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EyesOn Design Awards at the Detroit Auto Show

Celebrate the best designs of the year at the Detroit Auto Show

Which vehicles do top designers think are at the forefront of the industry? The world will find out at the EyesOn Design Awards at the Detroit Auto Show.

The EyesOn Design Awards convenes leading designers and design educators to determine the most significant production and concept vehicles that debuted over the past year. As one of the automotive industry’s highest honors, designers worldwide value these Awards as recognition by their peers for exceptional design.

The EyesOn Design Awards will include:

  • Best Concept Vehicle, presented by founding sponsor Dassault Systèmes
  • Best Production Vehicle, presented by Adient
  • Best Designed Interior, presented by ABC Technologies
  • Best Use of Color, Graphics, or Materials, presented by Axalta Coating Systems

Took Place

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Location

Huntington Place

Atrium Stage
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

2022 Winners

Best Concept Vehicle

Cadillac Celestiq

Cadillac CELESTIQ Show Car

Finalists

Buick Wildcat

Buick Wildcat Concept

Cadillac Celestiq

Cadillac CELESTIQ Show Car

Lincoln L100

Lincoln Model L100 Concept

Best Production Vehicle

2023 Ferrari Daytona SP3

Finalists

Chevrolet Blazer

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV

Delorean Alpha5

2024 DeLorean Alpha5

Ferrari Daytona SP3

2023 Ferrari Daytona SP3

Range Rover

2022 Range Rover

Best Designed Interior

Audi Grandsphere Concept

Finalists

Audi Grandsphere

Audi Grandsphere Concept

Audi Urbansphere

Audi Urbansphere Concept

Buick Wildcat

Buick Wildcat Concept

Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials

Cadillac Celestiq

Cadillac CELESTIQ Show Car

Finalists

Audi Grandsphere

Audi Grandsphere Concept

Buick Wildcat

Buick Wildcat Concept

Cadillac CELESTIQ

Cadillac CELESTIQ Show Car

2022 Judges

  • Charles Allen, SVP / General Manager, Honda R&D Americas (retired)
  • Anne Asensio, VP, Design, Dassault Systèmes
  • Chris Bangle, Managing Director, Chris Bangle Associates*
  • Wayne K. Cherry, Vice President, Global Design (retired), General Motors*
  • Kemal Curic, Design Director, Lincoln Motor Company
  • Peter Davis, Co-Director, Transportation Design Program, Lawrence Technological University
  • Walter de Silva, Design Chief, Volkswagen Group (retired)*
  • Glen J. Durmisevich, Chief Judge, EyesOn Design
  • Ralph Gilles, Chief Design Officer, Stellantis
  • Karim A. Habib, Head of Global Design, KIA
  • Kevin Hunter, President, Calty Design Research, Toyota
  • Thomas Ingenlath, CEO, Polestar
  • Anthony Lo, Chief Design Officer, Ford
  • Dave Marek, Executive Creative Director, Acura
  • Tom Matano, Executive Director, School of Industrial Design, Academy of Art University
  • Joel Piaskowski, Global Director Design, Cars and Crossovers, Ford Motor Company
  • Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer, Hyundai Motor Group*
  • Michael Simcoe, Vice President, Global Design, General Motors
  • Paul Snyder, Paul & Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies
  • Jack Telnack, Vice President, Design, Ford (retired)*
  • Mark Trostle, Jr., Head of Ram Truck and Mopar Design, Stellantis
  • Mark Trostle, Sr., Director, Creative Services, Roush
  • * Previous EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner

Past Winners

Select Year

2021 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Production Vehicle: 2021 Ford Bronco
  • Design Excellence – Concept Vehicle: Polestar Precept Concept
  • Best Designed Interior: Polestar Precept Concept
  • Innovative Use of Color, Graphics & Materials: Polestar Precept Concept

2019 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Concept Vehicle: Infiniti QX3 Inspiration
  • Design Excellence – Production Vehicle: Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500
  • Best Designed Interior: Infiniti QX3 Inspiration Concept
  • Innovative Use of Color, Graphics & Materials: Infiniti QX3 Inspiration
  • Best Designed Interior Lighting: Lexus LC Convertible Concept

2018 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Concept Vehicle: Infiniti Q Inspiration
  • Design Excellence – Production Vehicle: 2018 BMW X2
  • Best Designed Interior: Infiniti Q Inspiration
  • Vehicle Harmonization: 2018 BMW X2
  • Best Designed User Experience: 2019 Ram 1500
  • Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials: Nissan Xmotion
  • Catalyst Award: Edward T. Welburn, Sr. given by Edward T. Welburn, Jr.,EyesOn Design 2018 Lifetime Design Achievement
    Award Recipient

2017 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Concept Car: Nissan VMotion 2.0

