Contribution to Nurturing and Supporting Next Generation Creators

February 28, 2013 — Lexus announces the selection of 12winners for the 1st LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, an international design competition that was launched in October 2012.
1,243 submissions were received during the application period, which ended on December 31, 2012.From that group, 12 winners have been selected after careful consideration by six judges. More details can be found on the Lexus Global website (URL:
An additional two winners were selected as a consequence of the high quality of the application.
The designers of two winning entries will create prototypes of their designs in close collaboration with one of two assigned mentors Junya Ishigami and Sam Hecht. The two prototypes and also panel displays of the other 10winning entries will be exhibited in the Lexus space at the Milan Design Week in April 2013.
The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD is an international competition that targets next generation innovators around the world. The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD is an opportunity for designers around the globe to create work that is then displayed at one of the design calendar’s most important events. Through this initiative, Lexus hopes to nurture and support creators and enrich our world as a whole.

Winning Works

“INAHO”  tangent:
(Hideki Yoshimoto/Yoshinaka Ono) : Japan
(mentored by Sam Hecht)
“Making Porcelain With A ORIGAMI”   Hitomi Igarashi : Japan
(mentored by Junya Ishigami)
“Bscooter”  Goula / Figuera
(Álvaro Fernández-Goula/Pablo Figuera) : Spain
“Calm Kayak” Mani Zamani : Iran
“FLY”    Dear Cai
(Dong bo Cai/Zong Han Tsai) : Taiwan
“KLAVA lamp”    Rudy Davi : Italy
“Natural Motion for Natural Music” Moonchul Kim : Korea
“Slides Bridge”     zhufei
(Zhu Fei/Zhu Tian Hui) : China
“The drinking fountain”    ATELIER OPA
(Yuki Sugihara/Toshihiko Suzuki/Munetaka Ishikawa) : Japan
“Tumbleweed Desert” Shlomi Mir : Israel
“weaving a home”    Abeer Seikaly : Canada/Jordan
“World Clock”   Masafumi Ishikawa : Japan


Nancy Hubbell
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