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CALL-FOR-ENTRIES

designboom in collaboration with LEXUS present The Lexus Design Award 2014.
Participation is open to professionals, students and design enthusiasts from every country in the world
and only to individuals who have reached the age of majority. Free registration required.
Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the Official Rules,
please read them carefully before entering. Below we summarize the most important steps.

 

Lexus created the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, an international design competition,
to help support the next generation innovators who produce "DESIGN" to enrich our world.
The award seeks entries from around the world and opens the call for entries
for the second competition on (Thursday) August 1, 2013.

 

 

 

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01- Introduction to the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD

Lexus was launched in the U.S. 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 continuation of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
to support future creators who can enrich the world. By providing the opportunity to embody unique ideas,
create and exhibit prototypes through sessions with world-famous designers as mentors, we hope to help
next generation 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

 

CURIOSITY

 

At Lexus, we spend a great deal of our time thinking about the serious matter of how to improve our designs
and their impact on the world. It is also important that what we produce remains exhilarating for our customers.
Applying our curiosity in a creative manner can result in unexpected innovations that change lives.

CURIOSITY, therefore, is our theme for the second LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, and one that we hope challenges
and inspires this year’s entrants. The application period of the second LEXUS DESIGN AWARD is from August 1st, 2013 at 9:00:00 a.m. GMT and qualifying Submissions must be received by October 15, 2013, 11:59:00 p.m. GMT.

 

 

 

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03 - Prize/Benefits

 

Two First Prize Winners will each receive a mentorship by an acknowledged professional to
develop a prototype of
his/her submitted Work. The Sponsor will cover the prototype
production costs up to 5 million Yen.

Prototypes will be developed through sessions with the mentors.

 

In addition, the two First Prize Winners plus 10 additional Finalists will receive
a 'Trip Prize' to Milan, Italy during Milan Design Week

(taking place between April 8-13, 2014) and are required to attend the LEXUS AWARD 2014
Exhibition and Ceremony, where the two prototypes, and panel displays for the other ten awarded designs,
will be exhibited.

 

*The 'Trip prize' includes 1 (one) round-trip between a major airport near Finalist’s home and Milan, Italy
plus accommodation for 2 (two) nights. In the case of individual Entrants, the Winner will be invited.
For team submissions, up to two people will be invited. The Prizes are non-transferable and no cash
alternative is available. Please read full description of benefits in the Official Rules .

 

 

 

 

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04 - Judges and Mentors

 

The Judges will select 10 (ten) Finalist and 2 (two) Winners from the Entries received.

The Jury is composed of:

- Paola Antonelli, Curator

- Aric Chen, Curator

- Alice Rawsthorn, Design Commentator

- Toyo Ito, Architect

- Birgit Lohmann, Chief editor of designboom

- Tokuo Fukuichi, Lexus International

 

The 2 (two) First Prize Winners will each receive a mentorship to develop a prototype of his/her submitted Work.

The LEXUS AWARD 2014 Mentors are:

- Arthur Huang, Architect/Engineer

- Robin Hunicke, Game Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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05- Judging Criteria

 

The shortlist and the Finalists will be selected on the basis of a design which is
(i) true to the essence of the theme CURIOSITY,
(ii) Consistent with the image of Lexus brand / understanding of the ideas of Lexus "DESIGN",
Uniqueness in interpretation of those ideas.
(iii) Uniqueness of perspective and Originality of solution regarding the theme,
(iv) potential as an actual executable design.

 

* please note:
The prototypes of the 2 First Prize Winners will be installed and operated by a third party.
As such, the jury will need to select designs that are potentially easy to set up and display.
Please understand that even if an awardee is highly evaluated that awardee may not be
selected for the creation of a prototype if the Work does not meet these conditions.

