The selection, made by a jury of top automotive designers and industry experts, included works by individuals and teams of designers from Australia, Belgium, France, Guatemala, India, Serbia, South Korea, Turkey and United Kingdom.
The top three winners are:
- First place: Youngjai Jun & Gunyoung Yoon – South Korea
- Second place: Aurelien Deleuze, Pierre-Hugues Vallin & Robinson Mancaux – France
- Third place: Cristian Polanco – Guatemala
The winning project is the Viento Concept, an recreational, sporty vehicle designed for the Stelvio pass in Italy and capable of running in standard driving mode and in pure sailing mode, offering its driver a unique experience.
The top three are invited to attend the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as guests of Michelin and will be recognized during Michelin’s annual private Designer’s Reception. Michelin will display the designs of all 15 winners at the 2015 NAIAS in Detroit in January.
Additional winners are (in alphabetical order):
- Mehdi Alamdari & Ali Doostdar – Australia
- Nicholas Lee Dunderdale – United Kingdom
- Arjun Govil – India
- Jean Hiss & Robin Apprioual – France
- Jihwan Jung – South Korea
- Marko Lukovic – Serbia
- Marcos Magister & Sebastian Vereertbrugghen – Belgium
- Jean-Thomas Mayer – France
- Hankil Moon – South Korea
- Siriphong Roongruengvuthikul – United Kingdom
- Petar Vukovic – Serbia
- Emre Yazici – Turkey
“The jury was highly impressed by the creativity and quality of design submitted and we spent considerable time trying to choose the top three from all of the excellent work,” said Stewart Reed, Michelin Challenge Design jury chairman and Chair of the Transportation Design Department, Art Center College of Design.
“Michelin Challenge Design has become a widely known and highly respected design competition and designers realize the opportunity it provides to gain recognition in the design community worldwide through the competition.”
2015 Michelin Challenge Design Jury
- Stewart Reed, Chair, Transportation Design Department, Art Center College of Design, Consultant and Jury Chairman, Michelin Challenge Design
- Rich Plavetich, General Manager, Design Business, Nissan Design America
- Frank Saucedo, Director, General Motors Advanced Design Studio
- Thomas Sycha, Design Manager, BMW Group Design, Europe
- Freeman Thomas, Director, Strategic Design, Ford Motor Company
- Mark Trostle, Head of SRT Design, Chrysler
- Jason Wilbur, Manager, Honda Advanced Design Studio
- Damien Michelin, Honorary Juror, Michelin North America
About the Michelin Challenge Design
Over fourteen years, Michelin Challenge Design has received a total of over 7,300 entries from 118 countries.
“The Michelin Challenge Design competition celebrates and promotes innovation in vehicle design and passion in design, which has been a part of Michelin’s culture since our company was founded,” said Thom Roach, vice president of original equipment marketing for Michelin North and South America.
“We congratulate the winners on communicating their personal signatures and passion for the future through their Michelin Challenge Design entries.”
(Source: Michelin Challenge Design)