PROGRAM DETAILS

Lexus invites today’s emerging design leaders to ‘Design for a Better Tomorrow’ for an extraordinary chance to achieve recognition on the world stage.

THE BRIEF

Concepts must anticipate a challenge of the future, address that challenge with an innovative solution, and captivate the imagination with its exceptional design.

FOR WHO?

Open to professionals, students and design enthusiasts around the world. Entrants are individuals who have reached the age of majority in their home country. Last year, creators from 66 countries submitted design proposals, many of which leveraged the power of technology to design for a better tomorrow. The submissions spanned across the categories of Industrial Design, Architecture, Technology/Engineering, Interior Design, and Fashion Design.

PRIZES

6 Finalists will present their works to a panel of esteemed judges and one Grand Prix Winner will be selected.

Before the Grand Prix selection, Finalists will have a workshop with world-class design professionals serving as Mentors to develop their prototypes. There will be continual follow-up by the Mentors as the Finalists develop their designs into physical prototypes. Prototype production cost up to 3 million JPY (over $25,000 USD), including tax, is covered. Six finalists will also have an opportunity to expand their professional horizons by engaging the four judges in dialogue, one-on-one.

JUDGING

The Judges will select 6 Finalists from the Entries received. The shortlist and Finalists will be selected based on the following judging criteria:
・ How the design can enhance the happiness of everyone.
・How the design embodies the three principles of the Lexus brand -
Anticipate, Innovate, and Captivate.

JUDGES 2022

Each year, Lexus works with a world-class panel of Judges to select finalists who best embody the Lexus Guiding Principle. The Judges are some of today's most influential figures in art, design, and technology.

Past Judges include luminaries such as Aric Chen (2013 - 2017), and Sir David Adjaye (2017 - 2018).

PAOLA ANTONELLI

SENIOR CURATOR, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, MOMA, NY

MENTORS 2022

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 leading up to the Grand Prix Winner selection.

Past mentors include Jaime Hayon (2019), Neri & Hu (2015 - 2017), and Snarkitecture (2016 - 2017).

SAM BARON

DESIGNER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR, SAM BARON & CO

AWARD MILESTONES

The 6 finalist will be screened and determined in December 2021. These Finalists will develop their prototypes with their assigned Mentor for the Grand Prix Selection Event with the Grand Prix Winner announced afterwards. See below for the full program timeline.

OFFICIAL RULES

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS & PRIVACY POLICY

For details regarding intellectual property rights, privacy policy, and more,
please see the Official Rules.

QUESTIONS?

Please send your inquiries to
office@lexusdesignaward.com

Please include ‘LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022’ in the subject line (English text only).

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