Validation of Great Automobile Design from the Industry's Leaders
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Cobo Center Atrium, Detroit, MI
EyesOn Design Awards are the officially-sanctioned design awards for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). They honor the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut in Detroit.
The awards are prominently displayed in design studios around the world and are merchandised as industry validation of great design.
EyesOn Design Awards for Design Excellence for 2015 were revealed today at the North American International Auto Show. The awards honor the most significant automotive designs revealed at NAIAS as determined by automotive design leaders. The Ford GT received Best Production Vehicle. The Buick Avenir Concept received Best Concept Vehicle and Innovative Use of Color, Graphics, and Materials. The 2016 Audi Q7 took home Best Designed Interior.
2015 Winners Photos
- EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence - Concept Vehicle, presented by Dassault Systèmes
- EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence - Production Vehicle
- EyesOn Design Award for Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials, presented by Axalta Coating Systems
- EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence - Interior Design, presented by ABC Group
- Designer Catalyst Award, presented by Lacks Wheel Trim Systems
The Awards are selected by active and retired design heads of automotive manufacturers and transportation design chairs from top art schools.
The 2015 panel will be led by four chief judges:
Charles Allen — SVP and GM (ret.), Honda R&D Americas
Steve Pasteiner — Founder/Owner, Advanced Automotive Technologies
Stewart Reed — Chair, Transportation Design, Art Center College of Design
Jack Telnack — Vice President Design (Retired), Ford Motor Company; 2006 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner
The 2015 judges included:
Alfonso Albaisa — Executive Design Director, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
Tim Annes — Head of Advance Design, FCA US LLC
Anne Asensio — VP, Design Experience, Dassault Systemes
Brian Baker — VP Design, American Specialty Cars
Moray Callum — VP, Design, Ford Motor Company
Chris Chapman — Chief Designer, Hyundai Design Center
Wayne Cherry — VP of Design (ret.), General Motors; 2013 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner
David Cohen — Lead Designer, Subaru
Dan Darancou – Chief Design, CH-Auto
Colin Dhillon — Director of Industrial Design, ABC Group of Companies
Fabio Filippini — VP Design and Chief Creative Officer, Pininfarina SPA
Ralph Gilles — Senior Vice President - Product Design, FCA US LLC
Robert Giolito — Design VP for the EMEA Region of Fiat Chrysler
Dale Harrow — Professor of Vehicle Design, Royal College of Art
Kevin Hunter — President, Calty Design Research, Toyota Motor Corporation
Jon Ikeda— Division Director, Design, Honda/Acura, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Derek Jenkins — Design Director, Mazda Design America
Ikuo Maeda — General Manager, Mazda Design Division
Tom Matano — Executive Director, School of Industrial Design, Academy of Art University
Keith Nagara — Director, Transportation Design Program, Lawrence Technological University
Dave O'Connell — Chief Designer, Katzkin Leather
Suk Geon Oh — Senior EVP, Head of Design, Hyundai Motor Company
Chuck Pelly — Founder and Former President of Designworks/USA; Chief Creative Officer, Intersection-Inc; 2004 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner
Pat Schiavone — Vice President, Global Consumer Design, Whirlpool Corporation
Peter Schreyer — President and Chief Design Officer, Hyundai Motor Group; 2014 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner
Paul Snyder — Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies
Frank Stephenson — Director of Design, McLaren Automotive
Chris Svensson — Design Director, The Americas, Ford Motor Co.
Mark Trostle Sr. — Director of Design, Roush Industries
Taro Ueda — VP, Design, Nissan Design America
Franz VonHolzhausen— Design Director, Tesla Motors
David Woodhouse — Design Director, Lincoln
2015 Awards Sponsors
For 2015 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cynthia Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 515-9050.