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Spark Concept Phase 2 Live Jury will take place in Asia!


July 7, 2014, New York, NY

Deep in the planning process for the juries for this year, Spark has announced some exciting news. The Spark Design Awards have eight competitions in all, with juries being held in San Francisco, Los Angeles and now, Shenzhen, China. Administrators are holding the Spark Concept Design jury in Shenzhen, to be followed by the Spark Asia Winners Celebration on the next day.

The jury will take place at the China (Shenzhen) International Industrial Design Fair (SZIDF), on November 30. There will be jurors from US, South Korea, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.

Jury Candidates
Hari Nair, Global Director, Consumer Design & Advanced Design, Whirlpool Corporation
Prof. Tong Huiming, Dean, School of Innovation, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Sally Dominguez, Principal, NEST Design
Sawoozer Wang, Design Director & Principal, +AKITIPE
Prof. Soon-in Lee, Dean, International Design Advanced Studies, Hongik University
Prof. Renke He, Dean, HNU School of Design
Ravi Sawhney, Principal, RKS Design
Chi-Wing-LEE, Design Director, MilkDesign
Brian Lau, Founding Partner, M-AD Studios

Largest Design Fair in Asia
The SZIDF will run November 29-December 2, and projects well over 230,000 visitors interested in state of the art design. Many events are taking place at the Fair, including the Spark Asia Winners Celebration, New Product Launch Day, design forums, seminars, workshops, conferences and an arts festival. You can learn more about the Fair in the attached PDF >HERE

Shenzhen is located approximately 20 miles north of Hong Kong, making it very convenient for international visitors.

Sparks Over Asia
“We are very happy to be working closely with the Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association on this project,” said Spark Founder Peter Kuchnicki. “This is our second cooperation, with an extensive exhibition of Spark Award winners, and now, even the selection process to choose some of them. With a high percentage of Spark entries coming from Asia, it is very cool to have a physical presence here.”