 

 

 

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06 - Registration deadline

 

Application registration will be accepted by 22:59 (GMT), October 15, 2013.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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08 - Submit your Work / Works

 

There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
If you are entering more than one Work, please submit each Work separately.
Images and text must be in digital format.
Entries will NOT be accepted via physical delivery.

 

 

a. How many image files can I upload?

The Work may be produced in any medium but must be submitted as low res JPEG (JPG) or GIF format.
Up to 6 images can be uploaded (either single or composition images).

 

All digital image files must be
- 200 KB or smaller (a low-res version of your original Work).
- must be of exact width of 818 pixels / 72 dpi,
- RGB color mode.
- Video upload is not mandatory.
Voluntary addition of max 2 video files (in FLV format only) must be max. 10 MB /each.

 

Please keep the original high-res Work for publication and exhibition purposes.
You will be requested to provide them only if the Work is among the shortlisted.

 

 

b. Explanation
Please provide a brief description of your design.
Let us know about your research and point out the artistic and technological qualities.
You should also consider a broad spectrum of issues that demonstrate and showcase the ways in which
your design can enrich people's lives. Tells us about it.

 

c. You will be requested to accept the Competition Guidelines and Official Rules
Prior to submitting your Work(s), you will be asked to agree to the Competition Guidelines.
By clicking on the Submission upload button you notify that you have read and understand
the terms and conditions, AND BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND
BY THE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH CREATE A CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND THE SPONSOR.
Please read them carefully. Below is only a short topic excerpt, in which we remind you that

 

- the Work may not use any watermarks or artist signatures;

 

- submitted Work must be original work by the applicant himself/herself. Except for materials
that are in the public domain, each Submission, in its entirety, must be a single work of original
material created by the Entrant, or for which Entrant has all rights required to comply with these Official Rules.

 

- the Work must not be offensive, defamatory, harmful, vulgar, excessively violent, racially,
ethnically or otherwise objectionable.

 

- it is important that you keep your design(s) confidential until the results of the Contest are published.
Until the Finalists of the Lexus Design Award are announced, Entrants may not submit
their LEXUS Awards 2014 Entry Work in any other Design Contest (not affiliated with Lexus),
and may not disclose the submitted Work to any third party. (please note the exception:
Entrants may submit the same Work in exclusive domestic Design Contests hosted by Lexus distributors.)

 

With regard to the submitted work, Toyota Motor Corporation and designboom
shall assume no responsibility whatsoever.

 

 

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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09 – Deadline for Submission of Entries

 

Qualifying Submissions must be received by October 15, 2013, 11:59:00 p.m. GMT.

 

 

 

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10 - Announcement of the results

 

Finalists and First Prize Winners will be chosen on/or around mid January, 2014, and notified by email
(unless extended deadline).
Finalists' names will be available online at designboom.com after April 15, 2014.
The shortlist, Finalists and the First Prize Winners will be published on designboom.com,
Finalists and the First Prize Winners will be published on Lexus official website during/after the
LEXUS AWARD 2014 Exhibition in Milan.

 

 

 

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11 - Intellectual Property Rights

 

All Works submitted will remain the exclusive property of the Entrant.

 

However,

 

by submitting the Work(s) to the Contest the Entrant agrees to provide Toyota Motor Corporation
with the right of first refusal to the exclusive use of the Work for commercial purposes. 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 commercial use (incl. production) on exclusive basis and
for an unlimited period, Toyota Motor Corporation will make private agreement with the Entrant
for the transfer of intellectual property rights.

 

The 2 First Prize winners and creators of the prototypes agree that they are participating in the
production process in which they will receive advice and inspiration from the 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 in the form of text,
pictures, film etc. when making public announcements about the work.

 

designboom and Toyota Motor Corporation will have the right to use all of the Works submitted
as part of the Contest, and all images depicted therein, in any promotion or for any non-commercial
purpose. By submitting a Work, Entrant grants Sponsor and Producer the non-exclusive, unlimited,
royalty-free, rights to publish in all media now known or hereafter discovered, and publicly display
all Work for an unlimited period, and worldwide. All Entrants 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.

