LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2012
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C A L L - F O R - E N T R I E S

designboom in collaboration with LEXUS

 

 

Lexus created the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, an international design competition,
to help nurture young creators who could produce 'DESIGN' that enriches our world.
The award looks for entries from young designers around the world and begins calling
for entries for the first competition on October 30 (Tuesday), 2012.

 

 

 

 

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01-Introduction to the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD

 

Lexus was launched in the United States in 1989 as a premium car brand from Japan.
As a truly global premium car brand with the vision of Progressive Luxury,
Lexus has been pursuing and presenting different values from those of conventional luxury cars.
We have been striving not only to create a more luxurious experience through automobiles,
but also to help in solving many issues that have come along the way. Lexus thinks that 'DESIGN'
is a process in problem solving and a solution to shape a better society and future.

Lexus is announcing the creation of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD to nurture and support
future creators who can enrich the world. Unlike most awards, the goal is not winning the award.
By providing the opportunity to embody unique ideas, create and exhibit prototypes
through sessions with world-famous designers as mentors, we hope to help young talent flourish. 

We welcome designers from all fields: architecture, product design, fashion.
We’re looking for 'DESIGN' that goes beyond the mastery of shape,
form and function, and becomes a process and solution to overcome challenges.

 

 

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02 - Theme and Overview of the Award

 

MOTION

The theme for the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2012 is 'Motion.'

Our daily lives are continuously filled with motion. The motion of things, the motion of people.
Moving people’s hearts. Shifting consciousness. Moving information, society and time.
Leaving lingering effects. Triggering chain reactions. It’s a theme that Lexus will keep working on. 

How to define 'Motion' is up to you. We’re looking for 'DESIGN' that responds to various issues
in daily life in relation to 'Motion' and provides solutions.

The application period of the first LEXUS DESIGN AWARD is from
October 30 (Tuesday), 2012 to December 31 (Monday), 2012.
Ten entries will receive awards. 

The creators of two entries selected among the ten award winners will produce prototypes
over a period of about two months. The two prototypes, and panel displays for the other
eight-awarded designs, will be exhibited in the Lexus space in the Milan Design Week held in April 2013. 

During the two-month production period of the prototypes, the creators of two selected entries will
each be given the opportunity to have sessions with a world-famous designer acting as a 'mentor.'
Sam Hecht (England) and Junya Ishigami (Japan) will serve as the mentors for the first LEXUS DESIGN AWARD.

 

 


junya ishigami, one of the mentors of the LEXUS design award, talks about his work, the prospect of finding new talent and how the theme 'MOTION'
reflects our current culture
video © LEXUS

 

 


sam hecht, one of the mentors of the LEXUS design award, gives an in-depth interview on the theme 'MOTION' and how being an mentor can enrich the finalists results

video © LEXUS

 

 

 

 

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03 - Prize/Benefits

 

The creators of the 10 award-winning entries will be invited to the Milan Design Week.
In the case of individual applicants, the winner will be invited. In the case of group applicants,
up to two group members will be invited.

We will request the creators of two entries from the award winners to produce prototypes.
We will provide up to 5 million yen each to cover production costs for the prototypes.
During the two months of the production period, we will provide opportunities to participate
in the sessions with an assigned mentor, either Sam Hecht or Junya Ishigami.

The two prototypes and the panel displays of the other eight-awarded designs
will be exhibited in the Lexus space at the Milan Design Week.

And as always, designboom will publish an exhaustive results report.

 

 

 

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04 - Judges

 

1     Paola Antonelli, Curator
2     Aric Chen, Curator 
3     Jaime Hayon, Artist/Designer   
4     Toyo Ito, Architect 
5     Birgit Lohmann, Chief editor of designboom

6     Kiyotaka Ise, President of Lexus International

 

The judges will select 10 winners from the entries.

 

 

 

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05- Judging Criteria


Depth of understanding of the ideas of Lexus 'DESIGN.' Uniqueness in interpretation of those ideas.
Uniqueness of perspective and originality of solution regarding the theme.

