LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 calls for entries


from low-tech community architecture that turns polluted- and sea-water into drinkable liquid to plastic alternative packaging made from marine algae, the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD has prompted as well as magnified the innovations of young creators for 10 editions. the global design competition is seen as the prestigious platform for designers to launch creative careers, just take a look at the work of hideki yoshimoto of tangent as one of the recipients of the first-ever prize. the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 strives to continue nurturing the next generation of creative talent, all in the mission to design a better tomorrow.


do you have an idea that could change the world for the better? enter the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 by october 10th 2021 – here.

LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2021 grand prix winner: portable solar distiller by henry glogau

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continuing the same mission as previous editions, the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 seeks proposals that most effectively embody the LEXUS brand’s three key principles: anticipate, innovate and captivate. for example, entries are expected to anticipate global challenges facing future society and suggest engaging, innovative ways to contribute to a sustainable tomorrow. at the same time, designs should look to seamlessly enhance happiness.

judges and mentors reveal: kickstart creative career with LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022
LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2016: agar plasticity by AMAM winner of grand prix

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LEXUS reveals prestigious judging panel and mentors


LEXUS’ design competition is renowned for its esteemed judging panel and diverse mentors; it is what makes the platform so unique. finalists receive once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the mentorship program. here, the young creators are given direct access to elite working professionals in the design world who guide them in exploring potential solutions and finalizing prototypes (with a budget up to 3 million JPY / $25,000 USD per design) and presentations for final submissions. from top tips from experts to supportive feedback, the mentorship program is always the most praised and considered most valuable by former participants. for 2022, mentors include sam baron, design and creative director of sam baron & co; joe doucet, founder of doucet x partners; yosuke hayano, principal partner of MAD architects; and sabine marcelis, designer and founder of studio sabine marcelis.


it is my great honor to participate as a mentor for a third year in the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD. the mentorship segments of the program is the key differentiator in what makes these awards so unique. the opportunity to work with the young and visionary finalists in helping them refine and realize their projects has been a highlight for me, as I feel I learn as much as I teach. I can’t wait to get started on this year’s program as we look to design to lead the way to a better future,’ explains joe doucet.

judges and mentors reveal: kickstart creative career with LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022
portraits of LDA 2022 mentors (from top left to bottom right): sam baron (image credit cyrille jerusalem), joe doucet, yosuke hayano and sabine marcelis (image credit maxime cardol)




six finalists are selected from global entries in early 2022 by an equally as esteemed judging panel. the four distinguished members then also review the finalists’ presentations and select the grand prix in spring 2022. the judges this year include renowned, diverse names in the creative field: paola antonelli, senior curator, department of architecture and design, MoMA, new york; anupama jundoo, architect and founder of anupama kundoo architects, bruce mau, co-founder and CEO of massive change network; and simon humphries, head of toyota and LEXUS global design.


this difficult year has proven once again that design is a fundamental force in the world, providing solutions, motivation, and imagination that can help people, institutions, and society overcome hardship and build a better future. it is a privilege to be part of the jury of these awards, which promote the most constructive and innovative forms of design, and which support young designers in the realization of their visions,’ adds paola antonelli.

judges and mentors reveal: kickstart creative career with LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022
portraits of LDA 2022 judges (from top left to bottom right): paola antonelli (image credit marton perlaki), anupama kundoo (image credit andreas deffner), bruce mau and simon humphries



dream to design a better tomorrow? enter the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 by october 10th 2021 – here.



competition info:



year: 2022

entry deadline: october 10, 2021


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