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Buick Avenir, Ford GT Dominate Design Awards

“Get a day job,” says honoree Bob Lutz.

by on Jan.13, 2015

Bob Lutz received the Eyes on Design Catalyst Award this year during the North American International Auto Show.

Domestic automakers dominated the annual Eyes on Design Awards capping two days of product previews at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Ford’s GT and the Buick Avenir concept were the big winners, though Audi also took home honors for its redesigned Q7 sport-utility vehicle.

Auto Show News!

The annual awards ceremony is meant to honor the best in automotive design, something former General Motors “car czar” Bob Lutz described as the “great differentiator” in a world in which vehicles share more and more of the same, underlying technology. (more…)

Eyes on Design Tabs Le Quement for Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Renault design chief joins long list of designers.

by on Sep.24, 2014

Former Renault design chief Patrick le Quement is the Lifetime Design Achievement award winner for the 2015 Eyes on Design.

Each Father’s Day, as many as 300 cars get parked in the front yard of one family in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Massive prank? Nope. It’s the annual Eyes on Design car show that raises money for charity and honors someone who has impacted auto design.

This year, Patrick le Quement is the 2015 recipient of the Eyes On Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award. The award is given annually by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, which benefits from the show, as part of the annual Eyes on Design week. The show is held on the lawn at the Eleanor & Edsel Ford House and features a theme each year.

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Le Quement was the senior vice-president of corporate design at Renault from 1995 to 2009 and was chairman of the joint design policy group coordinating design within the Renault-Nissan alliance. (more…)