*The prototypes will be installed and operated by the third party. As such, we will need to select designs
for the prototypes that are easy to set up and display. Please understand that even if an awardee is highly
evaluated that awardee may not be selected for creation of a prototype if it does not meet these conditions.

 

 

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06 - registration deadline


application registration will be accepted by  23:59(GMT), December 31, 2012.

 

 

 

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07 - registration

registrations are open now, please fill in the form.
teams register with one name only.
- when submitting works you should add all team member’s names.


registrations are closed

 

 

 

 

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08 - submit your entry / entries


if you are entering more than one work,
please submit each work
separately

you will be requested to supply:



1. how many image files for upload?
up to 6 images can be uploaded 
(either single or composition images)

image size should be: 818 pixels wide

please upload the following file formats only:
- .gif,  or .jpeg, 
-
(72 dpi) max 200 kb each file, 
- RGB color mode.



 

video files: 
you are allowed to upload up to 2 video
please upload the following file formats only: .flw, .swf, .mp4
max weight: 10 MB
you are welcome to submit a self made interview presentation of your entry

 

the entry submitted is a low-res version of your original work.

these original high-resolution image(s)
will be requested only if your work is shortlisted.

 

 

2. explanation
please provide a brief description of your design.

jury decisions will be based on the core design criteria.

you should consider a broad spectrum of issues that demonstrate
and showcase the 
ways in which design can make a positive impact.
(english text only)


 

 

3. you will be requested to accept the competition guidelines
submitted work must be original work by the applicant himself/herself
that has never been released either in  japan or overseas. until the results
of this award are announced, applicants are prohibited from entering 
the work in any other contests, or for publication elsewhere. entries that
have violated the above conditions,  or entries to which any of the following applies,
shall be excluded from the list of entries to be screened.  
furthermore, even after
the award winners have been announced, the award may be cancelled if it is  revealed
that any of the following applies to the winning work. 

- works that have been entered in other contests, etc., in the past 

- works that are offensive to public order and morals, or works whose aim is defamation
or profit-making
-works that infringe the intellectual property rights or right to confidentiality of a third party  

(including cases where the infringement had occurred after the application was made). 

even if a third party claims infringement of rights or demands compensation for damage, etc.,  

with regard to the submitted work, Toyota  Motor Corporation shall assume no responsibility whatsoever.

 

submissions are closed

 

 

 


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09 – deadline for submission of entries
works can be submitted by  23:59(GMT), December 31, 2012.


 

 

 

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10
- announcement of the results
shortlisted 10 works will be announced in March 2013
on designboom or LEXUS official website

 

 

 

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11 -  intellectual property rights

any moral and paternity right regarding the project sent in for submission is the designer’s property.

however,  

by submitting a design in the competition, the participant agrees to provide Toyota Motor Corporation 
with the right of first refusal to the exclusive use of the design. this option is valid for 12 months after  the end of the competition.
in the event that Toyota Motor Corporation  exercises the option to use the rights
for production on an exclusive basis and sine die (without time limitations),
Toyota Motor Corporation  will make
a private agreement with the participant for the transfer of intellectual property rights.

and
by participating in the competition, all the  participants authorise designboom, Toyota Motor Corporation 
to publish and exhibit all the designs (including project data submitted and prototype) – waiving compensation –
at exhibitions  and events and/or to use them in any publications and communications that designboom,
Toyota Motor Corporation may deem suitable and/or necessary.  
in any cases, each time the creation is used,
they must refer to the competition they originate from. 
the creators of the prototypes displayed in the exhibition agree: that they are participating in the production process
in which they will receive advice and inspiration from 'mentors' to finish the creation of prototypes, and that Lexus
will disclose the name of the mentors who worked with them and will disclose information about the production process
when making public announcements about the work.

designboom, Toyota Motor Corporation will credit the designer's name to properly attribute authorship of work
to promote the author adequately. Toyota Motor Corporation will have the right to apply  minor change amendments
without damaging the integrity of the artwork – e.g. add the LEXUS logo and text,  reframing, translation, changing colors,
cutting the background or parts of it, etc…

in case designboom, Toyota Motor Corporation want to bring major changes to  the submitted artwork for publication,
designboom, Toyota Motor Corporation will contact the designer and inform him/her about the use
to obtain the designer's consent.


