September 03, 2014

Michelin announces winners of 2015 Michelin Challenge Design

Michelin announced the 15 winners of the global 2015 Michelin 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 distinguished jury of the world's top automotive designers and industry experts.

The 15 winning designs from 2015 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. "We congratulate the winners on communicating their personal signatures and passion for the future through their Michelin Challenge Design entries."

2015 Michelin Challenge Design winners
First place: Youngjai Jun & Gunyoung Yoon - South Korea
Second place: Aurelien Deleuze, Pierre-Hugues Vallin & Robinson Mancaux - France
Third place: Cristian Polanco - Guatemala

Additional winners of the 2015 Michelin Challenge Design
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 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.

"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."


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