Lexus Unveils Six Final Designs Of The Lexus Design Award 2021

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Lexus has unveiled the refined proposals of the finalists of the Lexus Design Award 2021, a global competition recognised for nurturing the next generation of creatives.

The six finalists were chosen from 2,079 submissions from 66 countries, using Lexus' three key design principles, Anticipate, Innovate and Captivate. They were mentored by world class creators Joe Doucet, Sabine Marcelis, Mariam Kamara, and Sputniko!, who helped bring each proposal to fruition with the intent of leading to a Better Tomorrow.

The final designs are:

CY-BO: Sustainable, reusable packaging material that can be assembled like cells.

Heartfelt: A device that reimagines what being 'present' means in an isolated world.

InTempo: Phone cover and app that may help distract from stressful situations by novel usage of rhythm and music.

KnitX: Digital 3-D knitting of electronic textiles for immersive multi-modal gestural, auditory, and tactile material interaction.

Portable Solar Distiller: A portable and low-tech Solar Distiller, which merges water production with community architecture.

Terracotta Valley Wind: A terracotta evaporative cooling system for subway stations utilizing train-induced wind to function.

Mentor Mariam Kamara said, "I'm impressed by the amount of work the finalists have been able to do in such a short time. They have really taken the advice and feedback we have given them in their stride, and showed a lot of passion and dedication into pushing their ideas to be all that they can be. It is obvious they care about the effect and impact their works can have, and it definitely comes across. The deep level of compassion they all show is absolutely commendable."

The six finalists will present their final proposals to a jury of renowned design leaders: Paola Antonelli, Dong Gong, Greg Lynn and Simon Humphries.

One Grand Prix winning design will be announced on 27 April, marking the climax of the Lexus Design Award.