ŠKODA lighting design team wins one of the first People Awards from Car Design News

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ŠKODA lighting design team wins one of the first People Awards from Car Design News

› British online portal rewards lighting design for all current ŠKODA models

› Jury consisting of 17 internationally recognized car and design experts


ŠKODA’s lighting design team wins one of the first Car Design News People Awards. The team (from left to right): Martin Paclt (Senior Exterior Lighting Designer), Petr Nevřela (Lead Exterior Lighting Designer) and Michal Hess (Senior Exterior Lighting Designer). / More text via ots and www.presseportal.de/nr/28249 / The use of this image for editorial purposes is permitted subject to compliance with all the stated conditions of use and is therefore also free. Release with image rights notice only.
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› The People Awards is one of the most important design awards

ŠKODA’s lighting design team has received a prestigious People Award from the British online portal Car Design News (CDN). In the election, which was held for the first time, the Czech carmaker won over top competitors in the ‘Best Lighting Design Team’ category. Representatives from ŠKODA Design accepted the award at a gala dinner in London’s Leicester Square. The jury of 17 recognized international automotive and design experts awarded People Awards in 14 categories to personalities responsible for the final product design. ŠKODA was also one of the four finalists in the ‘Equality by Design’ category at this year’s award ceremony.

Mood, ease of use and communication through light

In the ‘Best Lighting Design Team’ category, Car Design News (CDN) honored car designers who use light to create a more pleasant atmosphere in the interior, to increase usability and driving comfort or to communicate with other road users. The Czech car manufacturer’s lighting design team triumphed over four top-class competitors. The 17 internationally recognized jury members from the automotive and design industry assessed the lighting design throughout the current ŠKODA product range and praised their unique lighting signature. In the battery-electric models of the ENYAQ iV family, this also features the Crystal Face with 131 LEDs, which, in addition to the vertical ribs, illuminate the horizontal beam of the ŠKODA grille. Before entering the vehicle, the Crystal Face together with the full LED matrix headlights and taillights create an animated welcome effect.

Awards for the ‘faces behind the product’

Presented for the first time, the People Awards honor individuals and teams in all areas of automotive design, rather than products, and aim to bring together young talent in the industry. The awards in 14 categories map every step of the design process and are open to all designers in the international automotive industry. The UK online portal Car Design News provides news, insight and background information to the global automotive design community.

Ulrich Bethscheider-Kieser Head of Product and Brand Communication Phone: +49 6150 133 121 Email: ulrich.bethscheider-kieser@skoda-auto.de

Julia Felling Content coordination and publications Phone: +49 6150 133 128 E-mail: julia.felling@skoda-auto.de

Original content from: Skoda Auto Deutschland GmbH, transmitted by news aktuell

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