2010 Spark Award Design & Architecture Winners Announced

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The 2010 Spark Design & Architecture Winning Awards have been announced in the unique Spark design competition. 59 audacious designs have taken top honors, ranging from Franz Von Holzhausen’s Tesla Model S to the Bobble by Karim Rashid.

The Spark 2010 Design and Architecture Awards

Spark mission is to promote better living through better design. Spark believes Design is an important, relevant tool to help build a better world.

Nearly three hundred top designs were entered into the final phases in this year's Spark Design and Architecture Awards. Over 837 registered designers and firms, agencies and students from over 62 countries have twittered, linked, friended and interacted--and in the process added a new social dimension to this fast growing design competition.

"Spark celebrates the best in dazzling design - from architecture and products to cutting-edge conceptual work," explains Peter Kuchnicki, executive director of Spark Awards. "But we want more - things that blow existing solutions apart, by people who see problems with completely new eyes." This year brought entries from around the world, giving judges insight into cultural design practices and processes from Seoul to Sao Paulo, Moscow to Mumbai.

The Spark Awards website features all of the 2010 entries and winners—and all of the previous Spark entrants and winners are also archived permanently on the site.

The Jury
Design fans know that Spark draws exceptional Jurists, and 2010 was par excellence. The Jury was co-chaired by Chee Pearlman, who headed the selection committee, and Michael Vanderbyl, who took responsibility for the Judging process.
The 15 renowned jurists included:
Michael Vanderbyl, Jury Co-chair, Principal, Vanderbyl Design
John Barratt, CEO, Teague
Sally Dominguez, Partner, B. Architecture and Rain Water Hog
Rob Curedale, Curedale Design
Adam Brodsley, Partner, Volume Design
Thom Faulders, Faulders Studio Architects
Tucker Viemeister, Lab Chief, Lab at Rockwell Group
Scott Stropkay, Co-Founder, Essential Design
Ken Musgrave, Director, Experience Design, Dell
Heather Fleming, CEO, Catapult Design
Margaret Gould Stewart, User Experience Manager, YouTube
Kerry Tremain, Graphic Designer & Author
Susan Rockrise, Brand Design, Susan Rockrise + Associates
Bryant Yeh, Principal, Yeh Studio Architects
Peter Strathis, Virtual Studios

Spark Entry Pool--Rich With Innovation
Interactive Design: Ford's SmartGauge
Smart Design and IDEO
A unique new LCD instrument cluster built into Ford's 2010 Hybrid Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans. It's aimed at informing and adapting the behavior of the least efficient part of a hybrid vehicle, the driver.

Communication Design: Discoveries Magazine, Summer 2010
Kit Hinrichs, Studio Hinrichs
For Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Discoveries magazine is the forum for communicating the world-class medical research it conducts.

Design For the Other 90%: Biomass Fuel Cooker
Liu Fang, Originplus Research & Innovation
A Safe, clean and affordable cooking solution for undeveloped China rural area. The stove is the first cooking stove to use biomass pellet as fuel in China. The biomass pellet is made of crop residue such as wheat rice or bean, for heating and power generation.

Product Design: The Bobble
Karim Rashid Design
Bobble is a sleek, reusable, water bottle that filters as you drink. Bobble features a carbon filter that is interchangeable and replaceable. Each filter equates to 300 single-serve bottles, thus saving landfill and reducing oil consumption in plastics manufacturing.

Architecture: Casa Fosterella, Conceptual Pre-Fab Home
Nest Architecture
Casa Fosterella is wrapped entirely with floor to ceiling insulated glass panels. And incorporates the latest sustainable technologies including a rain-water harvesting system, a four kilowatt photovoltaic array, a one kilowatt wind turbine and geo-thermal assisted radiant hot-water heating.

Spark 2010 Exhibitions
Winner's will have their work displayed from the end of October in Spark's unique design gallery at San Francisco’s hot new Autodesk Design Gallery, and then at Guangzhou Design Week from early December, and at the Taiwan International Design Expo later in 2011.

All work and full details on the Spark Awards are at http://www.sparkawards.com.

