Lexus Design
Award 2020

Lexus Design
Award 2020

Design for a
Better Tomorrow

ANTICIPATE. INNOVATE. CAPTIVATE.

Design for a
Better Tomorrow

ANTICIPATE. INNOVATE. CAPTIVATE.

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 to the global design community and media.

Guiding Principles

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.

2020 GRAND PRIX WINNER
DISCOVER
Open Source Communities
Designer BellTower, Kenya
THE FINALISTS

With over 2,000 entries from 79 countries, six Finalists were selected for their 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.

Biocraft

Designer Sutherlin Santo, USA

Feltscape

Designers Théophile Peju & Salvatore Cicero, France/Italy

Flash Pak

Designer Yaokun Wu, China

L.I.C.K.

Designer Irina Samoilova, Russia

Pursewit

Designer Aqsa Ajmal, Pakistan

LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2021

Call for entries are now closed. Please look forward to our announcement of the finalists in January 2021.

Official Rules
2020
JUDGES &
MENTORS

World-renowned design leaders from varied backgrounds come together to nurture the next generation of designers.
Lexus Design Award 2021 Judges and Mentors have been announced. Learn more.

JUDGES
Jeanne Gang
John Maeda
Paola Antonelli
Simon Humphries

MENTORS
Philippe Malouin
Bethan Gray
Joe Doucet
Shohei Shigematsu


LEARN MORE
JOURNEY OF
THE FINALISTS

Explore more about LDA 2020 and revisit the journey of our finalists leading up to the Grand Prix winner announcement.

2020 Grand Prix trophy

The Grand Prix trophy was designed by Hideki Yoshimoto. Yoshimoto was a winner in the first Lexus Design Award in 2013 and has become a successful designer based in London working with a number of global brands. The trophy design incorporates his engineering background and commitment to takumi craftsmanship.

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