EYESON DESIGN AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN EXHIBITION


EyesOn Design is one of America’s premier automotive events. Each year, the event attracts members of the transportation design community, collectors, and the public to celebrate and reflect on design. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House 

1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

Vehicles are chosen based on the year’s theme by invitation only, and between 200 and 300 vehicles are at the show on Father’s Day. In addition, EyesOn Design features special exhibitions and concept and production vehicles which debuted during the previous year’s auto show circuit, including ones which were awarded at EyesOn Design at the North American International Auto Show.

EyesOn Design receives its support from both domestic and foreign vehicle manufacturers, as well as automotive suppliers and other loyal companies. Judging is facilitated by active and retired exterior and interior designers from leading automotive and supplier companies. 

 
One of the rare concours to focus on design rather than collectibility.
— New York Times
 

2017 Event InformatiON

 

AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN EXHIBITION

Site: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan

Date: Father’s Day, June 18 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tickets: $25 per person. Children 12 & under free w/adult.
                Active duty military free w/ID. 

Car show tickets may be purchased at the gate beginning at 10 am.

Theme: The 30th annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition will highlight vehicles which represent era-defining body styles and illustrate the critical role design plays in the creation of automobiles uniquely suited for various lifestyles and purposes.

2017 Chairman: Kathy Lightbody, Director of Brand Communications,  Automotive News
2017 Honorary Chairman: Anne Asensio, Vice-President Design, Dassault Systems
2017 Grand Marshal: Wright Lassiter, III, President, Henry Ford Health System
2017 Preserving the Vision Award Recipient: TBD.

 

PRIVATE EYES BRUNCH

Site: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Front Lawn, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

Date: June 18, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tickets: $85/person; $800 table of 10; $25/children under 12,
               (includes admission to Sunday car show.

Brunch tickets must be reserved in advance and space is limited.
To order your tickets, complete the Ticket Request form or call Judi Dara at (313)824-4710 or email jdara@dioeyes.org

 

TICKETS

Sunday car show tickets may be purchased at the gate.

Purchase Tickets on Sunday at the shows.


Ralph Gilles Shares overview of the 2015 EyesOn Design Auto Show.


Raising Money to Support Vision

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A benefit for Henry Ford Health System's Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, EyesOn Design is a major source of funding for the DIO's research, education and support group programs for the visually impaired. The DIO is a division of the Department of Ophthalmology of the non-profit Henry Ford Health System



2016 YEAR IN REVIEW


2016 SPONSORS

2016 IN-KIND SPONSORS

EYESON DESIGN UNVEILS 2016 POSTER ART

Featured artist Jay Koka

Featured artist Jay Koka

The commemorative poster for the 2016 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition was unveiled Feb. 9 at Stahls Automotive Foundation in Chesterfield, Michigan.

The poster features a gorgeous 1931 Cord L-29 "LaGrande" Speedster parked in front of the front door of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

The car pictured is an exact recreation of the so-called "lost Cord," believed to have once been owned by movie star Jean Harlow, which disappeared after its showings in New York, Toronto and Paris in the 1930s. The original 1931 burgundy-and-beige boat-tailed speedster was based on sketches by stylist Phillip Wright and was crafted by E.L. Cord's in-house coach builder for use as a show car.

The poster art is the work of internationally renowned artist Jay Koka, of Toronto, a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society for more than 25 years. Koka spoke to the audience during Tuesday's unveiling. His work has graced posters for the Pebble Beach Concours, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Barrett-Jackson car auction among other automotive events. He has also done 10 official posters for the Ferrari Club.

The poster relates to the theme 2016 EyesOn Design show theme - "Powered by Design" - because the Cord was designed to showcase that it was fast, exclusive and powered by the marque's unique front-wheel drive under its long hood. John Lauter, the automotive historian at Stahls, made brief remarks about the car featured in the poster and the vehicle was available for on-site viewing and photographs.

The poster artist and the "lost Cord" will appear together again at the 2016 EyesOn Design car show on June 19, 2016 at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, where copies of the poster will be offered for sale.

Stahls Automotive Foundation
56516 North Bay Dr., Chesterfield, MI 48051, (586) 749-1078

General Information: Judi Dara at (313) 824-4710jdara@dioeyes.org
Media Inquiries: Kathy Lightbody at (313) 587-6677kathylightbody@hotmail.com
Sponsorships: Cyndy Doherty at (313) 515-9050cyndy@fulkersongroup.com
Photo Credit: DW3 Photography

Thank you to our sponsors:
Bridgestone, Johnson Controls, SRG Global

 

PHOTOS FROM 2016 EYESON DESIGN

Photos courtesy of the DW3 Photography and the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS).

Photos from the 2016 EyesonDesign Automotive Design Exhibition.

PHOTOS FROM 2015 EYESON DESIGN

Photos courtesy of the DW3 Photography and the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS).


PHOTOS FROM 2014 EYESON DESIGN

Photos courtesy of the Don Wood and the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). See more of Don's awards photos here and HFHS photos of the show here