 

designboom and Toyota Motor Corporation will credit the designer's name to properly attribute
authorship of Work and 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 wants 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.

 

 

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12 - Please read the Official Rules 

 

 

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13 - questions?
inquiries to <[email protected]> please make sure to write 'LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2014'
in the subject line (english text only).

 

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14 - Info on LEXUS
http://www.lexus-int.com/design/lda.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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judges-lexus-award-designboom

designboom presents LEXUS design award 2014 shortlist
the jury has made a decision: designboom presents LEXUS design award 2014 shortlist

 

 

for the second time, designboom co-hosted the LEXUS design award, in collaboration with the japan design association NPO: 'curiosity' has been the theme for the second round.
the LEXUS design award provides an opportunity for young innovators to showcase their works while receiving feedback from world renowned professionals in the area of design. through this initiative, LEXUS hopes to nurture and support world-enriching creators. submissions were received by designboom during the application period from august 1 to october 15, 2013. see the call for entries here.

 

after careful consideration twelve winners have been selected by the six judges (see above). two of them are receiving up to five million yen each to cover prototype production costs. these designers currently have three months to work on the prototypes of their award winning designs through regular creative sessions with two assigned mentors: the taipei-based architect/engineer arthur huang (of MINIWIZ) and the san-francisco-based game designer robin hunnicke (of funomena). mentors hunicke and huang chose the two TOP winners based on criteria of uniqueness, originality, relevance to the theme and the possibility of making a prototype for the LEXUS design award 2014 presentation during milan design week in april.

macian-by-james-fox-lexus-designboom

'macian', a kit planned for enhancing the experience and curiosity of den building, design by james fox from UK

 

james fox is one of the two winners of the competition’s TOP prize and is being supported by recycling design entrepreneur arthur huang and will be worked up into a full prototype in time for the show. 'macian' is a set of connector-like parts that allow children and young people to make dens and fortresses out of found materials like branches, sticks and planks.

 

'the original concept I had was based on ideas I had around design that’s there to be used – a product that’s a verb rather than a noun – so it’s a ‘doing’ product. I’m interested in the line between prodcut and experience something to do and use. the theme of the LEXUS competition was ‘curiosity’ and I think the idea of doing things and play connects really well.

 

I loved building dens when I was younger, so I did a bit of work with cub scouts and asked them: 'what do you think a den should be?'. all of the ideas and their suggestions were quite big and crazy and then we got to try and build some of this stuff, they were a little daunted by the ropes and tools you need to create a real den, so 'macian' is my attempt to make that process simpler and easier. it’s a group of components which are designed to empower the user as they can be used with hands alone – there’s no need for screwdrivers and you can essentially click everything together.

 

there’s a male and female component which click together and you use them as the connecting points between the materials you’re using to build the structure, whether that’s sticks, branches or boards. I like the idea of using found or waste materials in the place of things you’d use to make a house like iron girders and RSJs.'
says james fox.

 

>>see the full LEXUS interview with james fox here.

 

 

iris-by-sebastian-schere-lexus-design-award-designboom

'iris', a hand-blown glass lamp with iridescent shimmering coating, design by sebastian scherer from germany

sebastian scherer is the second TOP winner. the project is receiving the backing of game designer robin hunicke.

ooho-by-skipping-rocks-lab-lexus-design-award-designboom

'ooho' water ball, organic membrane packaging for liquids by skipping rocks lab
design by rodrigo garcia gonzales, pierre paslier, guillaume couche from spain.

