DESIGN AWARD

WHERE IMAGINATION & CRAFTSMANSHIP MEET

We believe in the power of creativity to change the world.

Since 2013, the annual Lexus Design Award has supported designers and creators to foster ideas and innovation that help shape a better future.

  • CO-
    • THEME FOR 2018

    • “CO-” is a Latin word that means “with” or “together in harmony”. As the theme for the Lexus Design Award 2018, it reflects the importance of interdependence and seeks to inspire a better world through the harmonious coexistence of nature and society.

  • SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES NOW

    With an open mind and the right approach, we can cooperate with our surroundings to unlock its extraordinary potential.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to share your take on new design possibilities through collaboration with society and the environment. Finalists will receive extensive support from Lexus towards materialising their concepts and will also get to showcase their prototypes at Milan Design Week 2018.

    Submit your ideas centered around the theme of “CO-” now.

    Applications close on 8 Oct 2017.

    SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS AT Designboom.com

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017

 

  • This April, Lexus participated at the world’s biggest design event for the 10th year, highlighting the brand’s enduring passion for innovative design and craftsmanship.

    The Lexus pavilion at Milan Design Week housed the work of the 12 finalists of the Lexus Design Award 2017. Their conceptual designs and prototypes revealed how they would apply the ‘YET’ philosophy in original and innovative ways.

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LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

2017 PROTOTYPE WINNERS

  • PIXEL


    HIROTO YOSHIZOE

    Japan

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    GRAND
    PRIX
    WINNER
  • Having nothing,
    and yet possessing everything.

    AHRAN WON

    Korea

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  • Player’s
    Pflute

    JIA WU

    China

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  • Structural Color
    - Static Yet Changing

    JESSICA FÜGLER

    United States

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THE PROTOTYPE WINNERS

From the 12 Panel Finalists, four designers were selected to prototype their designs with the help of mentors, globally recognized as renowned designers.

The Grand Prix Winner of Lexus Design Award 2017 – PIXEL by Hiroto Yoshizoe – was announced at the Milan Design Week in April 2017.

AHRAN WON / Korea

Mentor: Neri & Hu

Having nothing yet everything.

What is the meaning of objects in our lives? This moving capsule goes beyond its function as a container, and enables minimalist living through its mobility and multi-functionality.

HIROTO YOSHIZOE / Japan

Mentor: Snarkitecture

A structure to experience the existence of light yet shadow.

Whether it is a sparkling chandelier or sunlight pouring into a dark room, light and shadow exist as contrasting elements in our daily life. By converting light and shadow into clear, sensible forms, PIXEL lets you experience their intertwining relationship.

JIA WU / China

Mentor: Max Lamb

Vegetable yet a musical instrument that creates a fun learning experience.

This modular system helps children explore music, connecting them with everyday objects through imaginative invention and musical creativity. Consisting of different mouthpieces, hole-punchers and connectors, children are able to create musical instruments from everyday objects.

JESSICA FÜGLER / United States

Mentor: Elena Manferdini

Static yet changeable structure, depending on viewpoint.

In nature, color is created when light is bent by microscopic structural features such as the cells in bird feathers. This project abstractly manifests this structural color phenomena through large scale structures whose surfaces are altered based on the viewer’s perspective.

LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

2016 GRAND PRIX WINNER AND RUNNER UPS

2016 GRAND PRIX WINNER AND RUNNER UPS

The theme for 2016 was ANTICIPATION and it drew over 1,232 entries from 73 countries. Discover the prototypes of the top 4 entries with their exploration of the unpredictable.

Amam

Japan

A project exploring how agar, a gelatinous material obtained from the marine algae, can be used as an environmentally friendly packaging materials alternative to plastic.

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Myungsik Jang

Korea

A block toy which can be freely combined using bands, holes, and pegs to stimulate each child’s imagination.

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Angelena Laura Fenuta

Canada-based Italian designer

A special cut of garment, applying modular principles to textiles, which allows creating different fashions outfits.

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Studio Ayaskan

UK-based Turkish designers

A clock that uses a liquid with UV rays and discoloration properties allowing us to visualize the passing time.

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