Past Winners

Past Winners

JUDGES & MENTORS

To help finalists develop prototypes of their design, Lexus held a two-day workshop in January at the brand new INTERSECT BY LEXUS space in New York City.

Here, finalists received personal mentorship, inspiration and expert advice from the globally-acclaimed creators. The prototypes went on display in April at the Lexus Design Event hosted at Milan Design Week, where they were judged by four world-renowned design leaders who together selected the Lexus Design Award 2019 Grand Prix winner.

2019 JUDGES

Each year, Lexus works with a world-class panel of judges to select finalists who best embody Lexus' guiding principles. The six selected finalists will go on to receive individual mentorship from established global designers, prototype funding to bring their visions to life, and an invitation to exhibit at the Lexus Design Event during Milan Design Week, where one Grand Prix award winner will be announced by the judges.

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It has been thrilling to gain insight into how the next generation of designers translate new concepts and philosophies into innovative solutions to the fundamental concerns of today.
Sir David Adjaye
Architect and Lexus Design Award Judge

2019 MENTORS

Mentorship with globally renowned creators is one of the most attractive benefits of participating in the Lexus Design Award. Mentors follow the young designers for months, helping them bring the best out of their work for display at the Milan Design Week.

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What’s really interesting to see is how far they can push themselves; how far they can take themselves outside their comfort zone
Sebastian Wrong
Design Director, Established & Sons, Lexus Design Award Mentor
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