pause-by-stuti-and-rajeev-lexus-design-award-designboom

'pause', a timepiece that redefines the perception of time telling
design by stuti & rajeev - stuti mazumdar and rajeev dave from india

sky-lighthouse-by-yoshiki-matsuyama-lexus-design-award-designboom

'sky lighthouse', a lighting piece that produces the color of the sky as a natural phenomenon
design by yoshiki matsuyama from japan

flynote-by-aldith-lexus-design-award-designboom

'flynote', 150 years of musical evolution in just one product, design by alDith - aldo de carlo and judith casa caceres from italy/peru

game-of-space-by-IAO-architecture-lexus-design-award-designboom

'game of space' is a space of ambiguity based on the flow of time, design by IAO architecture - nan lei and xinyi wang from china

crane-by-magenta-lexus-design-award-designboom

'crane', a book library that creates a game of balance, design by magenta - ronen bavly and ornit arnon from israel

dicecover-by-mansour-ourasanah-lexus-design-award-designboom 'dicecover', a playful tool that invites people to learn more about our planet, design by mansour ourasanah from USA

e-wheel-by-phuoc-nguyen-lexus-design-award-designboom

'e-wheel', an integrated electric wheel, designed to be all-in-one, design by phuoc nguyen from vietnam

joy-carpet-by-meng-ling-yang-lexus-design-award-designboom

'joy carpet', an interactive carpet that helps babies develop potential, design by meng-ling yang from taiwan

piximot-by-mamkim-co-lexus-design-award-designboom

'piximot', an interactive display formed from rotating wooden cubes, design by MAMKIM & CO - mami kim and joe hardi from UK

 

 

 

mentors-lexus-design-award-2014-designboom

taipei-based architect/engineer arthur huang (of MINIWIZ) and san-francisco-based game designer robin hunnicke (of funomena) are the mentors who are currently helping to finalize prototypes of the two TOP winners for the LEXUS design amazing 2014 exhibition during milan design week. the two prototypes and also panel displays of the other ten winning entries will be exhibited at the LEXUS exhibition space and the creators of the awarded works will be invited to attend milan design week 2014. an award ceremony will be held on tuesday, april 8th evening at circolo filologico milanese where each winner will receive the 2014 LEXUS design award trophy.

 

 

 

 


arthur huang | LEXUS design award 2014
video courtesy of LEXUS international

 

 

 


robin hunicke | LEXUS design award 2014
video courtesy of LEXUS international

 

 

 

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Lexus Design Award 2014

judges-lexus-award-designboom

designboom presents LEXUS design award 2014 shortlist
the jury has made a decision: designboom presents LEXUS design award 2014 shortlist

 

 

for the second time, designboom co-hosted the LEXUS design award, in collaboration with the japan design association NPO: 'curiosity' has been the theme for the second round.
the LEXUS design award provides an opportunity for young innovators to showcase their works while receiving feedback from world renowned professionals in the area of design. through this initiative, LEXUS hopes to nurture and support world-enriching creators. submissions were received by designboom during the application period from august 1 to october 15, 2013. see the call for entries here.

 

after careful consideration twelve winners have been selected by the six judges (see above). two of them are receiving up to five million yen each to cover prototype production costs. these designers currently have three months to work on the prototypes of their award winning designs through regular creative sessions with two assigned mentors: the taipei-based architect/engineer arthur huang (of MINIWIZ) and the san-francisco-based game designer robin hunnicke (of funomena). mentors hunicke and huang chose the two TOP winners based on criteria of uniqueness, originality, relevance to the theme and the possibility of making a prototype for the LEXUS design award 2014 presentation during milan design week in april.

macian-by-james-fox-lexus-designboom

'macian', a kit planned for enhancing the experience and curiosity of den building, design by james fox from UK

 

james fox is one of the two winners of the competition’s TOP prize and is being supported by recycling design entrepreneur arthur huang and will be worked up into a full prototype in time for the show. 'macian' is a set of connector-like parts that allow children and young people to make dens and fortresses out of found materials like branches, sticks and planks.

