Thank you very much for the great number of the works submitted for SANYO international Design Competition 2007. We received a total of 230 wonderful works from 24 foreign countries.
On July 25, the Final judging has been held and determined a Grand Prix and 4 Outstanding Product Awards at the office of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., in Tokyo. In addition, There are 4 Idea and technical Awards by SANYO.
We are very sorry that the announcement of the result of SANYO international Design Competition 2007 has been delayed. Thank you.

DESIGNTOPE administration office


Winners
Grand Prix

Title : air go round
Entrant : Gyotoku{Kanetsuki

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Tatsuyuki Gyotoku: Designer@
Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1975@
Finished Master Degree in the field of Product Design at Chiba University Graduate School of Science and Technology
Work at SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION

Naoe Kanetsuki: Designer @
Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1975@
Finished Master Degree in the field of Product Design at Chiba University Graduate School of Science and Technology@
Work at TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

After graduation, they have started working together under the group called "Gyotoku+Kanetsuki".



Comments by Jury (I: Mr. Iwasaki, S: Ms.Shibata)
I: Beautifully illustrates the invisible gwater that cleans the airh through a series of movements. It is a forward-looking idea presented through a highly original design which is completely removed from the general tendencies of the existing, packaged air purification systems.
S: I evaluated it highly for visually presenting a technology through a soft, gentle design. Its elegant expression beautifully matches the scenes suggested for its use. The design has no sense of awkwardness and is easy to understand.

Outstanding Product Awards

Title : nature pot
Entrant : Oh Seung Jae, Lee Do Myeong, Jo Ha Jin

Comments by Jury (I: Mr. Iwasaki, S: Ms.Shibata)
I: This proposed design adjusts the ozone concentration of the room and sterilizes the air. It is a function that is unfamiliar to most and cannot be seen by the naked eye. But the clear manner of expression allows one to understand it intuitively.
S: The attractiveness of the form adds persuasive force to the proposed idea.
There was somewhat of a lack of reality in using this design as a unit. I would like to have seen more ingenuity in showing how it appears when used as a group or as an interlocked structure.

 

Title : luminous umbrella
Entrant : Kugaku Sekita

I: The proposed design not only offers visibility in the rain, as can be easily imagined by anyone, but also allows one to brighten the dark, bleakness of the rainy streets. The simple strength of the idea which evokes a sense of hope and possibility allows us to easily identify with it.
S: The idea embodies kindness and consideration.
If the form were designed in a way that is different from that of regular umbrellas, the proposal could be even more convincing.

 

Title : WATER ELECTROLYZER
Entrant : Daisuke Kawai

I: The idea makes use of the easy manageability and safe nature of electrolyzed water. It presents, with clarity, one of the ways in which technology can be used by man. I would like to have seen more effort toward communicating the clarity of the concept through its design.
S: I believe the attraction of this design is in the simplicity of the idea behind it. If such simplicity and the clean, fresh nature of water were attractively expressed in the design, I believe it would have created an even stronger and clearer message that would strikes a chord in many people.

 

Title : kaya
Entrant : Kazunori Koishi

I: A decade ago, the idea of having a gclean roomh in a regular home only existed in the world of science fiction. But now, it has become a real possibility.
S: Combining new technology with a classical idea of a mosquito net has successfully allowed for deeper understanding of the concept.
I believe that by presenting scenes for using this idea that conjures up richer, more positive images of everyday living situation, the idea would become even more attractive.


Technique & Idea Awards
The following 4 entries have been selected to receive the SANYO Technique & Idea Award for being bright unique ideas from the technical/business standpoint.


Title : Air plant
Entrant : Kazunori Kusuki

Comment by SANYO Electric
Among the many dress hanger type air purifiers proposed, high evaluation was given to this entry for its excellent expression. Indicating the current operating condition by illumination is very clever. Visually simulated introduction of sterilization/deodorizing functions is excellent.

 

Title : WATER ELECTROLYZER
Entrant : Daisuke Kawai

Comment by SANYO Electric
High evaluation was given to this entry for the straightforwardness and meticulousness given to the expression of ideas. How to utilize electrolyzed water, a product of our superior water technology, is explained with clarity. Usage and functions are introduced in a way that will make people feel easy and comfortable using this product.

 

Title : air go round
Entrant : Gyotoku{Kanetsuki

Comment by SANYO Electric
High evaluation was given to the freshness of the expression shown in this entry which overturns the fixed image of a conventional package type air conditioner. Rotating while purifying the air will be pleasing to the eye and its unique air purifying mechanism is also very impressive.

 

Title : Share loop
Entrant : Tetsuya

Comment by SANYO Electric
High evaluation was given to this entry proposing an innovative business model which takes advantage of the low self-discharge characteristics of "eneloop." It is a great idea to install battery chargers in public spaces to encourage people to experience the joy of sharing "eneloop."