GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has selected designers from Brazil, South Korea, India and China as the winners of the 2020 Michelin Challenge Design competition, which sought entries on the theme "Upcycling."
The theme challenged artists, designers, engineers, architects and creatives worldwide to take inspiration or elements from previously honored Michelin Challenge Design entries and create an upcycled design that added environmental, societal or economic value.
This was the 20th Challenge Design competition, Michelin said. During the past two decades the competition has received more than 14,000 entries from 134 countries.
The theme for the 2021 Challenge Design will be announced in early August.
The 2020 winners are:
- First Place: Dayvid Almeida of Brazil for his entry, "Volkswagen MUT.E";
- Second Place: Young Jae Kim of South Korea and Dinesh Raman of India for "FarGo"; and
- Third Place: Chen Mango, from China, for his entry: "Michelin Moving Space."
Mr. Almeida said: "It is really important to think about mobility as a complex organism that we could design for our future. The first thought about Upcycle was the idea to make something great and add the value of the solutions that nature has developed.
"I am very grateful for this kind of challenge, for the importance that you give us designers to imagine the future of the mobility. I think for me and for a lot of people in the auto industry, they say Michelin Challenge Design is the most important in the world. It is very important because it brings innovative solutions."