About the Award
Six finalists were selected for the Lexus Design Award 2019. Their transformative solutions harness the power of design innovation to Design for a Better Tomorrow. The finalists advanced to develop working prototypes of their ground-breaking designs with mentorship from world-class creators. These prototypes were then debuted before the design world on the 8th of April at the Lexus Design Event held during Milan Design Week, where the Grand Prix winner was crowned by four highly respected design leaders.
The next-generation of designers were asked to consider how their creative ideas incorporate three fundamental principles from the Lexus brand: "Anticipate," "Innovate," and "Captivate," as well as how their design anticipates the needs of tomorrow's society. They were tasked with developing innovative designs that bring fresh imaginative solutions. At the same time, their ideas and designs needed to be captivating and engaging to the audience and more importantly, the assembled panel of esteemed judges.
This year’s finalists found original and inventive solutions which highlight the creative interplay between design and technology. The finalists’ concepts and designs feature a diverse range of innovative craftsmanship techniques, materials and applications. In many cases, they incorporate biodegradable materials, use renewable energy sources and reduce our carbon footprint.
Designer Rezzan Hasoglu, United Kingdom
Designer Jeffrey E. Dela Cruz, Philippines
Green Blast Jet Energy
Designer Dmitriy Balashov, Russia
Designer Shuzhan Yuan, China
Designer Prevalent (Ben Berwick), Australia
Discover more about the award and revisit the journey leading up to the climax at Milan Design Week where finalists competed for the Grand Prix award at the annual Lexus Design Event.
Lexus believes design has the power to change the world. See how the Lexus Design Award provides a platform for designers around the world to make their visions for change a reality.
Support for designers go beyond Lexus Design Award. See how one finalist's work became a CRAFTED FOR LEXUS product now sold at INTERSECT BY LEXUS locations around the world.
In an opportunity of a lifetime, six emerging designers have been selected as finalists to take part in a two-day workshop to prepare them for exhibition at Milan Design Week.
Emerging design talent and an acclaimed new media studio came together to create one amazing event at Milan Design Week for Lexus Design Event.
This year’s awards came to an exciting conclusion with the six finalists coming together at the Lexus Design Event, presented at Milan Design Week, to exhibit their new prototypes. From a total of 1,548 idea submissions from 65 countries across the globe, Lisa Marks was awarded the Grand Prix winner for her work “Algorithmic Lace”.