2017 Fall & Winter Winners


Hi Sparks–
The Winter juries completed their selection on December 5th in the dramatic Zaha Hadid building hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Many thanks to Dean Professor Cees de Bont for his and the school’s gracious hospitality.

It was an ideal setting for what turned out to be a rousing debate of mixed electronic and raised-hand voting, sort of a very personal mix of the newest and oldest systems to select the best.

It was an unforgettable day and Spark is honored to have the participation of such talented and enthusiastic designer and academic jurors.

The Winter Jury Bench
KwanMyoung Kim, Dean, Graduate Industrial Design, UNIST
Luo An, President, Asia Pacific, TEAMS Design Consulting
Doyoung Kim, Founder, Designsori
Zhou Wenjun, Founder & Design Director, 524 Studio
Peter Boeckel, Design Manager, Steelcase Asia Pacific
Angie Kim, Principal, AYK
Fredric Gooris, Principal Designer, Studio Gooris
David Frank, Senior Associate, Gensler
Julia Chiu, Professor, Musashino Art University, Past President, International Council of Design

The winners they so carefully selected are announced below. As always, you’ll find much more detail, pix and sometimes videos in our popular winners galleries.

Peter Kuchnicki
Spark Founder & Producer

Design Category Award Organization
Aria Inhalers (Pro) Concept Spark! Thrive
CARKET Concept Spark! Kong Ju National University
Clevu Concept Spark! Hansung University
Dr. Loupe: Iris Recognition Eyewear (Pro) Concept Spark! Seoul National University
Napac Concept Spark! Art Center College of Design
CPTEDrone for Safety & Security Concept Gold Jeju National University
Long Beach Know More Campaign Concept Gold Designmatters at Art Center
Tire Swing Water Pump Concept Gold Jeonju University
Air Styler (Pro) Concept Silver UNIST
Culinary Coach Concept Silver Savannah College of Art and Design
Harbour Cat Sanctuary Concept Silver Zhengzhou University of Light Industry
Jelly Breaker Concept Silver Hanseo University
Knudt Chair Concept Silver Kongju National university
My Temperature AC Concept Silver Hannam University
Nail Gun Concept Silver National Institute for Lifelong Education
Sift Concept Silver Savannah College of Art and Design
TIGGY Coffee Table Concept Silver Savannah College of Art and Design
TOYBOX 2.0 PROTO Silver UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology)
ENLIGHTEN Concept Bronze Art Center College of Design
Foldable Net Concept Bronze Konkuk University
Fresh Dot Wrap Concept Bronze Incheon National University
Peony Type (Pro) MAKR Bronze Shanghai Ruixian Creative Design Co.,Ltd.
Pistol Air Tacker Concept Bronze KDM, Keimyung University
Pyeongchang Olympics: Display Kiosk Concept Bronze Hongik University
Seogwipo Theater Renovation Concept Bronze Jeju National University
Shadow Puppet Book Concept Bronze KAIST
Sliding Air Conditioner Concept Bronze Sangmyung University