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Lexus Design Award 2015
The Lexus Design Award was created in 2013 to support up and coming creators. By offering the chance to work with a worldclass designer and have a prototype realized, the award hopes to provide a unique opportunity unlike any other. As the Lexus Design Award is open to everyone, it always seeks to provide themes that can be interpreted across a wide range of disciplines.
This year’s theme is "Senses".
Senses are intrinsic to life: they are what allow us to perceive the world. Taking this purposefully broad theme, considering seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling and tasting, we open ourselves up to a wide range of possibilities.
This theme is particularly relevant to Lexus, as the whole driving experience is about senses: from seeing the striking exterior design, to hearing the sound of finely tuned engines and feeling the sensation of steering wheel. Everything is engaged.
Works may be produced in any medium but must be submitted as low res JPEG or GIF format. Up to 6 images can be uploaded (either single or composition images). There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
All works submitted will remain the exclusive property of the entrant.
There is no entry fee.
Designers from all fields (architecture, product design, fashion) from all over the world are welcome to submit their entries.
• 12 finalists will be invited to Milan Design Week 2015.
• Four of the 12 finalists will receive up to 2.5 million yen (approx. 24,000 USD) each to develop a prototype of their design through sessions with an assigned mentor between January and March 2015.
• The four prototypes and eight panels will be exhibited at the lexus exhibition during Milan Design Week 2015.
• Each of the four prototype winners will be asked to present at Milan Design Week 2015, after which a single grand prix winner will be named.