LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2017
First launched in 2013, the Lexus Design Award is an international design competition that targets up-and-coming creators from around the world. 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.
THEME FOR 2017 - YET
“At Lexus, our Yet philosophy gives us the courage to combine elements that at first seem incompatible – superior ride comfort YET exhilarating driving dynamics – for example. With Yet, we don't compromise; we harmonize to create synergy that reveals unexpected yet amazing new possibilities. Yet is the catalyst that triggers breakthroughs, the spark that ignites an explosion of creative potential. Yet drives Lexus to explore visionary frontiers of design and technology that will shape tomorrow's mobility” said Lexus International Executive Vice-President Yoshihiro Sawa.
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU
Global scale exposure
1 Grand Prix Winner
(selected from the four prototype winners)
4 Prototype Winners
(selected from the twelve Finalists)
8 Panel Finalists
Receive mentoring and have your works prototyped and exhibited at Milan Design Week. 8 finalists will have their work displayed at Milan Design Week in panel displays, while 4 finalists will prototype their designs, mentored by globally recognized designers. Lexus may support for the Lexus Design Award winners goes beyond Milan Design Week with global exposure at Lexus events and venues around the world.
Designer and Architect
Elena Manferdini, founder and owner of Atelier Manferdini, with offices in Venice,California, has completed design, art and architectural projects in the United States, Europe and Asia including the Pavilion of the Museum of Contemporary Art in LosAngeles. Her firm has collaborated with internationally renowned companies such as Swarovski, and Sephora and her work has been featured in journals and publications including Elle, Vogue and the New York Times. Currently Graduate Chair at the Southern California Institute of Architecture she exhibits internationally and lectures widely having spoken at MIT, Princeton, Tsinghua University and Bauhaus. She was recently awarded the 2013 COLA Fellowship to support the production of original artwork. In 2011 she received a prestigious annual grant from United States Artists (USA) and her Blossom design for Alessi received the Good Design Award.
Artists and Architects
In 2008 Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen founded Snarkitecture, a collaborative and experimental practice operating in territories between art and architecture. Sharing a mutual interest in the intersection of art and architecture since their student days together at Cooper Union in New York, their first commission was for Dior Homme. Deriving its name from Lewis Carroll's fanciful poem “The Hunting of the Snark”, Snarkitecture designs permanent, architectural scale projects and functional objects with new and imaginative purposes, creating moments of wonder and interaction that allow people to engage directly with the surrounding environment. Transforming the familiar into the extraordinary, Snarkitecture makes architecture perform the unexpected.
INTRODUCING YOUR JUDGES
Jury representing design and various fields
Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect.
Senior curator in the department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, NYC.
Design and architecture curator at Hong Kong's upcoming M+ Museum for visual culture.
Chief Editor of designboom
German-born industrial designer and co-founder and chief editor of designboom.com.
Author of Hello World: Where Design Meets Life and design critic for the New York Times and Frieze.
Executive Vice President of Lexus International
Held a number of design related position since joining Toyota Motor Corporation became Executive Vice President of Lexus International in April 2016
Aug 10 – Oct 16th 2016
Your entry for Lexus Design Award 2017 will be accepted from August 10 through October 16.
FINALIST SCREENING SESSION
Mentors and judges will gather at Intersect by Lexus- Tokyo to hold a screening session to select finalist nominees
ANNOUCMENT OF WINNERS
12 designs will be announced as finalists; 4 of these finalists are chosen to produce prototypes of their design under the mentorship of globally recognized creators with funds
Milan Design Week
4 Prototypes featured as part of Lexus exhibition along with panel presentations form other 8 finalists
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