Michelin Challenge Design 2016: the winners

Michelin Challenge Design 2016: the winners

Michelin has announced the 14 winners of the global 2016 Michelin Challenge Design, “Mobility for All – Designing for the Next Frontier.” The first three prizes were won by teams from India, Colombia and South Korea.


The 14 winning designs from the 2016 entries were chosen from more than 875 registrants representing 68 countries.

The jury, composed of some of the world’s top automotive designers and industry experts, selected works by individuals and teams of designers from Albania, Bahrain, Canada, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States.

The Top 3 Winners

1st Place: Google Community Vehicle

Google Community Vehicle Concept - Design Panel

Google Community Vehicle Concept - Design Panel

Google Community Vehicle Concept - Design Panel

Design team: Rajshekhar Dass, Abu Huraira Shaikh, Sunny Duseja, Joji Isaac, Saksham Karunakar and Tajeshwar Kaul of Pune, India.

2nd Place: Arriero

Arriero Concept by Edgar Sarmiento Garcia

Arriero Concept by Edgar Sarmiento Garcia

Arriero Concept by Edgar Sarmiento Garcia

Designer: Edgar Andres Sarmiento Garcia of Bogota, Colombia.

3rd Place: Bamboo Recumbent

Bamboo Recumbent Concept - Design PanelBamboo Recumbent Concept - Design Panel

Design Team: WooSung Lee and Chan Yeop Jeong of Gyeongsan-si, South Korea.

Additional Winners

  • Nathan Allen of Redding, Calif., for design entry “Stator Scooter”
  • M.Y. Alief Samboro and Agri Bisono of Malang, Indonesia, for design entry “LOGon”
  • Sergio Botero of Medellin, Colombia, for design entry “Capicua”
  • Nicholas Lee Dunderdale of the United Kingdom, for design entry “Panda”
  • Ryan Ebbers of Newmarket, Ontario, for design entry “DMine”
  • Mike Lai, Joe Wu and Johnny Li of Taipei, Taiwan, for design entry “M-Clinic”
  • Hung-Ju Lee of Taiwan, for design entry “Loxodon”
  • Conner Macfarlane and Collin Lafayette of Ore., and Danville, Calif., (respectively) for design entry “URRU”
  • Armando Mercado of Mexico City, Mexico, for design entry “Tire Assembly is Required”
  • Marin Myftiu, Hussain Almossawi and Huracan Motors of Tirana, Albania; Manama, Bahrain; and Venice, Italy (respectively), for design entry “Huracan City Rover”
  • Arkadiusz Stoklosa, Michal Maciukiewicz and Thomasz Kwolek of Tarnobrzeg, Krakow and Mielec, Poland (respectively), for design entry “Volkswagen Monsoon”

Michelin will display the designs of all 14 winners at the 2016 NAIAS in Detroit in January. All members of each winning team are invited to join an exclusive online community restricted to Michelin Challenge Design winners and jurors.

A representative designer from each of the three winning teams will be 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 Challenge Design – The Jury

• Stewart Reed; Chair, Transportation Design Department, Art Center College of Design, Consultant and Jury Chairman, Michelin Challenge Design
• Nick Malachowski, Design Manager, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
• Dave Marek, Acura Global Creative Director, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
• 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

Official Statements

“The winners of our 2016 Michelin Challenge Design showed tremendous creativity, innovation and focus on providing mobility in a number of diverse applications,” said Thom Roach, vice president of original equipment marketing for Michelin North America.

“We congratulate the winners on designing thought-provoking mobility solutions that can potentially provide a source of transportation to an underserved area of the world.”

“The jury was highly impressed by the ingenious, often simplistic and creative mobility solutions that were submitted for this year’s Michelin Challenge Design competition,” said Stewart Reed, Michelin Challenge Design jury chairman and chair of the Transportation Design Department, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.

“Designing mobility for all is such an important topic in the automotive industry. Receiving entries from nearly 70 countries reinforces the importance and global nature of Michelin Challenge Design.”

(Source: Michelin Challenge Design)

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