 


atsushi takada of LEXUS international speaks about the LEXUS design award
video © LEXUS

 


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12 - questions?

inquiries to [email protected]
make sure to write 'LEXUS DESIGN AWARD' in the subject line.
(english text only)

 

 

 

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13 - info on LEXUS

 

http://www.lexus-global.com/design/lda.html

 

 

 

 

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LEXUS design award 2013

 

designboom in collaboration with LEXUS, announces the winners of the 2012 LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, an initiative which aims to nurture and support young creators.

 

 

the theme for this year's competition was 'motion' - left completely open for participants to interpret - with the jury looking for design that responded to various issues in daily life relating to this topic and find solutions. from 2100 designers, 12 overall winners have been selected. unlike most awards, two winners will receive the opportunity to work and consult with world-famous designers that will help them realize their ideas.

 

tangent: hideki yoshimoto/yoshinaka ono and hitomi igarashi from japan, have been granted the opportunity to participate in the program and will be mentored by sam hecht (england), and junya ishigami (japan) respectively, collaborating for a two-month period in order to produce prototypes of their designs which will be exhibited - alongside displays of the 10 other winning entries - at the LEXUS space during milan design week in april 2013.

 

 

president of the jury is pritzker prize recipient toyo ito

 

the other members are :
paola antonelli, curator
aric chen, curator
jaime hayon, artist/designer   
toyo ito, architect
birgit lohmann, chief editor of designboom

kiyotaka ise, president of LEXUS international

 

 

here is a round-up of the 12 nominated concepts -- stay tuned for more in depth features on each of the projects!


'inaho' by tangent: hideki yoshimoto and yoshinaka ono from japan - selected to be mentored by sam hecht

 

 

interactive interior lighting inspired by an ear of rice - selected to be mentored by sam hecht

 

'inaho' by tangent: hideki yoshimoto and yoshinaka ono from japan was influenced by the image of a rice plant slowly swinging in the wind, the interior light glowing gold in the dark and gravitating in a gentle swaying motion towards people when they come close to it.

 

 


'making porcelain with an origami' by hitomi igarashi from japan - selected to be mentored by junya ishigami

 

 

making porcelain from a paper mould - selected to be mentored by junya ishigami

 

'making porcelain with an origami' by hitomi igarashi from japan are cast in special paper moulds which have been formed from the application of the special japanese folding technique.


'Bscooter' by goula/figuera (álvaro fernández-goula and pablo figuera) from spain

 

 

 a compact electric scooter that can be easily folded

 

'Bscooter' by goula/figuera (álvaro fernández-goula and pablo figuera) from spain is an electric scooter which has been specially conceived for short trips. its overall design has been fashioned off that of the swiss army knife -- the seat, handlebars and foot boards are hidden inside its body when the vehicle is folded.


'calm kayak' by mani zamani from iran

 

 

a boat specifically built for the calm refection of thought

 

'calm kayak' by mani zamani from iran  is not meant to be used for extreme sport. instead, its main purpose is for one to comfortably sit within and gently float along a calm river, lake or city canal while contemplating and reflecting on their own thoughts.


'fly' by dear cai (dong bo cai and zong han tsai) from taiwan

 

 

a fun device to help ease crowded platforms on taipei's busy metro transit

 

'fly' by dear cai (dong bo cai and zong han tsai) from taiwan is an LED-based lighting device which depicts birds in flight, their appearance indicating and functionally controlling the number of people on average within subway cars.


'klava' lamp by rudy davi from italy

 

 

precise illumination, always in balance

 

'klava' lamp by rudy davi from italy is anchored by a combination of masses, therefore the numerous barycenters allow the lamp to stay balanced in any position, offering different light settings.


