ERJ staff report (TP)
Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin announced the 15 winners of its global 2015 Challenge Design, “Drive Your Passion: Engaging Senses, Soul and Emotion”.
Works by individuals and teams of designers from Australia, Belgium, France, Guatemala, India, Serbia, South Korea, Turkey and United Kingdom were selected by a jury of automotive designers and industry experts from across the world.
The 15 winning designs were chosen from more than 1,100 registrants representing 81 countries. 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.
The top three:
First place: Youngjai Jun & Gunyoung Yoon – South Korea.
Second place: Aurelien Deleuze, Pierre-Hugues Vallin & Robinson Mancaux – France.
Third place: Cristian Polanco – Guatemala.
The top three winners are invited to attend the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as guests of Michelin and will be recognised during the company’s annual private Designer’s Reception. Michelin will display the designs of all 15 winners at the 2015 NAIAS in Detroit in January.
“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.
For additional information visit www.MichelinChallengeDesign.com