10th Anniversary Hong Kong Exhibition & Juries
The Spark exhibit visited the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre and included winners from 2012 to work judged the day before at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The exhibit included student designs, individual designers and design practices like fuseproject, SOM, Whipsaw, Studio Hinrichs, LUNAR, Koncept, Karim Rashid, RKS, AECOM, Anvil, World Kitchen and many more. The Pavilion was sponsored by Whirlpool China. Our grateful thanks to all the fine folks at Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Business of Design Week, Global Design Network, Hong Kong Polytechnic School of Design, the Spark Jurors and our helpful friends. We had a great time!
HK Juries Completed
Spark has completed all of this year’s juries, ending with an exciting finale in Hong Kong. We judged the “Dreamer Design” categories– Spark Concept; Spark MAKR and Spark PROTO. It took place in Zaha Hadid’s fabulous Jockey Club Innovation Tower, home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute. Special thanks to School of Design Dean Cees de Bont for hosting Spark in such an inspiring venue.
The Jury, from left to right; Chau Nguyen, LUNAR Singapore; Tim Dearborn, Dell; Celina Yan Dong, Whirlpool; Angie Kim, AYK; Peter Kuchnicki, Spark; Sheng-Hung Lee, IDEO; Claudya Piazera, Women Designer’s World Convention; Hari Nair, Whirlpool; Edmund Ng, Koncept and Lee Chi-Wing, Milk Design.
The HK jury was terrific and with careful debate and solid decisions they discovered some of the best designs in these categories we’ve seen.
In particular, a rare top honor, a SPARK! Special Mention went to an incredible educational tool to teach computer coding to youngsters. Check “iball” out >HERE
The November 16 Combined Juries
Cause: Ric Gomes, Professor, Design Center for Global Needs, SF State University
WEAR: Amy Williams, Consultant: Fashion & Wearables, Assoc. Prof. Fashion Design: CCA
WEAR: Joanna Hildebrand, Principal, Joanna Hildebrand Design
WEAR: Dena Molnar, Founder, WOVNS
WEAR: Tracey Mammolito, Soft Goods & Wearables Consultant
WEAR: Chris Gadway, CEO/CCO, Black Ember
Health: Josh Handy, VP Global Product Experience, Method Home
Health: Thomas Ilick, New Job!
Spaces: Wilhelm Oehl , Partner & Principal, Eight Inc.
Spaces: Kraig Kessel, AIA, NCARB, Co-Founder, Kraido
Spaces: Sally Dominguez, Principal, Rainwater Hog
Experience: Ivy Ross, VP, Head of Design/User Experience, Hardware Products, Google
Experience: Aaron Poe, VP Digital Experience, Ammunition Group
Experience: Will Carey, Director, Design Gaming, Logitech
November 15 Juries
The November 15 Combined Jury
Communication: Jennifer Morla, Principal, Morla Design
Communication: Heidi Reinfeld, VP Creative, Sequence
Package: Mike Hester, Principal, Pavement SF
Package: Thomas Ilick, New job!
Transport: Bill Barranco, Director, Autovision RCD Inc
Transport: Brian Ng, Director of Product, Zipcar
Transport: Hugo Eccles, Owner, Untitled Motorcycles
Fall Product: Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder, IDEO
Fall Product: Jose Manuel dos Santos, Head of Design/Americas, Philips Lighting
Fall Product: Howard Nuk, VP Design, Samsung Design America
Fall Product: Shiz Kobara, Prof., MFA Industrial Design, Academy of Art and Design
Fall Product: Thao Dang, Industrial Designer, Google X
Fall Product: Elger Oberwelz, Design Director, IDEO
Fall Product: Josh Morenstein, Founding Partner, Branch
The June 28 Spring Concept & Product Design Combined Jury
Jury Chair, Mike Nuttall, IDEO Founder
Philip Thompson, VP Design, Newell Rubbermaid
Manuel Saez, Principal, Brooklyness
Derek Chen, Founder & Principal, Council, Inc.
Bret Recor, Principal, Box Clever
Benjamin Chia, Chief Designer, elemental8
Karson Shadley, Creative Director, Astro Studios
Son Sun, Industrial Designer, Samsung Design America
Ric Gomes, Professor, Design Center for Global Needs, San Francisco State University
Richard Yelle, Industrial Design Chair, University of Bridgeport SASD (Shintaru Akatsu School of Design)
2016 Spark Celebration & Exhibition in San Francisco
Event Archive >HERE