TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 30, 2014) — Lexus announces the selection of 12 winners for the second Lexus Design Award, an international design competition that was launched on August 1 last year.

1,157 submissions were received during the application period, which ended on October 15, 2013. From that group, 12 winners have been selected after careful consideration by six judges. More details can be found at

The designers of two winning entries will create prototypes of their designs in close collaboration with one of two assigned mentors: Arthur Huang and Robin Hunicke. The two prototypes, together with panel displays of the other 10 winning entries, will be exhibited in the Lexus space at Milan Design Week in April.
The Lexus Design Award is an international competition that targets up-and-coming innovators from around the world. The Lexus Design Award is an opportunity for designers 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 world-enriching creators.


“Iris” Handblown glass lamp with an iridescent coating
(mentored by Robin Hunicke)
Sebastian Scherer / Germany
“Macian”  Kit to build more creative forts for kids
(mentored by Arthur Huang)
James Fox / UK
“Crane”  Bookshelf that creates a balancing game Group: Magenta/Israel
Ronen Bavly, Ornit Arnon
“DICECOVER” Interactive tool to encourage people to learn more about our planet Mansour Ourasanah / USA
“E-Wheel”  Electric wheel to power bicycles Phuoc Nguyen / Vietnam
“Flynote”  Elegantly designed record player Group: alDith/Italy
Aldo De Carlo (Italy), Judith Ccasa Caceres (Peru)
“Game of Space” Dynamic architectural space Group: IAO-architecture / China
 Nan Lei, Xinyi Wang
“JoyCarpet”  Interactive rug helps babies develop their potential Meng-Ling Yang / Taiwan
“Ooho!” Organic membrane to package liquids as water balls Group: Skipping Rocks Lab / Spain
 Rodrigo García González (Spain)
 Pierre Pasalier (France), Guillaume Couche (France)
“PAUSE” New design for telling time Group: Stuti & Rajeev / India
 Stuti Mazumdar, Rajeev Dave
“PIXIMOT” Interactive display formed from rotating wooden cubes Group: MAMIKIM & Co. / UK
“Sky Lighthouse” Interactive light that displays the colors of the sky Yoshiki Matsuyama / Japan



Nancy Hubbell
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