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Lexus announces 12 winners for its 1st Lexus Design Award

Lexus announces the selection of 12 winners for the 1st LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, an international design competition that was launched in October 2012, aimed is contribution to nurturing and supporting next generation creators.

“weaving a home” Abeer Seikaly: Jordan/Canada

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, included, Designer Jaime Hayón, Architect Toyo Ito, Birgit Lohmann, Chef Editror Designboom, Curators Paola Antonelli and Aric Chen and Kiyotaka Ise, President of Lexus International. An additional two winners were selected as a consequence of the high quality of the application.

“Making Porcelain With an ORIGAMI” (mentored by Junya Ishigami) Hitomi Igarashi: Japan

“Bscooter” Goula / Figuera (Álvaro Fernández-Goula / Pablo Figuera): Spain

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 10 winning entries will be exhibited in the Lexus space at the Milan Design Week in April 2013.

“INAHO” (mentored by Sam Hecht) tangent (Hideki Yoshimoto/Yoshinaka Ono): Japan

“KLAVA lamp” Rudy Davi: Italy

The Awarded projects included: “INAHO” (mentored by Sam Hecht) tangent (Hideki Yoshimoto/Yoshinaka Ono) : Japan “Making Porcelain With an ORIGAMI” (mentored by Junya Ishigami)    Hitomi Igarashi : Japan “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 : Jordan / Canada “World Clock” Masafumi Ishikawa : Japan

“The drinking fountain” ATELIER OPA (Yuki Sugihara / Toshihiko Suzuki / Munetaka Ishikawa): Japan

“Calm Kayak” Mani Zamani: Iran

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.

“World Clock” Masafumi Ishikawa: Japan

“Tumbleweed Desert” Shlomi Mir: Israel

“Natural Motion for Natural Music” Moonchul Kim: Korea

“FLY” Dear Cai (Dong Bo Cai / Zong Han Tsai): Taiwan

“Slides Bridge” zhufei (Zhu Fei / Zhu Tian Hui): China

Source: Lexus Visit the Lexus Design Awards website
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