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. Finalists will be funded to build their prototypes with world-class mentors, and reach unparalleled exposure to the global design community and media.
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.”
Designs anticipate the needs of the user experience as well as benefit society, while demonstrating innovation with fresh, imaginative solutions, and captivate their audience.
With over 2,000 entries from 66 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.
Designer Kenji Abe, Japan
Designer Gayle Lee & Jessica Vea, New Zealand/Tonga
Designer Alina Holovatiuk,Ukraine
Designer Irmandy Wicaksono, Indonesia
Solar Desalination Skylight
Designers Henry Glogau, New Zealand - Austria
Terracotta Valley Wind
Designer Intsui Design, China
The Grand Prix trophy was designed by Hideki Yoshimoto. Yoshimoto was the 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.