December 4th, 2015 - Detroit, Michigan.  Stewart Reed has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the EyesOn Design Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given annually by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO).

Reed has chaired the Transportation Design Department at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California since 2005.

The EyesOn Design Lifetime Achievement Award is unique in that only previous winners of the award make the annual selection.

Previous winners include such international vehicle designers as Chris Bangle, Nuncio Bertone, Wayne Cherry, Willie G. Davidson, Walter de’Silva, Tom Gale, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Chuck Jordan, Patrick le Quement, Robert Lutz, Shiro Nakamura, Sergio Pininfarina, Peter Schreyer and Jack Telnack among others.

Reed, a graduate of the ArtCenter, designed the Manx SR for Meyers Manx of dune buggy fame and then joined Jeep and Chrysler Advanced Design where he introduced a minivan concept and a military vehicle.

In 1980, he joined Calty Design, Toyota’s U.S studio, as chief designer. In 1986, he joined Prince Corporation (now Johnson Controls) as vice-president of design. There, he built a team and designed their “tech center” for automotive interior systems research and development.

In his career, Reed has designed and fabricated more than 20 concept vehicles. In 1994, he established Stewart Reed Design, consulting for such clients as Michelin, Icon Aircraft, Lockheed Martin and other defense and automotive manufacturers.

The 2016 EyesOn Design Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Reed at a black tie gala on June 17, 2016. The event is a highlight of the EyesOn Design week events in June which culminates in the annual EyesOn Design automobile design show on Father’s Day June 19, 2016 on the grounds of the Eleanor and Edsel Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

The events are sponsored by the DIO, the research education arm of the Henry Ford Hospital Department of Ophthalmology.

Event details and sponsorship information are available through the DIO at (313) 824-4710.

A benefit for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, EyesOn Design is a major source of revenue 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 Henry Ford Health System. 

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A benefit for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, EyesOn Design is a major source of revenue 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 Henry Ford Health System. For more information, go to www.eyesondesigncarshow.com