 

'the original concept I had was based on ideas I had around design that’s there to be used – a product that’s a verb rather than a noun – so it’s a ‘doing’ product. I’m interested in the line between prodcut and experience something to do and use. the theme of the LEXUS competition was ‘curiosity’ and I think the idea of doing things and play connects really well.

 

I loved building dens when I was younger, so I did a bit of work with cub scouts and asked them: 'what do you think a den should be?'. all of the ideas and their suggestions were quite big and crazy and then we got to try and build some of this stuff, they were a little daunted by the ropes and tools you need to create a real den, so 'macian' is my attempt to make that process simpler and easier. it’s a group of components which are designed to empower the user as they can be used with hands alone – there’s no need for screwdrivers and you can essentially click everything together.

 

there’s a male and female component which click together and you use them as the connecting points between the materials you’re using to build the structure, whether that’s sticks, branches or boards. I like the idea of using found or waste materials in the place of things you’d use to make a house like iron girders and RSJs.'
says james fox.

 

>>see the full LEXUS interview with james fox here.

 

 

iris-by-sebastian-schere-lexus-design-award-designboom

'iris', a hand-blown glass lamp with iridescent shimmering coating, design by sebastian scherer from germany

sebastian scherer is the second TOP winner. the project is receiving the backing of game designer robin hunicke.

ooho-by-skipping-rocks-lab-lexus-design-award-designboom

'ooho' water ball, organic membrane packaging for liquids by skipping rocks lab
design by rodrigo garcia gonzales, pierre paslier, guillaume couche from spain.

pause-by-stuti-and-rajeev-lexus-design-award-designboom

'pause', a timepiece that redefines the perception of time telling
design by stuti & rajeev - stuti mazumdar and rajeev dave from india

sky-lighthouse-by-yoshiki-matsuyama-lexus-design-award-designboom

'sky lighthouse', a lighting piece that produces the color of the sky as a natural phenomenon
design by yoshiki matsuyama from japan

flynote-by-aldith-lexus-design-award-designboom

'flynote', 150 years of musical evolution in just one product, design by alDith - aldo de carlo and judith casa caceres from italy/peru

game-of-space-by-IAO-architecture-lexus-design-award-designboom

'game of space' is a space of ambiguity based on the flow of time, design by IAO architecture - nan lei and xinyi wang from china

crane-by-magenta-lexus-design-award-designboom

'crane', a book library that creates a game of balance, design by magenta - ronen bavly and ornit arnon from israel

dicecover-by-mansour-ourasanah-lexus-design-award-designboom 'dicecover', a playful tool that invites people to learn more about our planet, design by mansour ourasanah from USA

e-wheel-by-phuoc-nguyen-lexus-design-award-designboom

'e-wheel', an integrated electric wheel, designed to be all-in-one, design by phuoc nguyen from vietnam

joy-carpet-by-meng-ling-yang-lexus-design-award-designboom

'joy carpet', an interactive carpet that helps babies develop potential, design by meng-ling yang from taiwan

piximot-by-mamkim-co-lexus-design-award-designboom

'piximot', an interactive display formed from rotating wooden cubes, design by MAMKIM & CO - mami kim and joe hardi from UK

 

 

 

mentors-lexus-design-award-2014-designboom

taipei-based architect/engineer arthur huang (of MINIWIZ) and san-francisco-based game designer robin hunnicke (of funomena) are the mentors who are currently helping to finalize prototypes of the two TOP winners for the LEXUS design amazing 2014 exhibition during milan design week. the two prototypes and also panel displays of the other ten winning entries will be exhibited at the LEXUS exhibition space and the creators of the awarded works will be invited to attend milan design week 2014. an award ceremony will be held on tuesday, april 8th evening at circolo filologico milanese where each winner will receive the 2014 LEXUS design award trophy.

 

 

 

 


arthur huang | LEXUS design award 2014
video courtesy of LEXUS international

 

 

 


robin hunicke | LEXUS design award 2014
video courtesy of LEXUS international

 

 

 

shortlisted entries