An Eye On Design: Announcing The Finalists For The Lexus Design Award

July 15th, 2020 by

Lexus has been on the forefront of design for the past 30 years. They have always set the trend in vehicle design and aesthetic with eye to the future.

This year, Lexus has again kept their eye on design.  We see the future of the world through the Lexus Design Award. The mission of this award supports tomorrow’s creators with a new launchpad for their careers.

Since circumstances this year created some challenges in performing the Grand Prix judging for this award, Lexus brought the judging into a virtual space for the 2020 awards.

Out of 2,042 entries from 79 countries, a record for Lexus Design Award, only one Grand Prix winner will be selected. The Virtual Grand-Prix Selection will link the six finalists and the esteemed judging panel of Paola Antonelli, Jeanne Gang, John Maeda, and Simon Humphries. The judges’ decision on the Grand Prix winner will be based on three key principles of the Lexus brand: Anticipate, Innovate, and Captivate, with an emphasis on design that leads to a better tomorrow.

Back in January, the six finalists participated in a momentous workshop experience in New York City. The workshop put the finalists face-to-face with four acclaimed mentors: Joe Doucet, Bethan Gray, Philippe Malouin and Shohei Shigematsu, each of whom shared their own distinctive wisdom and expertise. INTERSECT BY LEXUS-NYC, the brand’s unique lifestyle space, served as the workshop venue. In the ensuing months, the finalists have benefited from their mentors’ ongoing guidance and support via one-on-one online mentoring sessions, which continue to stimulate their creative evolution in preparing their works for the final judging process.   The four Mentors will also join the virtual Grand Prix selection.

The finalists for the Lexus Design Award 2020 are:

  • Biocraft by Sutherlin Santo (USA)
  • Feltscape, by Théophile Peju & Salvatore Cicero (France, Italy / Based in United Kingdom)
  • Flash Pak, by Yaokun Wu (China / Based in USA)
  • I.C.K., by Irina Samoilova (Russia)
  • Open Source Communities, by BellTower (Kenya – featured on this posting)
  • Pursewit, by Aqsa Ajmal (Pakistan)

For more information, please visit – Official Hashtag: #LexusDesignAward

Design is what makes a Lexus a Lexus. If you have an eye for aesthetics and want to Experience Amazing every day, Lexus of Henderson has a great lineup of new and used Lexus models available to take home today. Contact us to get you set for style and design in your vehicle today.

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