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:

Spark Concept Student Awards
Design NameLead DesignerOrganization
AIVRYDesign TeamHong Kong Polytechnic University
Bicycle WinkerJinu LeeSangmyoung University
Spring CapeHsueh-Che HsiaoNational Taipei University
Accordion Baby BottleHyerim JoDong-Seo University
FloDesign TeamDesignmatters at Art Center
SoluxDi WangCalifornia College of the Arts
ValdEmin DemirciArt Center College
Vass KettleDarlie LauHong Kong Polytechnic University
EYESEEIckpyo OhSamsung Design Membership
Fish in the HoleGuyong ParkKorea Polytechnic University
Push DriverWan Ki KimHannam University
Water BlockSeung Hyup LeeDesignerdot
PrismChun-Yu & George LeeCalifornia College of the Arts
PURESophie CheamAcademy of Art University
ChirmingSook GoSejong University
Speech Plus+Ko Eun HyeonJeju National University
Earth Quick FixtureWonJun JangHanyang University
Easy VegeSun-Young HaDong-Seo University
Bowling ExtinguisherTae-Su MoonDong-Seo University
Window AirHana BaeDesignsori Academy
Fixed HammerHyeon Seok KimChung Ang University
D2DYeban ShinCalifornia College of the Arts
BottlelightChristoph KuppertBergische University
UnisnowJunyong ParkArt Center College
BonBon PumpFardin HazratizadehAcademy of Art University
EpiYale ShawAcademy of Art University
IRS-25Sebastian GierUmea Institute of Design
CuratorBenjamin AlpersStanford University
E-DRONEHo Joong ChoiSangmyung University
ONE QJoongu KimSamsung Design Membership
ZenythNick PerilloRMIT University Melbourne
Bam Boo Quito FanJi-su YooKorea Design Membership
Booth for Jeju ParkOh Sa RonJeju National University
UV BarSoyoung LeeHongik University
ClamierDong-woo NamHanyang University
Finger KitJeong KimHanyang University
Electric WheelchairJisu JeongHanbat National University
Greenhouse ProtectorTaekyung KimHanbat National University
Arrow Signal MirrorSungHo LeeGachon University
Nice ToiletDaye HwangEwha Women's University
Air Pocket HelmetSeung Ha LeeDesignsori Academy
Earring MedicineHana BaeDesignsori Academy
Lever Point GuiderHyeon Seok KimChung Ang University
IUMYi-Hsun HsuCalifornia College of the Arts
Bright LookYaser ShomaliAzad Art University
QEmin DemirciArt Center College
IBEXKei YuminoArt Center College
Olympic TorchBernard MitchellArt Center College
Stator ScooterNathan AllenArt Center College
Bike-lectricHsin-han ChiangAcademy of Art University
Bries BreathingAndrea VinessaAcademy of Art University
Deus Ex MachinaChuntze ChengAcademy of Art University
Mobile MountainSean MillerAcademy of Art University

Spark Concept Professional Awards
AwardDesign NameLead DesignerOrganization
Spark!DENNY BikeDesign TeamTEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle
GoldEnlightenJacques CaramieEnlighten
SilverTati ShoesKao Chen-yuanDe Guang Digital Design Co Ltd
BronzeToilet Paper RedesignSheng-Hung LeeContinuum

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

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