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Yves Behar, Fuseproject Clean Up in Spark Design Awards Competition

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Remember when we told you about the Spark Awards, “the world’s first multi-level design competition?” Chaired by Pentagram’s Kit Hinrichs, the 14-member Spark Awards jury has deemed 84 of the just over 360 entries worthy of a bronze, silver, gold, or Spark!, which you can tell from the exclamation point is superior to gold (and much more sparkly). Of the outstanding 17 designs that were awarded the coveted Spark!, an impressive four (23.5%!) are the work of Yves Behar and fuseproject: our favorite urban condom dispenser, the Swarovski Morpheus chandelier (now floating just inside the entrance to the new Museum of Arts and Design), the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XOXO laptop, and the OLPC Yoyo laptop charger. Behar and Fuseproject also took home a gold, four silvers, and a bronze. And so it’s appropriate that all of the winning entries are on view through December in fuseproject’s backyard—more specifically, at the Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco. If you’re not going to San Francisco, check out the winners in the newly posted Spark Awards 2008 Winner gallery, where other Spark!worthy designs to check out include a meshy mobile performance venue, a super sustainable shipping container called treepac, and David Chavez‘s braille wristwatch.

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