EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show


The officially-sanctioned design awards for the Detroit auto show. 

Lexus Takes 2 and Buick Wins Best Concept For 2nd Year
at EyesOn Design Awards at NAIAS

2017 Lexus LC500

2017 Lexus LC500

January 12, 2016, Detroit, Michigan

A panel of design leaders representing worldwide automotive manufacturers and transportation design chiefs from top design schools around the globe today selected these vehicles to receive the following EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show:

Buick Avista

Buick Avista

* Production Car: 2017 Lexus LC500
* Production Truck: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
* Concept Car: Buick Avista Concept
* Concept Truck: Audi h-tron Quattro Concept
* Best Designed Interior: 2017 Lexus LC500
* Innovative Use of Color, Graphics and Materials: Acura Precision Concept
* Human Machine Interface: 2017 Volvo S90


Validation of Great Automobile Design from the Industry's Leaders

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
4:55pm – 5:50pm

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.

    Awards

    Click to Download/View the Program.

    Click to Download/View the Program.

    The Awards are selected by active and retired design heads of automotive manufacturers and transportation design chairs from top art schools.

    • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence - Concept Car, presented by Dassault Systèmes
    • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence - Production Car, presented by Lacks Enterprises
    • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence Concept Truck
    • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence Production Truck
    • 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
    • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Human-Machine Interface, presented by Mobis

    2016 CHIEF JUDGES

    • Chris Chapman — Chief Designer and Director, Hyundai Design North America
    • Dave Marek — Acura Global Creative Director Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
    • Stewart Reed — Chair, Transportation Design, ArtCenter College of Design
    • Jack Telnack — Vice President of Design (Retired), Ford Motor Company; 2006 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner

    2016 JUDGES

    • Anne Asensio — VP, Design Experience, Dassault Systemes
    • 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 — Assistant Chief Designer, Subaru
    • Karen Davidson — Creative Director, General Merchandise Department, Harley-Davidson
    • Willie G. Davidson — Sr VP and Chief Styling Officer (Retired), Harley-Davidson
    • Colin Dhillon — Director of Industrial Design & Marketing, ABC Group of Companies
    • Ray Drea — Chief Stylist, Harley-Davidson
    • Brandon Faurote — Head of Chrysler Design, FCA
    • Thomas Gould — Director, Industrial Design, Research & Craftsmanship NA, JCI
    • Dale Harrow — Professor of Vehicle Design, Royal College of Art
    • Kevin Hunter — President, Calty Design Research, Toyota Motor Corporation
    • Thomas Ingenlath — Vice President Design, Volvo 
    • Tisha Johnson - Senior Director Design, Volvo
    • Tom Kearns — Chief Designer, Kia
    • Dave Marek — Director, Auto Styling Division, Honda NA
    • Tom Matano — Executive Director, School of Industrial Design, Academy of Art University
    • Keith Nagara — Director, Transportation Design Program, Lawrence Technological University
    • Steve Nowicki — Director of Creative Services, ASC
    • Steve Pasteiner — Founder/Owner Advanced Automotive Technologies
    • Chuck Pelly — Founder and Former President of Designworks/USA; Chief Creative Officer, Intersection-Inc; 2004 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner
    • David Rand — Executive Director of Global Advanced Design, General Motors
    • Stewart Reed — Chair, Transportation Design, Art Center College of Design
    • 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 — Chairperson, Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies
    • Chris Svensson — Design Director, The Americas, Ford Motor Co.
    • Jack Telnack — Vice President Design (Retired), Ford Motor Company; 2006 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner
    • Mark Trostle Jr. — Head of Dodge & SRT Design, FCA
    • Mark Trostle Sr. — Director of Design, Roush Industries
    • Taro Ueda — VP, Design, Nissan Design America
    • Franz VonHolzhausen— Design Director, Tesla Motors

    2016 DOCENTS

    • Gerry Piaskowski — Chief Docent, (ret.) Chrysler Corporation
       
    • Jeevak Badve
    • Brian Baker
    • Brook Banham
    • Jason Castriota
    • Mahdi Chowdhury
    • André Clemons
    • Dan Darancou
    • Peter Davis
    • Frank Dionisopoulos
    • Glen Durmisevich
    • Ed Golden
    • Greg Greeson
    • Richard Gresens
    • Tom Hale
    • Ryan Joyce
    • Henri Kavaja
    • Pete Lawlis
    • Nancy Lockhart
    • Lucas Lopez
    • John Manoogian
    • Sam McCafferty
    • Bill Michalak
    • Gail Miciuda
    • Peter Montero
    • Victor Nacif
    • Tom Obertynski MD
    • Dave O’Connell
    • Brad Palmer
    • Richard Plavetich
    • Christos Roustemis
    • Alexis Senter
    • Sebastian Sullen
    • Jeff Teague
    • Douglas Ungemach

     

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    2016 AWARDS SPONSORS

    For 2016 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cynthia Doherty at cyndy@fulkersongroup.com or (313) 515-9050. 

    2016 IN-KIND SPONSORS

    2015 ANNOUNCEMENT

    News
    Ford, Buick, Audi Win 2015 EyesOn Design Awards

    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

    2015 Awards Sponsors

    For 2015 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cynthia Doherty at cyndy@fulkersongroup.com or (313) 515-9050. 

    2015 Event Sponsors

    2015 In-Kind Sponsors