An international competition that targets next generation innovators around the world. Lexus welcomed innovators and called for “DESIGN” that responds to various issues in daily life in relation to “Motion”, and provides solutions. The official launch was announced at the Lexus booth during TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK on October 30, 2012.
Submissions to the Lexus Design Award closed on December 31, 2012.
Thank you to everyone for your submissions.
The ten winners will be announced in late February here at the Lexus International website. Also, two innovative entries among the ten selected winners from around the world will work with world-famous designers as “mentors” and make prototypes from their ideas. The ten winners' works and the 2 prototypes will be exhibited during Milan Design Week in 2013. Lexus hopes to contribute to nurturing and supporting next generation creators who enrich our world.
The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD is an opportunity for young and ambitious design visionaries to learn from some of the industry's great luminaries; and to have their work displayed at one of the world's great design venues. Learn. Create. Display - with the support of Lexus, Creating Amazing.
The theme of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2012 is motion - a word and concept directly connected to people's everyday lives. Under this theme, Lexus welcomes innovators and calls for works that display a deep understanding of Lexus design, uniquely interpret concepts and provide original perspectives on and solutions to various issues of daily life. Lexus welcomes designers' from all fields, such as architecture, product design and fashion.
* In the case of individual applicants, the winner will be invited. In the case of group applicants, up to two people will be invited.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Hecht founded Industrial Facility, his studio, with long-time collaborator Kim Colin in 2002. Hecht has designed for the likes of Panasonic, Muji and Droog, receiving numerous awards. Having previously worked for architect David Chipperfield and IDEO, Hecht believes in the importance of design as a means of simplifying lives in an inspirational way.
Born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1974, he graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with an M.F.A.in Architecture. His public works include Kanagawa Institute of Technology KAIT workshop (Atsugi) , and yohji yamamoto New York gansevoort street store (New York). In 2005, he created the furniture and also worked as special designer for Lexus L-finesse Modern Japanese Art Meets Automotive Design. Awards include the BCS Prize in 2009, the Golden Lion Award in part of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2010 and the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award in Japan in 2012. He is the author of Another Scale of Architecture and other books.
She joined The Museum of Modern Art in 1994 and is a Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, as well as MoMA's Director of Research and Development. Her first exhibition for MoMA, Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design (1995), was followed by Thresholds. She has lectured the World Economic Forum in Davos, and she has served on several international architecture and design juries. Her goal is to insistently promote design's understanding, until its positive influence on the world is fully acknowledged and exploited. She is currently working on several shows on contemporary design; and on Design Bites, a book about foods from all over the world appreciated as examples of outstanding design.
Originally from the United States, Chen is the newly appointed Curator of Design and Architecture at M+, the future museum for visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong. Before that, he served as Creative Director of Beijing Design Week in 2011 and 2012. He had earlier been an independent curator and design writer in New York, contributing to dozens of publications including The New York Times, Metropolis, Fast Company, Architectural Record, and PIN-UP
Born in Madrid in 1974. His unique style was first fully exposed in ‘Mediterranean Digital Baroque' at London's David Gill Gallery, followed by many exhibitions and installations set up in major galleries and museums worldwide. And Times magazine included Hayon as one of the 100 most relevant creators of our times. He has worked on design projects for very diverse clients including Baccarat and Fritz Hansen. He has won numerous international awards including Elle Deco International Award 2006.
Born in 1941. He graduated from the University of Tokyo, Department of Architecture in 1965. Main Works: Sendai Mediatheque, Tama Art University Library (Hachioji), The Main Stadium for the World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung (Taiwan R.O.C). Under development: Multimedia Complex on the site of Gifu University's School of Medicine (tentative), Taichung Metropolitan Opera House (Taiwan R.O.C), etc. His honors include Architectural Institute of Japan Prize, Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement from the 8th International Architecture Exhibition “NEXT” at the Venice Biennale, Royal Gold Medal from The Royal Institute of British Architects, etc.
Chief editor of designboom
Born in Hamburg. She studied industrial design in Florence before moving to Milan, where she has lived and worked, since 1987. She practiced as a designer and product development manager for a number of Italian architects and master designers. She has also worked as a design historian for justice departments and international auction houses. As a researcher and lecturer, she has conducted seminars on industrial design at a number of prestigious international universities. In 1999 she co-founded designboom, where she is currently Chief editor, Head of educational programming and curator for international exhibitions.
President of Lexus International
Born in 1955. He graduated master degree of precision engineering, Kyoto University. In 1980, he joined Toyota Motor Corporation. And he has worked for Lexus from 2007. Now, he is the President of Lexus International.