Michelin Challenge Design “Drive Your Passion” 2015 Winners Announced

Winners hail from Australia, Belgium, France, Guatemala, India, Serbia, South Korea, Turkey and United Kingdom

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 2, 2014) – Michelin today announced the 15 winners of the global 2015 Michelin Challenge Design, “Drive Your Passion: Engaging Senses, Soul and Emotion.”

Works by individuals and teams of designers from Australia, Belgium, France, Guatemala, India, Serbia, South Korea, Turkey and United Kingdom were selected by a distinguished jury of the world’s top automotive designers and industry experts.

The 15 winning designs from 2015 were chosen from more than 1,100 registrants representing 81 countries. Over fourteen years, Michelin Challenge Design has received a total of over 7,300 entries from 118 countries.

“The Michelin Challenge Design competition celebrates and promotes innovation in vehicle design and passion in design, which has been a part of Michelin’s culture since our company was founded,” said Thom Roach, vice president of original equipment marketing for Michelin North and South America. “We congratulate the winners on communicating their personal signatures and passion for the future through their Michelin Challenge Design entries.”

1st Place:
Youngjai Jun &
Gunyoung Yoon
2nd Place:
Aurelien Deleuze
3rd Place:
Cristian Polanco
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Selected by the jury as the 2015 Michelin Challenge Design winners:

  • First place: Youngjai Jun & Gunyoung Yoon – South Korea
  • Second place: Aurelien Deleuze, Pierre-Hugues Vallin & Robinson Mancaux – France
  • Third place: Cristian Polanco – Guatemala


Additional winners of the 2015 Michelin Challenge Design are (in alphabetical order):

  • Mehdi Alamdari & Ali Doostdar – Australia
  • Nicholas Lee Dunderdale – United Kingdom
  • Arjun Govil – India
  • Jean Hiss & Robin Apprioual – France
  • Jihwan Jung – South Korea
  • Marko Lukovic – Serbia
  • Marcos Magister & Sebastian Vereertbrugghen – Belgium
  • Jean-Thomas Mayer – France
  • Hankil Moon – South Korea
  • Siriphong Roongruengvuthikul – United Kingdom
  • Petar Vukovic – Serbia
  • Emre Yazici – Turkey

The top three are invited to attend the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as guests of Michelin and will be recognized during Michelin’s annual private Designer’s Reception. Michelin will display the designs of all 15 winners at the 2015 NAIAS in Detroit in January.

“The jury was highly impressed by the creativity and quality of design submitted and we spent considerable time trying to choose the top three from all of the excellent work,” said Stewart Reed, Michelin Challenge Design jury chairman and Chair of the Transportation Design Department, Art Center College of Design. “Michelin Challenge Design has become a widely known and highly respected design competition and designers realize the opportunity it provides to gain recognition in the design community worldwide through the competition.”


2015 Michelin Challenge Design Jury:
Stewart Reed, Chair, Transportation Design Department, Art Center College of Design, Consultant and Jury Chairman, Michelin Challenge Design
Rich Plavetich, General Manager, Design Business, Nissan Design America
Frank Saucedo, Director, General Motors Advanced Design Studio
Thomas Sycha, Design Manager, BMW Group Design, Europe
Freeman Thomas, Director, Strategic Design, Ford Motor Company
Mark Trostle, Head of SRT Design, Chrysler
Jason Wilbur, Manager, Honda Advanced Design Studio
Damien Michelin, Honorary Juror, Michelin North America

About Michelin
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,200 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.