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.
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…)