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Lifetime Design Achievement Award

Celebrating the designers who inspire the world

The EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award is presented annually to a person who has made an outstanding impact on the field of automotive design. The Award is determined by its previous recipients, who are other design luminaries.

The Lifetime Design Achievement Award is celebrated at the Vision Honored gala, which kicks off the EyesOn Design weekend of events that culminates with the annual car show in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan: EyesOn Design at Ford House. The gala will be held at Conner Center, the former Dodge Viper assembly plant in Detroit.

Date

Friday, June 16, 2023

Location

Conner Center

20000 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48205

2023 Award Winner: Ralph Gilles

Stellantis Chief Design Officer Ralph Gilles in front of a Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), a division of the Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health, proudly announces Stellantis Chief Design Officer Ralph Gilles as the 2023 winner of the EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award.

In 2022 Gilles, 52, celebrates 30 years with Stellantis and its previous companies. He has overseen and contributed to the creation of a vast portfolio of eye-catching designs and turned out some of the most exciting vehicles on the road today wearing badges of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram Truck brands such as the Chrysler 300, Dodge Viper SRT, Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee and concept vehicles that include the Chrysler Portal, Chrysler Airflow and Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concepts.

The Vision Honored award will be presented to Gilles by Tom Gale, who served as Chrysler Corp. head of design from 1985 to 2000 and helped to transform the automaker into an automotive design leader. Gale mentored Gilles, helping to shape who he is today through leadership and guidance.

For more information, please read the press release.

Previous Award Winners

Peter Brock

Peter Brock

2021

Leonardo Fioravanti

Leonardo Fioravanti

2019

Edward T. Welburn

Edward T. Welburn

2018

Syd Mead

Syd Mead

2017

Stewart Reed

Stewart Reed

2016

Patrick Le Quément

Patrick Le Quément

2015

Peter Schreyer

Peter Schreyer

2014

Wayne Cherry

Wayne Cherry

2013

Chris Bangle

Chris Bangle

2012

Walter de'Silva

Walter de'Silva

2011

Shiro Nakamura

Shiro Nakamura

2010

Willie G. Davidson

Willie G. Davidson

2009

Robert A. Lutz

Robert A. Lutz

2008

Marcello Gandini

Marcello Gandini

2007

Jack Telnack

Jack Telnack

2006

Chuck Jordan

Chuck Jordan

2005

Charles Pelly

Charles Pelly

2004

Tom Gale

Tom Gale

2002

Giorgetto Giugiaro

Giorgetto Giugiaro

2001

Design Visionaries of the 20th Century

Design Visionaries of the 20th Century

2000

Dick Teague

Dick Teague

1999

George W. Walker

George W. Walker

1998

Bruno Sacco

Bruno Sacco

1997

General Motors Styling Staff, 1937 - 1972

General Motors Styling Staff, 1937 - 1972

1996

The Porsche Family

The Porsche Family

1995

The Raymond Loewy Studebaker Design Team

The Raymond Loewy Studebaker Design Team

1995

Homer LeGassey

Homer LeGassey

1994

Nuccio Bertone

Nuccio Bertone

1994

LeBaron Carrossiers

LeBaron Carrossiers

1993

William Lyons

William Lyons

1992

Harley Earl

Harley Earl

1991

Sergio Pininfarina

Sergio Pininfarina

1991

Eugene T. "Bob" Gregorie

Eugene T. "Bob" Gregorie

1990

Virgil Exner

Virgil Exner

1990

Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell

1989

Strother MacMinn

Strother MacMinn

1989

Gordon Buehrig

Gordon Buehrig

1988