EyesOn Design and the DIO Celebrate Design During Father’s Day Weekend


Detroit MI, May 11th, 2010 – EyesOn Design and the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO) will host its 23rd EyesOn Design event on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. This year’s theme is “The Evolution of an Automobile Design”. The annual event is a celebration of world class design in the area of transportation. The event supports the DIO’s mission of providing assistance for the visually impaired and preserving vision through education and research.

Hosted by the EyesOn Design event committee, community volunteers and some of the automotive industry’s most recognized designers, the events typically include the Eve of Eyes Designers’ Night, the Vision Honored award dinner, and the EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition. Earlier this year, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology announced that Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Nissan Motor Company Ltd, has been elected as the 2010 Lifetime Design Achievement Award winner for the EyesOn Design Automotive Exhibit. The DIO also announced that Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, will be the Honorary Chairman.

“The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology is best known for working closely with patients in the United States who have macular degeneration, and the work that is being done here is world renowned. We believe that through the EyesOn Design events, we can continue to support our community as well as celebrate design at its highest level”, said Bernadette Lussier, 2010 EyesOn Design event Chairman. 2010 corporate partners and sponsors include several of the world’s leading brands, including Audi, Bridgestone, Honda, Lear, Michelin, Nissan, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Toyota. All proceeds from EyesOn Design events benefit the DIO, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, and its programs for the visually impaired and blind.

About EyesOn Design

The “Eyes” show began life as the “Eyes on the Classics” car show 23 years ago. In 1987, the three domestic auto company vice presidents were Tom Gale at Chrysler Corp, Chuck Jordan at General Motors, and Jack Telnack at Ford Motor Co. All three remain active supporters of the DIO and of the car show. After several years, these individuals worked with the DIO to change the event name to “EyesOn Design”, which was a better representation of an international celebration of fine automotive design of the past, present and future. EyesOn Design focuses on the design process which has many influencing factors—including movies, architecture, music, graphic arts, urban design, and product design. For more information on EyesOn Design events, please call (313) 824-4710, or visit www.eyesondesigncarshow.com

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