'natural motion for natural music' by moonchul kim from korea

 

 

use the most natural motions to operate this speaker

 

'natural motion for natural music' by moonchul kim from korea is a concept which began in seeking meaning in our most mundane actions. the design utilizes our basic and natural behaviours to employ the functions of the device, eliminating the need for any user education.

 
'slides bridge' by zhufei (zhu fei and zhu tian hui) from china

 

 

changing your motion can change your emotion

 

'slides bridge' by zhufei (zhu fei and zhu tian hui) from china brings a little surprise to our ordinary lives. people can slide down the bridge like a child, reconsidering the way in which we move from one area to another.


'the drinking fountain' by atelier OPA (yuki sugihara, toshihiko suzuki and munetaka ishikawa) from japan

 

 

 understanding the importance of water through unique fountain patterns

 

'the drinking fountain' by atelier OPA (yuki sugihara, toshihiko suzuki and munetaka ishikawa) from japan transforms water into a butterfly, dragonfly, spider or cherry blossom as it flows out of the tap, making the experience of turning a faucet on, more poetic.


'tumbleweed desert' by shlomi mir from israel

 

 

powered by nature and saving our lands in a changing climate

 

'tumbleweed desert' by shlomi mir from israel changes shape, harnessing wind energy which allows it to travel vast distances, surveying the land and planting seeds.


'weaving a home' by abeer seikaly from jordan / canada

 

 

a structural fabric weaves tent shelters into communities 

 

'weaving a home' by abeer seikaly from jordan/canada is a reinvention of a tent as seen by its structural fabric and the way in which it is woven to form the dwelling.


'world clock' by masafumi ishikawa from japan

 

 

rotate the clock to allow the still hand to reveal the time around the world

 

'world clock' by masafumi ishikawa from japan indicates time in any zone. the names of 12 major global cities are written on each of its facets. rotating the gadget to a particular city, allows the indicating hands to remain still, and tell you the current time of that metropolis.


'LEXUS design amazing 2013' is a collaboration between toyo ito and akihisa hirata

 

 

on show during the upcoming milan design week

 

the exhibition 'LEXUS design amazing 2013' is a collaboration between toyo ito and akihisa hirata and takes place at milan's museo della permanente art gallery (via filippo turati, 34) from april 10th to 14th, and will be accompanied by an exhibition displaying the 12 winning projects of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, co-organized by designboom. hope to see you there!

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LEXUS design award 2013

 

designboom in collaboration with LEXUS, announces the winners of the 2012 LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, an initiative which aims to nurture and support young creators.

 

 

the theme for this year's competition was 'motion' - left completely open for participants to interpret - with the jury looking for design that responded to various issues in daily life relating to this topic and find solutions. from 2100 designers, 12 overall winners have been selected. unlike most awards, two winners will receive the opportunity to work and consult with world-famous designers that will help them realize their ideas.

 

tangent: hideki yoshimoto/yoshinaka ono and hitomi igarashi from japan, have been granted the opportunity to participate in the program and will be mentored by sam hecht (england), and junya ishigami (japan) respectively, collaborating for a two-month period in order to produce prototypes of their designs which will be exhibited - alongside displays of the 10 other winning entries - at the LEXUS space during milan design week in april 2013.

 

 

president of the jury is pritzker prize recipient toyo ito

 

the other members are :
paola antonelli, curator
aric chen, curator
jaime hayon, artist/designer   
toyo ito, architect
birgit lohmann, chief editor of designboom

kiyotaka ise, president of LEXUS international

 

 

here is a round-up of the 12 nominated concepts -- stay tuned for more in depth features on each of the projects!


'inaho' by tangent: hideki yoshimoto and yoshinaka ono from japan - selected to be mentored by sam hecht

 

 

interactive interior lighting inspired by an ear of rice - selected to be mentored by sam hecht

 

'inaho' by tangent: hideki yoshimoto and yoshinaka ono from japan was influenced by the image of a rice plant slowly swinging in the wind, the interior light glowing gold in the dark and gravitating in a gentle swaying motion towards people when they come close to it.

