMIT University Melbourne
Bam Boo Quito Fan Ji-su Yoo Korea Design Membership
Booth for Jeju Park Oh Sa Ron Jeju National University
UV Bar Soyoung Lee Hongik University
Clamier Dong-woo Nam Hanyang University
Finger Kit Jeong Kim Hanyang University
Electric Wheelchair Jisu Jeong Hanbat National University
Greenhouse Protector Taekyung Kim Hanbat National University
Arrow Signal Mirror SungHo Lee Gachon University
Nice Toilet Daye Hwang Ewha Women's University
Air Pocket Helmet Seung Ha Lee Designsori Academy
Earring Medicine Hana Bae Designsori Academy
Lever Point Guider Hyeon Seok Kim Chung Ang University
IUM Yi-Hsun Hsu California College of the Arts
Bright Look Yaser Shomali Azad Art University
Q Emin Demirci Art Center College
IBEX Kei Yumino Art Center College
Olympic Torch Bernard Mitchell Art Center College
Stator Scooter Nathan Allen Art Center College
Bike-lectric Hsin-han Chiang Academy of Art University
Bries Breathing Andrea Vinessa Academy of Art University
Deus Ex Machina Chuntze Cheng Academy of Art University
Mobile Mountain Sean Miller Academy of Art University


Spark Concept Professional Awards
Award Design Name Lead Designer Organization
Spark! DENNY Bike Design Team TEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle
Gold Enlighten Jacques Caramie Enlighten
Silver Tati Shoes Kao Chen-yuan De Guang Digital Design Co Ltd
Bronze Toilet Paper Redesign Sheng-Hung Lee Continuum


Spark will be back in 2016, with a new competition covering every expression of modern design.

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

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

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