Sep 03, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Michelin Announces 2016 Winners of 'Mobility for All' International Design Competition (PR Newswire)
GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin today announced the 14 winners of the global 2016 Michelin Challenge Design, “Mobility for All – Designing for the Next Frontier.“
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 were selected by a distinguished jury of the world’s top automotive designers and industry experts.
The 14 winning designs from the 2016 entries were chosen from more than 875 registrants representing 68 countries. Over 15 years, Michelin Challenge Design has received a total of 8,268 entries from 121 countries.
“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.”
Selected by the jury as the 2016 Michelin Challenge Design winners:
Additional winners of the 2016 Michelin Challenge Design are (in alphabetical order):
(Images of the winning entries are available at www.michelinchallengedesign.com).
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 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.
“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.”
2015 Michelin Challenge Design Jury:
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,750 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
For more information and images, visit www.michelinchallengedesign.com.