Winners This Year
SPARK! AWARD
Clever Little Bag
Fuseproject Design Team
Braille Stapler
KDM Design Team
litl
fuseproject Design Team
node chair
Steelcase Inc., Bruce Smith
SVA Senior Library 09
School of Visual Arts, SVA Students
Dyson Air Multiplier
James Dyson, Dyson
FORM 2
Fuseproject & Jimmyjane Design Team
PakMat"
Beyond Design, Inc., Design Team
FORM 3
Fuseproject & Jimmyjane, Design Team
T-bike Sharing System
T.A.K studio, Junggeun Tak & Shinhyun Kang
Model S Tesla
Tesla Motors, Franz Von Holzhausen
Safe Agua: A Collaboration
Un Techo Para mi País & Art Center College
ezSlide
Sungjoon Kim

GOLD
GE WattStation
fuseproject
Design Team
Sustainable Form Inclusion System (SFIS)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Mark Sarkisian
Paramount
Humanscale, Mark McKenna
Exhibition of book: Pez de Plata rBarcelona
María de Ros & 02_Basso Architects
Bobble
Karim Rashid
HP Envy 100
Hewlett Packard, John Guenther
Digital Control Incorporated, DigiTrak F2 Drill-Head Locator
Carbon Design Group, Design Team
Herman Miller Compass System
Continuum Design Team
Leverage Freedom Chair
Continuum Design Team
James Perse Retail Store
Marmol Radziner, Design Team
Microsoft Arc Keyboard
One & Co, Design Team
Council Periodic Table
One & Co, Design Team
Scribe Vineyards
Aidlin Darling Design, David Darling
i2i Chair
Steelcase Inc., Bruce Smith
OXO Thermometer Line
Pensa, Design Team
Wexler's
Aidlin Darling Design, Josh Aidlin
355 11th Street (The Matarozzi/Pelsinger Building)
Aidlin Darling Design, Josh Aidlin
Oakland Museum of California Donor Wall
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Lonny Israel

SILVER
Décodeur satellite HD WiFi
Fuseproject Design Team
Oil Collector
Hongik University, Kisang Yoon
Ford SmartGauge
Smart Design, Ford & IDEO Design Teams
Nook eReader
Ammunition LLC, Robert Brunner
AluPen
Just Mobile Ltd., Claus Jensen & Henrik Holbaek
Jianianhua Center
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Michael Duncan
UpStand
Just Mobile Ltd., Erich Huang & Nils Gustafsson
Burj Khalifa
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, George Efstathiou
Railtones"
Beyond Design, Inc., Design Team
Jetstream Pathway PV Atherectomy System
Carbon Design Group, Design Team
Nanopoint Microfluidics Controller
Carbon Design Group, Design Team
Preserve Toothbrush Mail Back Package
Continuum & Preserve Design Team
Council Drake
One & Co, Design Team
HTC Legend
One & Co, Design Team
Bryant Park litter receptacles
Bryant Park Corporation, Ignacio Ciocchini
cobi™
Steelcase Inc., Bruce Smith

BRONZE
ICON Packaging
Fuseproject Design Team
Issey Miyake/Yves Behar Watch
Fuseproject Design Team
Equo LED Desk Lamp
Koncept Technologies Inc., Peter Ng
Ablechair
KDM/YeungNam University, Jeong-Yun Lee
Handle Lock
Sky Designers Community, Myung Jin
Numero
Isay Weinfeld Architects, Isay Weinfeld
Charge Battery
KDM, Yeon Kyeong Hwang
The Fenix ReadySet
Fenix International, Mitchell Heinrich
Herman Miller Nala Patient Chair
Continuum Design Team
Electrosurgery Unit Tester (ESU Tester for developing countries)
Hiemstra Product Development Design Team
The Beverly Hills Show Flat
Danny Cheng Interiors Ltd, Danny Cheng
Turbine Light
T.A.K studio, Junggeun Tak & Shinhyun Kang

For More Information
Contact press(at)sparkawards(dot)com, call +1.914.481.6106 or visit http://www.sparkawards.com

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