Lexus recently announced the four winning entries for its 11th Lexus Design Award, an international design competition to discover and refine the capabilities of budding creators.
The winners were Pavels Hedström’s Fog-X, an expandable mobile habitat that captures fog and turns it into drinking water; Jiaming Liu’s Print Clay Humidifier, a 3D printed non-woven fabric made from recycled ceramic waste; an electric humidifier; Touch the Valley by Temporary Office, a 3D contour map that helps the visually impaired understand their physical environment; and Kyeongho Park and Yejin Heo’s Zero Bag, a water-soluble clothing packaging that serves as a Detergent, which removes any chemicals from clothes.
The winners were selected from 2,068 entries representing 63 countries by a three-member panel of judges, Paola Antonelli, Karim Rashid and Simon Humphries. Selected from a selection of entries, all of whom have achieved global creative success.
This year’s winning entries continue the tradition of addressing the issues and trends of the times under the theme “Designing for a Better Tomorrow”. The four winning proposals, which address social issues and help prepare for the decades ahead by creating a sustainable future and achieving well-being for all, were selected based on the participants’ innovative projects that brought them The creativity of the Lexus brand is combined with the three core principles of “anticipation”, “innovation” and “attraction”.
Commenting on the results of this year’s awards, judge Paola Antonelli said: “I have been a judge for the first Lexus Design Award and I thank the hundreds of young designers from all over the world for their generosity, talent and energy and continue to watch to the evolution of the field of design as these designers become more and more visionary, but with a realistic view that includes not only humans, but all the rest of nature.”
Kei Fujita, Chief Representative, Toyota Motor Corporation Middle East and Central Asia, congratulated the four winners: “We are delighted to see the Lexus Design Award, now in its eleventh year, being increasingly recognized by creative people from all over the world. This year’s submissions were exceptional in terms of creativity, with the four winners demonstrating unparalleled creativity, resourcefulness and forward-thinking abilities.”
Fujita added: “Breaking convention and pushing the boundaries of imagination are at the heart of Lexus’ design approach, and the Lexus Design Award offers us all the opportunity to continue creating amazing experiences. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the 2023 award such a success, And each of our customers whose support has inspired us throughout our journey through the years.” — trade arab news agency