  • Design Excellence - Production Car: 2018 Kia Stinger
  • Design Excellence - Concept Truck: Volkswagen Buzz 1.0
  • Design Excellence - Production Truck: 2018 Chevy Traverse
  • Innovative Use of Color, Graphics and Materials: Nissan VMotion 2.0
  • Best Designed Interior: Lexus LS

  • Best Designed User Experience: 2018 BMW 5 Series
  • Catalyst Award: John Reinhart - Designer given by Syd Mead, EyesOn Design 2017 Lifetime Design Achievement Award Recipient

2016 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Production Car: 2017 Lexus LC500
  • Design Excellence – Production Truck: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Design Excellence – Concept Car: Buick Avista Concept
  • Design Excellence – Concept Truck: Audi h-tron Quattro Concept
  • Best Designed Interior: 2017 Lexus LC500
  • Innovative Use of Color, Graphics & Materials: Acura Precision Concept
  • Human Machine Interface: 2017 Volvo S90
  • Catalyst Award: Strother MacMinn, ArtCenter posthumously given by Stewart Reed, EyesOn Design 2016 Lifetime Design Achievement Award Recipient

2015 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Concept Vehicle: Buick Avenir
  • Design Exccellence – Production Vehicle: Ford GT
  • Innovative Use of Color, Trim and Materials: Buick Avenir
  • Best Designed Interior: Audi Q7
  • Catalyst Award: Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman (ret.) GM Corp. received award from Patrick leQuement, EyesOn Design 2015 Lifetime Design Achievement Award Recipient

2014 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Concept Vehicle: Volvo Concept XC Coupe
  • Design Excellence – Production Vehicle: 2014 Ford Mustang
  • Innovative Use of Color, Trim and Materials: Volvo Concept XC Coupe
  • Catalyst Award - Hartmut Warkuss of Volkswagen, received award from Peter Schreyer, EyesOn Design 2014 Lifetime Design Achievement Award recipient

2013 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Concept Vehicle: Ford Atlas Concept & Nissan Resonance Concept
  • Design Excellence – Production Vehicle: 2013 Cadillac ELR
  • Catalyst Award: Bob Lutz, vice chairman (ret.) GM Corp. Received award from Wayne Cherry, EyesOn Design 2013 Lifetime Design Achievement Award recipient

2012 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Concept Vehicle: Lexus LF-LC
  • Design Excellence – Production Vehicle: 2013 Ford Fusion

2011 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Concept Vehicle: Porsche 918 RSR
  • Design Excellence – Production Vehicle: 2011 Audi A6

2010 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Concept Vehicle: GMC Granite Concept
  • Design Excellence – Production Vehicle: 2011 Audi A8

2009 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Design Excellence – Concept Vehicles: Audi Sportback Concept & Cadillac Converj Concept
  • Design Excellence – Production Vehicles: Audi R8 V10 &  BMW Z4

2008 EyesOn Design Awards

  • Best Concept Car: 2009 Cadillac CTS Concept Coupe
  • Best Concept Truck: Chrysler EcoVoyager Concept
  • Best Production Car: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V
  • Best Production Truck: BMW X6

2007 Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology Awards

  • Excellence-Aesthetics & Innovation: Chrysler Nassau
  • Excellence-Functionality: Kia Kue
  • Excellence-Concept Implementation: 2008 Cadillac CTS
  • Excellence-Spirit of Industrial Design: Jeep Trailhawk

2006 Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology Awards

  • Aesthetics & Innovation: Mazda Kabura
  • Functionality: Ferrari FXX
  • Concept Implementation: Chevrolet Camaro

Sponsors

Award Sponsors

ABC Technologies logo

ABC Technologies is a leading manufacturer and supplier of custom, highly engineered, technical plastics and lightweighting innovations to the North American light vehicle industry, serving more than 25 original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers globally through a strategically located footprint.

Learn more about ABC Technologies here: https://www.abctechnologies.com/

Follow us on social media at @ABCTech on Twitter and Facebook, and @ABCTechnologies on LinkedIn!

Adient logo

Adient (NYSE: ADNT) is a global leader in automotive seating.  With approximately 75,000 employees in 33 countries, Adient operates more than 200 manufacturing/assembly plants worldwide. We produce and deliver automotive seating for all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design to engineering and manufacturing — and into more than 20 million vehicles every year. For more information, please visit www.adient.com.

Axalta logo

Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable coatings solutions. From light vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, building facades and other industrial applications, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enhance durability. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the global team at Axalta continues to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in over 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter

Dassault Systemes logo

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating 'virtual twin experiences’ of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production. 

Dassault Systèmes’ 20,000 employees are bringing value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. 

As Founding Sponsor of EyesOn Design Awards, 15 years of sponsorship reflects our commitment to creative design in the automotive & mobility industry, to include both beautiful vehicles and new mobility experiences. For more information, visit https://www.3ds.com

Event Sponsors

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