You've already met the majority of this year's Core77 Design Awards jury captains in our first two announcements (here and here). As you know, these are the people that will be critiquing your work when you enter the Design Awards, which you should definitely do before March 20th. We're pleased to round out our search for the most prominent voices in contemporary design with the final five captains: Alongside their handpicked jury teams, these all-stars will be judging the Consumer Products, Furniture & Lighting, Soft Goods, Interaction and Transportation categories.Never fear—there's more excitement to be had. Stay tuned for our final jury team announcement coming this week. CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Location: New York, NY, USA
» Johan Liden
Aruliden // Principal of Industrial Design
Originally from Sweden, Johan began his U.S. experience by helping build fuseproject, a San Francisco based design firm, where he worked for clients such as Birkenstock, Nike, BMW, Nissan Herman Miller, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Toshiba. Johan later joined MAC Cosmetics, a division of the Estee Lauder Group, where he was responsible for developing multiple product lines. He was also invited to develop special product categories, including the Sean Jean fragrance, resulting in one of the most successful fragrance introductions to date. He was then recruited by Nike's Converse division, where he was responsible for shaping some of the most successful products we see today in the marketplace. Johan's work has been internationally recognized in museums, press and competitions alike.
FURNITURE & LIGHTINGLocation: Beijing, China
» Naihan LiNaihan Li & Co
Naihan moved to Beijing in the mid-80s and went on to study design and architecture at London's Bartlett School of Architecture (University College of London). Naihan returned to Beijing in 2004 to work in the studio of Ai Weiwei as coordinator for the Jinhua Architectural Park development in Zhejiang Province. Naihan opened her Beijing-based furniture design studio, NAIHAN LI & Co., in 2010 with the production of her first series of furniture The CRATES, which was nominated for the 2012 Design of the Year Award by the Design Museum in London. In 2012, Naihan collaborated with Melbourne-based Broached Commissions to produce the Armillary Whisky Bar, which led to her new series of hardwood furniture I AM A MONUMENT. In 2013, CRATES was featured in the inaugural collection exhibition of the Sifang Art Museum. Naihan was a featured designer at the 2011 Beijing Design Week and in 2012 and 2013 she produced a special exhibition that featured her RAWR innovation lab projects, the Caochangdi Pavillion projects designed by Ai Weiwei (2012) and Liu Wei (2013). She will have her first gallery exhibition in Los Angeles in March of 2014.
SOFT GOODSLocation: North Vancouver, Canada
» Carl MoriartyArc'teryx
Equipment // Design Director for Apparel
New Zealand born Industrial Designer Carl Moriarty is the Design Director for Apparel at Arc'teryx Equipment and has more than 12 years experience at the forefront of Apparel and Equipment Design. For the past seven years, he has been responsible for leading a talented in-house design team, which continues to set industry standards in design and innovation. Carl grew up in the hills around Wellington, New Zealand, before moving to Australia and studying Industrial Design at Swinburne University. As a student he was a two-time winner at the Victorian Design Awards and graduated with Honors in 1998. While visiting Squamish in 2000 Carl was offered seasonal work in the warehouse at Arc'teryx. This job eventually led to an internship in the Design Department, where he worked on the Equipment line, combining his understanding and passion from the mountains with an enthusiasm for design and manufacturing. In 2002, he returned New Zealand and the position of Equipment Designer at Mac Pac. In 2006 it was back to Vancouver and Arc'teryx with the opportunity to work with in the Apparel team.
INTERACTIONLocation: Treviso, Italy
» Aaron SiegelFabrica
// Head of Interaction and Online Experience
Aaron is a transdisciplinarian with a concentration in computational information design and interactive public art works. He received his BFA in Digital Media Art from the Cadre Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University in 2006, and his MFA in Design/Media Art from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. His motivation comes from interesting data sets, interfaces and urban spaces. He utilizes data visualization as a medium to explore complex systems, aiming to create aesthetic representations of data while fostering scientific empiricism. His work strives to display relationships and correlations within information systems that would remain unseen from any other perspective. He has created work for various institutions including the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Electroland, Directed Play, the MIT SENSEable City Laboratory and Facebook. He has exhibited work in Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Reno, Memphis, Indianapolis, Seattle, New York, Guadalajara, Madrid, Trieste, Heidelberg, Singapore and Rome. Aaron is currently the Head of Interaction and Online Experience at Fabrica.
TRANSPORTATIONLocation: Detroit, MI, USA
» Christine Park
General Motors // Cadillac
Exterior Lead Designer
Christine currently serves as Cadillac's lead exterior designer. She is responsible for designing Cadillac's future production vehicles and internal concept vehicles that shape the brand forward. Prior to her current position, Christine was a lead interior designer for Cadillac. She was responsible for the interior design theme of the 2010 Cadillac XTS Platinum concept, which she executed for the production 2013 Cadillac XTS. Ward's Automotive Report awarded the interior of the Cadillac XTS as the top ten best automotive interiors in 2013. Christine was also a lead team member on the Cadillac Ciel concept which unveiled at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Cadillac Ciel received public notoriety as one of the best luxury concept vehicles. She began her automotive design career at GM's advanced design studio in California and has been at GM since 2006. Christine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in transportation design from Art Center College of Design Pasadena, California.