Sponsors, Supporters & Partners

Spark’s Foundation & Roof–
Sponsors, Supporters, Partners & Friends

We are proud to have the support and endorsement of many leading organizations.

Past and present sponsors and partners include HP, Autodesk, Studio Hinrichs, Pluo Consulting (creators of this fine website), Pentagram Design, Automobile Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Whirlpool, Bravo, Silverfish Productions, colleges and universities like the California College of the ArtsRutgers University (NCPP), UC Berkeley CED, Academy of Art, Quangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, University of Michigan Taubman College, Tongji University, Samsung Art & Design Institute, HongIk University, UNIST and the School of Visual Arts.

Autodesk hosted Spark juries and Winner Celebrations for over 14 years. A terrific organization!

Spark has had many beautiful exhibitions in Asia, and thanks the Shenzhen Industrial Design Association for hosting Spark Pavilions in 2013 and 2014 and three exhibitions in both 2018 and 2019. In 2021, the HERE Now organization hosted an exhibition of Spark winners during the Milano Design Fair.

In December, 2019  the University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong hosted the Spark Spaces and the Student juries. 2016, 2017 and 2018 Spark juries were hosted by Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Also the Hong Kong Trade Development Council presented a large exhibition of current and past Spark Winners during the 2016 Business of Design Week. (See the exhibition and events tab for more coverage.) Spark is delighted to continue our long collaboration with CORE77 and excited to engage in new co-operations with YUSI in Taipei.

We also want to sincerely thank those companies and institutions who have supported Spark with their many, many design entries—soaring with creativity and intelligence, they’ve helped elevate the awards and added a context of excellence for all others to aspire to. The list is long and we hope, un-ending.

To all our friends and supporters—a million thanks for Sparking. All Best!

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