About the Award
Lexus Design Award calls upon young creative talent around the world to “Design for a Better Tomorrow”. Since 2013, this international design competition has provided the chance of a lifetime for up-and-coming designers to win the prestigious award for innovative design excellence, fund and build their prototype with world-class mentors, and reach unparalleled exposure by exhibiting at Milan Design Week.
Through the “Design for a Better Tomorrow” directive, we’re looking for design that goes beyond the mastery of shape, form and function, and becomes a solution to overcome challenges by incorporating three principles fundamental to Lexus: “Anticipate. Innovate. Captivate.” As with "Solgami", the 2019 LDA Finalist shown above, designs anticipate the needs of the user experience as well as benefit society, while demonstrating innovation with fresh, imaginative solutions, and captivate their audience.
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 Sutherlin Santo, USA
Designers Théophile Peju & Salvatore Cicero, France, Italy
Designer Yaokun Wu, China
Designer Irina Samoilova, Russia
Open Source Communities
Designer BellTower, Kenya
Designer Aqsa Ajmal, Pakistan
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PRIZES, JUDGING CRITERIA, AND THIS YEAR'S SCHEDULE.
Explore more about LDA 2020 and revisit the journey of last year's LDA leading up to the climax at Milan Design Week, where finalists competed for the Grand Prix at the annual Lexus Design Event.
Hear from our newest Judges and Mentors about their thoughts on this year's global competition.
Learn about the first Lexus Design Award winner, Hideki Yoshimoto, and how his career has taken off with the support of Lexus.
Lexus believes design has the power to change the world. See how past Lexus Design Awards provided 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 a 2013 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 were 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 2019.