EyesOn Design Awards at the Detroit Auto Show

Celebrate the best designs of the year at the Detroit Auto Show

Which vehicles do top designers think are at the forefront of the industry? The world will find out at the EyesOn Design Awards at the Detroit Auto Show.

The EyesOn Design Awards convenes leading designers and design educators to determine the most significant production and concept vehicles that debuted over the past year. As one of the automotive industry’s highest honors, designers worldwide value these Awards as recognition by their peers for exceptional design.

2023 Judges

Charles Allen, SVP / General Manager, Honda R&D Americas (retired)
Anne Asensio, VP, Design, Dassault Systèmes
Chris Bangle, Managing Director, Chris Bangle Associates*
Wayne K. Cherry, Vice President, Global Design (retired), General Motors*
Glen J. Durmisevich, Chief Judge, EyesOn Design
Ralph Gilles, Chief Design Officer, Stellantis*
Dale Harrow, Chair of the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre and Head of the Intelligent Mobility Design Programme, Royal College of Art
SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai and Genesis Global Design Center
Marc Lichte, Head of Audi Design
Anthony Lo, Chief Design Officer, Ford
Dave Marek, Executive Creative Director, Acura
Tom Matano, Executive Director, School of Industrial Design, Academy of Art University
Andreas Mindt, Head of Volkswagen Design
Chuck Pelly, Chief Creative Officer, Intersection-Inc*
Joel Piaskowski, Global Director Design, Cars and Crossovers, Ford Motor Company
Michael Simcoe, Senior Vice President, Global Design, General Motors
Paul Snyder, Paul & Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies
Jack Telnack, Vice President, Design, Ford (retired)*
Mark Trostle, Jr., Head of Ram Truck and Mopar Design, Stellantis
Mark Trostle, Sr., Director, Creative Services, Roush
Seiji Watanabe, Corporate Officer. Division General Manager Design Division, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation


Award Sponsors

Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful, and sustainable coatings solutions. From light vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, building facades and other industrial applications, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity, and enhance durability. 

With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the global team at Axalta continues to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in over 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. 

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Adient (NYSE: ADNT) is a global leader in automotive seating. With 70,000+ employees in 30 countries, Adient operates more than 200 manufacturing/assembly plants worldwide. Adient produces and delivers automotive seating for all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, Adient’s expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Adient’s integrated, in-house skills allow it to take its products from research and design to engineering and manufacturing — and into millions of vehicles every year. For more information on Adient, please visit www.adient.com.

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Past Winners

2022 EyesOn Design Awards
Design Excellence – Production Vehicle: 2023 Ferrari Daytona SP3
Design Excellence – Concept Vehicle: Cadillac CELESTIQ Show Car
Best Designed Interior: Audi Grandsphere Concept
Innovative Use of Color, Graphics & Materials: Cadillac CELESTIQ Show Car


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