LEXUS ANNOUNCES THE 12 WINNERS OF THE 2014 LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
Lexus announces the selection of 12 winners for the second Lexus Design Award, an international design competition that was launched on August 1st, 2013.
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.
Among the winners, two will receive the unique opportunity to create a prototype of their project, with the help of two renowned designers: the game designer Robin Hunicke and architect Arthur Huang. These two designers have personally selected the two winners they will mentor, based on uniqueness, originality, relevance to the ‘Curiosity’ theme and the possibility of making a prototype.
Robin Hunicke selected “Iris”, from the German Sebastian Scherer, while Arthur Huang will be following up “Macian” by James Fox from UK. The winners will cooperate with their mentors through regular creative sessions.
Their prototypes will be displayed together with the other ten winning entries in the Lexus space at the Milan Design Week from April 9 to 13, 2014.
An award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 8 evening at Circolo Filologico Milanese where each winner will receive from Lexus International the 2014 Lexus Design Award trophy.
The winners are (in alphabetical order of project title):
“Crane” A book library that creates a game of balance.Magental (Ronen Bavly and Ornit Arron) Israel;
“DICECOVER” A playful tool that invites people to learn more about our planet.Mansour Ourasanah, USA;
“E-Wheel” An integrated electric wheel bases on all in one idea.Phuoc Nguyen, Vietnam
“Flynote” 150 years of musical evolution in just one product.alDith (Aldo De Carlo-Italy and Judith Ccasa Caceres-Peru), Italy
“Game of Space” The space of ambiguity of time-participating process.IAO-architecture ( Nan Lei and Xinyi Wang), China
“Iris” (mentored by Robin Hunicke) Hand-blown glass lamp with iridescent shimmering coating.Sebastian Scherer, Germany
“JoyCarpet” An interactive carpet that helps baby’s development.Meng-Ling Yang, Taiwan
“Macian” (mentored by Arthur Huang) A kit designed to aid the experience and curiosity of den building.James Fox, UK
“Ooho!” A water ball. Organic membrane packing for liquids.Skipping Rocks Lab (Rodrigo García González-Spain, Pierre Pasalier-France and Guillaume Couche-France), Spain / France
“PAUSE” A timepiece that redefines the perception of time telling Stuti & Rajeev (Stuti Mazumdar and Rajeev Dave), India
“PIXIMOT” An interactive display formed from rotating wooden cubes.MAMIKIM & Co. (Mami Kim and Joe Hardy), UK
“Sky Lighthouse” Lighting object with “colour of the sky’’ appeared from natural phenomena.Yoshiki Matsuyama, Japan
The Lexus Design Award is an international competition that targets next generation innovators from around the world. It represents an opportunity for designers to gain exposure at the Milan Design Week, one of the world’s leading design events. Through this initiative, Lexus hopes to nurture and support creators and enrich our world as a whole.