LEXUS

JUDGES

Throughout the competition, judges renowned in design and various related fields, deliberate over thousands of entries to select four prototype winners, eight panel finalists and the eventual grand prix winner.

MENTORS

Globally well-known creators, the Mentors assist the four prototype winners to bring their ideas to life.

LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2018

CO -

Through the Lexus Design Award, 12 finalists will have their visions showcased to the world at Milan Design Week 2018. An experience of a lifetime awaits for 4 of these finalists, who will receive funding and work with world-renowned design mentors to bring their vision for a better world to life and share it in-person at Milan.

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2017

THE CREATIVE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR IDEAS

AWARD PRIZES

Winners will have the opportunity to receive the unique mentorship by the worldly known top designers to develop their prototype with supported funds. Also all finalists will have their work displayed at Milan Design Week and may continuously receive global exposure at Lexus events and venues around the world.

12 Finalists

1 Grand Prix Winner
(selected from the prototype winners)
4 Prototype Winners
(selected from the finalists)
8 Panel Finalists
Mentor sessions with top designers to develop prototype.
Production budget of 3 million JPY (over $25K)
Invitation and display your designs at Milan Design Week. *Note: Only one person per entry will be invited, regardless of whether the winning works are submitted by an individual or a group.

2018 CREATIVE THEME

This year’s creative theme for the Lexus Design Award 2018 is "CO-," a Latin prefix meaning with or together in harmony. Lexus believes that great design can ensure the harmonious coexistence of nature and society. In that sense, “CO-" is an approach that allows the brand to explore its true potential and that of the environment by creating new possibilities through collaboration, coordination and connection. Now, young designers get their turn for "CO-" to inspire them to conceive a better world.

SCHEDULE

  1. Call for Entries – Application Period
    July 24th – Oct 8th 2017
    SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN
  2. Finalist Screening Session
    mid Nov
  3. Announcement of 12 Finalists
    Jan 2018
  4. Milan Design Week – Grand Prix Winner Announcement
    Apr 17th – 22nd 2018

ABOUT LEXUS DESIGN AWARD

First launched in 2013, the Lexus Design Award is an international platform to identify and recognize the next generation of global creators and designers. Imagination, Craftsmanship and Design has always been a fundamental part of Lexus brand. At Lexus, we believe in the power of creativity to change the world and build a better future. The award seeks to foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers and creators whose works can help to shape a better future.

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First launched in 2013 to help stimulate ideas for a better world with Lexus supporting up-and-coming designers and creators worldwide.

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