Spark Awards Announce 2016 Product & Concept Design Winners

31 Designs Dominate Product Design while 46 take Concept Design. "A terrific turnout for Spark Awards 10th Anniversary," states Spark CEO Peter Kuchnicki
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NEW YORK - July 11, 2016 - PRLog -- The Spark Design Awards, launched in 2007 and celebrating its 10th year, recognize design excellence across a broad range of categories for both professional and student designers.

Spark has completed the Spring round of the Product and Concept design categories. Entrants ranged from vast aerospace groups to design consultancies and students. Likewise the entries themselves varied widely, from the NAVii by Fellow Robots to the August Doorbell Cam by Fuseproject.

Product Design highlights include six winners in the top tier Spark! Award: Prime by Chicago Cutlery (Lead: Karl Ludeman, World Kitchen); OZO VR Camera (Lead: Axel Meyer, Nokia Technologies); HTC Vive VR Headset (HTC Design); Enroute Transcarotid Neuroprotection System (Lead: Dan Harden, Whipsaw); HTC 10 Mobile (HTC Design) and The Access Strength Workout System (Lead: Ryan Elder, Include Fitness). (Full list below.)

Many other designs stood out, including the striking TetraPOT, a shoreline erosion prevention system by Sheng-Hung Lee. Also notable is the Waterfront Aircraft Seating System, by the design teams at B/E Aerospace, Panasonic Avionics, TEAGUE and Formation Design Group. Spark Winners may be viewed at the Spark Galleries. >HERE

The jury, chaired by IDEO Founder Mike Nuttall, faced a day of difficult choices. However, by the end of the judging, the choice of the top submissions was clear. Juror Arnold Wasserman summed up the work, "In reviewing this year's SPARK winners overall, the jury noted a direction toward simplicity, fun and invisible technology - a trend to celebrate design and utility and hide the complicated technical stuff."

Asked about the efficacy of Design Awards, Spark Juror John Guenther, ex-Director of Design, Hewlett-Packard commented, "Competitions level the playing field by making visible new and innovative design thinking from everyone from students to small design firms."

Even big design organizations are surprisingly thrilled to have the intensity of design innovation made publicly visible by design competitions, especially from small firms or individuals.  It benefits them and all by continuously raising the bar of excellence and striving to always move the profession forward. It's one of the important ways we benchmark our profession."

2016 Spring Product Awards
Spark! Awards
Prime, Chicago Cutlery World Kitchen
OZO VR Camera Nokia Technologies
Enroute Neuroprotection Whipsaw
The Access Strength IncludeFitness
HTC Vive HTC Design
HTC 10 HTC Design
Gold Awards
Le Cube S fuseproject
V Tokebi HausElec
UP2 fuseproject
Fitbit Alta NewDealDesign
Waterfront Seat TEAGUE
Cochran Landscape Forms
Halo 2 hearing aids Starkey Hearing Technologies
Google OnHub Whipsaw
Silver Awards
Wave Zephyr Ventilation
FLx ErgoSkeleton StrongArm Technologies
HTC Desire 530 HTC Design
Movado Edge fuseproject
August Doorbell Cam fuseproject
Bronze Awards
Clavicle Scutums Oriental Institute of Technology
Dell InfinityEdge Monitors Dell
TYPO keyboard- iPad Mini Bluemap Design
VersaMe Starling Whipsaw
Pyrex® Kitchen Tools World Kitchen
TYPO keyboard- iPad Air Bluemap Design
Belkin Charge Dock Pip Tompkin
Cadence Palladium Z1 LUNAR
HTC RE Diplo HTC Design

2016 Spring Concept Awards
Design Name Organization
Spark! Award
Easy Cap Chosun University
TetraPOT (Pro) IDEO
Toilet Roll Cleaner Seoul National University
Three Step Stretcher Keimyung University
Double Door Hoseo University
Lytra Prosthetic Leg Artcenter College
Gold Award
Valda Umea Institute of Design
One Drop YoungNam University
Plate-in Hongik University
The Secret of 4C Wonkwang University
Green Grower Korea Design Membership
Flexible Cover Needle Jeonju University
Unit Bus Shelter Hanyang University
Dowel Hanyang University
Dubai Maritime Museum (Pro) Nikokapa
Silver Award
D-Cartridge Pen Hanyang University
Rearlock Hongik University
4color Charger Hannam University
Cadence Saddle Art Center College
Dotted Line Tape Seoul National University
Hydroponics Grower Korea Design Membership
Daphne Hongik University
Poppi (Pro) TEAGUE
O-C (open the color) Hanyang University
Air Purifier Bot HoseoUniversity
Touch Go Dong-A University
Flexible Grinder Kyonggi University
360┬░ Underwater Cam SADI
Bronze Award
O Ket Hoseo University
Medi-Tie Hongik University
U-Vendor Pack Central Saint Martins
Unistrol ArtCenter College
Plate basket SEOULTECH
Swing Door Lock Konkuk University
Safe Ninos: Healing Tree Designmatters, Art Center
Animal Filter Mask Hoseo University
Lightwater Art Center College
Ramoramo Hongik University
Smart filter mask Sangmyung University
SIMPLY Academy of Art University
Watermade Nautical Knife HFK Bremen
Safe Ninos: PlayScape Designmatters, Art Center
New Gyeongsan City Game Kyungil University
Murmur Tumblers University of Oregon
Syren Art Center College
VibFit Sogang University

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