The 1st Lexus Design Award



Lexus Announces 12 winners for the 1st LEXUS DESIGN AWARD

Contribution to nurturing and supporting next generation creators


Lexus announces the selection of 12 winners for the 1st LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, an international design competition that was launched in October 2012.

1,243 submissions were received during the application period, which ended on December 31, 2012. From that group, 12 winners have been selected after careful consideration by six judges. More details can be found on the Lexus Global website (URL: ).

An additional two winners were selected as a consequence of the high quality of the application.

The designers of two winning entries will create prototypes of their designs in close collaboration with one of two assigned mentors Junya Ishigami and Sam Hecht. The two prototypes and also panel displays of the other 10 winning entries will be exhibited in the Lexus space at the Milan Design Week in April 2013.

The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD is an international competition that targets next generation innovators around the world. The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD is an opportunity for designers around the globe to create work that is then displayed at one of the design calendar’s most important events. Through this initiative, Lexus hopes to nurture and support creators and enrich our world as a whole.


【Winning Works】

“INAHO”                                                        tangent:

(Hideki Yoshimoto/Yoshinaka Ono) : Japan

(mentored by Sam Hecht)


“Making Porcelain With A ORIGAMI”                 Hitomi Igarashi : Japan

(mentored by Junya Ishigami)


“Bscooter”                                           Goula / Figuera

(Álvaro Fernández-Goula/Pablo Figuera) : Spain

“Calm Kayak”                                     Mani Zamani : Iran


“FLY”                                                  Dear Cai

(Dong bo chai/Zong Han Tsai) : Taiwan


“KLAVA lamp”                                                Rudy Davi : Italy

“Natural Motion for Natural Music”                Moonchul Kim : Korea


“Slides Bridge”                                                zhufei

(Zhu Fei/Zhu Tian Hui) : China


“The drinking fountain”                                  ATELIER OPA

(Yuki Sugihara/Toshihiko Suzuki/Munetaka  Ishikawa): Japan


“weaving a home”                                           Abeer Seikaly : Canada/Jordan


“World Clock”                                     Masafumi Ishikawa : Japan




About Lexus

Driven by the vision to create the finest luxury car, combining speed, safety, comfort, and elegance, Lexus was launched in 1983. The first Lexus, the flagship LS 400, was introduced in 1989 since which Lexus has continued to set new standards for luxury vehicles around the world. With a vast sales network in over 70 countries, Lexus is ranked among the ten largest Japanese global brands. Its world headquarters are located in Japan, with major operational centers in Europe and the United States.  In the UAE, Lexus is exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors and has an extensive lineup of sedans, SUVs and a supercar. The sedan line-up includes CT, IS, ES, GS, LS. The SUV range includes RX, GX and LX. The F marque line produces ISF sports sedan and the LFA supercar.  With this range of vehicles that are unsurpassed in their respective classes and a philosophy that puts the customer first, Lexus will continue to forge ahead, setting new precedents in pursuit of perfection.

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About Al-Futtaim Motors

Al-Futtaim Motors is a member of Al-Futtaim, the leading UAE business conglomerate. It operates the Toyota, Lexus and Hino franchises through a network of modern Sales Showrooms, Service and Parts facilities strategically located throughout the UAE to provide the optimum sales and after-sales service to its customers.  The company also operates 13 Tyre Express outlets in Dubai and Northern Emirates at select Emarat Petrol Station in addition to 5 TBA Tyre Service Centres at ADNOC Petrol Stations in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. A comprehensive range of tyres and batteries are available, together with expert advice on tyre care and safety. The company’s customer focus is exemplified in its guiding maxim of “We care and it shows”.


For further information please contact:

Essam Abo El Naga

Public Relations Executive