 

 


'making porcelain with an origami' by hitomi igarashi from japan - selected to be mentored by junya ishigami

 

 

making porcelain from a paper mould - selected to be mentored by junya ishigami

 

'making porcelain with an origami' by hitomi igarashi from japan are cast in special paper moulds which have been formed from the application of the special japanese folding technique.


'Bscooter' by goula/figuera (álvaro fernández-goula and pablo figuera) from spain

 

 

 a compact electric scooter that can be easily folded

 

'Bscooter' by goula/figuera (álvaro fernández-goula and pablo figuera) from spain is an electric scooter which has been specially conceived for short trips. its overall design has been fashioned off that of the swiss army knife -- the seat, handlebars and foot boards are hidden inside its body when the vehicle is folded.


'calm kayak' by mani zamani from iran

 

 

a boat specifically built for the calm refection of thought

 

'calm kayak' by mani zamani from iran  is not meant to be used for extreme sport. instead, its main purpose is for one to comfortably sit within and gently float along a calm river, lake or city canal while contemplating and reflecting on their own thoughts.


'fly' by dear cai (dong bo cai and zong han tsai) from taiwan

 

 

a fun device to help ease crowded platforms on taipei's busy metro transit

 

'fly' by dear cai (dong bo cai and zong han tsai) from taiwan is an LED-based lighting device which depicts birds in flight, their appearance indicating and functionally controlling the number of people on average within subway cars.


'klava' lamp by rudy davi from italy

 

 

precise illumination, always in balance

 

'klava' lamp by rudy davi from italy is anchored by a combination of masses, therefore the numerous barycenters allow the lamp to stay balanced in any position, offering different light settings.


'natural motion for natural music' by moonchul kim from korea

 

 

use the most natural motions to operate this speaker

 

'natural motion for natural music' by moonchul kim from korea is a concept which began in seeking meaning in our most mundane actions. the design utilizes our basic and natural behaviours to employ the functions of the device, eliminating the need for any user education.

 
'slides bridge' by zhufei (zhu fei and zhu tian hui) from china

 

 

changing your motion can change your emotion

 

'slides bridge' by zhufei (zhu fei and zhu tian hui) from china brings a little surprise to our ordinary lives. people can slide down the bridge like a child, reconsidering the way in which we move from one area to another.


'the drinking fountain' by atelier OPA (yuki sugihara, toshihiko suzuki and munetaka ishikawa) from japan

 

 

 understanding the importance of water through unique fountain patterns

 

'the drinking fountain' by atelier OPA (yuki sugihara, toshihiko suzuki and munetaka ishikawa) from japan transforms water into a butterfly, dragonfly, spider or cherry blossom as it flows out of the tap, making the experience of turning a faucet on, more poetic.


'tumbleweed desert' by shlomi mir from israel

 

 

powered by nature and saving our lands in a changing climate

 

'tumbleweed desert' by shlomi mir from israel changes shape, harnessing wind energy which allows it to travel vast distances, surveying the land and planting seeds.


'weaving a home' by abeer seikaly from jordan / canada

 

 

a structural fabric weaves tent shelters into communities 

 

'weaving a home' by abeer seikaly from jordan/canada is a reinvention of a tent as seen by its structural fabric and the way in which it is woven to form the dwelling.


'world clock' by masafumi ishikawa from japan

 

 

rotate the clock to allow the still hand to reveal the time around the world

 

'world clock' by masafumi ishikawa from japan indicates time in any zone. the names of 12 major global cities are written on each of its facets. rotating the gadget to a particular city, allows the indicating hands to remain still, and tell you the current time of that metropolis.


'LEXUS design amazing 2013' is a collaboration between toyo ito and akihisa hirata

 

 

on show during the upcoming milan design week

 

the exhibition 'LEXUS design amazing 2013' is a collaboration between toyo ito and akihisa hirata and takes place at milan's museo della permanente art gallery (via filippo turati, 34) from april 10th to 14th, and will be accompanied by an exhibition displaying the 12 winning projects of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, co-organized by designboom. hope to see you there!

shortlisted entries