Robert "Puff" Puffer Automotive Photo Exhibit to be held at The Detroit Club

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EyesOn Design will host the first event in its new Lecture Series on Friday, May 11, 2018. The public is invited to attend the "Puff" Puffer Automotive Photo Exhibit from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Detroit Club. There is no charge to attend the exhibit.
 
Employed by Ford Motor Company for 45 years, Robert Puffer was a Ford staff photographer in the '50s, when expertise in photography was an art form much less accessible to the masses. Dozens of his original works, many being seen in public for the first time, will be displayed at the exhibit.
Remarks will be made by his son, Christopher Puffer, and by Darrell Behmer, chief designer of Ford Performance, who will recall the inspiration Puffer's photographs provided as they graced the walls of Ford's design center.
 
The historic and newly restored Detroit Club is a particularly fitting venue for the photography exhibit. It was at the epicenter of many pivotal events during the rise of the American automobile industry, and specifically, served as a location for mediation in the 1940s in transitioning the leadership of Ford Motor Co. to Henry Ford II.
 
There is no charge to attend the exhibit, but registration is encouraged to assist in planning for the event. Donations for EyesOn Design and the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology will be accepted at the door.
 
Click to attend the "Puff" Puffer Automotive Photo Exhibit, or call EyesOn Design at (313) 824-4710 for additional information. Following the exhibition, attendees may opt to enjoy dinner at the Detroit Club, by making reservations online, or calling (313) 338-3222. Valet parking: $10 at the Detroit Club or as available in nearby lots.
 

WOMEN IN DESIGN: A conversation with author Constance Smith and GM Designer (1950) MaryEllen Green, moderated by GM's Director of Design User Experience, Liz Wetzel.

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Friday, June 8, 2018.  3:00 - 5:00 pm.
This event is produced is conjunction with The Society of Automotive Historians Leland Chapter.

Registration is not required, but letting us know that you expect to attend will assist in our planning. Seating for 50 will be provided. Additional standing room space will be available.

A minimum contribution of $25 will be accepted at the door for this event, with all proceeds benefitting EyesOn Design and the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. Society of Automotive Historians members may attend at no charge.

The Peacock Room is located inside the Fisher Building, at 3011 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202


Arrive early for some of Detroit's finest vintage-inspired shopping in a breathtaking venue.
Questions about the event or EyesOn Design? Call 313.824.4710

EYESON DESIGN UNVEILS 2017 POSTER ART

TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR OF THE EYESON DESIGN AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN EXHIBITION, FUTURIST SYD MEAD CREATED AN ILLUSTRATION THAT DEPICTS THE CAR SHOW 30 YEARS FROM NOW – IN 2047.

Set in a multi-level park with an enormous sculpture as a backdrop, Mead’s illustration showcases the imagined vehicles of the future while paying homage to the classic cars of the past.

In the foreground sit the featured vehicles of 2047. Both have sliding roofs for an “open air” feel that recalls a luxury car body style from the early 1900s called a “landaulet.”

Similar to vehicles of that early period, they have their wheels at the end of their chassis. But by 2047, Mead envisions these as two large hub-less wheels in front and a large “power ball” drive wheel in the rear, suspended magnetically in the curved retainer bay.

Thirty years from now, these vehicles, like all others, would be autonomously self-driven and equipped with the latest anti-gravity suspension.

Other future vehicles pictured include a floating car with a transparent bubble body shell in the middle background, near an outdoor restaurant called the Dorado. Across from that on the right are pictured two more-traditional vehicles from the classic car era of the 1930s.

In the far background, two enormous space liners are lifting off while a faint image of an early acetylene gas lamp floats in the sky in a tribute to cars of the pre-1915 brass era.

This is the third EyesOn Design poster created by Mead. The others were done in 1991 and 2011.

This year’s EyesOn Design 30th anniversary Automotive Design Exhibition is Father’s Day Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. A media preview will take place there on Tuesday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m.

See eyesondesigncarshow.com or call (313) 824-4710 for more details.

Ford, Buick, Audi Win 2015 EyesOn Design Awards

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. 

Bob Lutz named EyesOn Design Catalyst Award Recipient

Bob Lutz named EyesOn Design Catalyst Award Recipient

EyesOn Design will present its 2015 Catalyst Award at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to automotive veteran Robert Lutz. He's also the first repeat winner of the Catalyst Award, having earned it in its inaugural year of 2012. Given annually to an executive who has empowered great design by the EyesOn Design Lifetime Achievement Award winner, the Catalyst Award will be presented on January 13, 2015 during the NAIAS press preview days.

EyesOn Design 2014 Poster Art Unveiled

EyesOn Design 2014 Poster Art Unveiled

The commemorative poster for the 2014 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition was unveiled last week at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan.

The poster, by artist Nicola Wood of Los Angeles, features a blue 1936 Cadillac coupe in front of the swimming pool at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. This year's car show - the 27th annual - will be held on the estate's grounds on Father's Day, June 15

Commemorative Poster to be Unveiled  April 22 at Automotive Hall of Fame

Commemorative Poster to be Unveiled April 22 at Automotive Hall of Fame

The media and the public are invited to the unveiling of the commemorative poster for the 2014 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan. The poster, by artist Nicola Wood of Los Angeles, features a blue 1936 Cadillac coupe in front of a lagoon on the grounds of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.