- From left: Paola Antonelli © 2016 Marton Perlaki, Anupama Kundoo © Andreas Deffner, Bruce Mau, Simon Humphries
TOKYO, Japan (September 1, 2021)―Lexus today announced the four distinguished members selected for the judging panel of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022, a global platform that supports and nurtures the next generation of creators. This year, Lexus welcomes Indian architect Anupama Kundoo and Canadian designer Bruce Mau to the panel, who will be joining multi-term contributing judges Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA, NY and Simon Humphries, who heads Toyota & Lexus Global Design.
Lexus believes that the innovative approach of Anupama Kundoo, whose many experimental community-centric projects blend craft traditions with architectural techniques, is vital for nurturing the potential of up-and-coming creators. Bruce Mau, who launched his career in graphic design, has championed his vision that "design can change the world," for decades and his broad multi-disciplinary approach resonates with the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD's theme of Design for a Better Tomorrow.
New judge Bruce Mau said, "I'm deeply honored to be a part of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD competition because this program takes on the critically important responsibility of nurturing the next generation of designers and empowering them to make the world a better place for all. Lexus recognizes the great value in leveraging the best in design talent and providing the six competition finalists with a solid foundation and funding support to advance their projects. The competition's emphasis on mentorship is particularly meaningful to me, as a mentor helped define the direction of my life as designer."
This elite judging panel will select six finalists in early 2022, from among the global entries. The judges will be seeking proposals that most effectively embody the Lexus brand's three key principles of Anticipate, Innovate, and Captivate, while seamlessly enhancing the happiness of all. Finalists will then be mentored by four renowned creators, to develop prototypes and present their visions. In the spring of 2022, the four judges will review the designs presented by the finalists to decide on the Grand Prix winner.
Members of the mentor team will be announced this fall.
Entries for the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 will be accepted until October 10, 2021.
For more information, please visit LexusDesignAward.com
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CALL FOR ENTRIES TO THE LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 COMPETITION
|Title||LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022|
|Application Period||July 13 - October 10, 2021|
|Mentors||Members of the mentor team will be announced this fall.|
|Prizes / Benefits||
See Official Rules for more details.
LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 PANEL OF JUDGES
SENIOR CURATOR, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, MoMA, NY
Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art, as well as MoMA's founding Director of Research & Development. Her goal is to promote design's understanding, until its positive influence on the world is universally acknowledged. Her work investigates design's impact on everyday experience, often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science, and technology.
She has curated shows, written books, lectured worldwide, and taught in several schools, including Harvard and UCLA. Among her most recent exhibitions are Broken Nature, devoted to the idea of restorative design (conceived as the XXII Triennale di Milano) and Material Ecology, on the groundbreaking work of architect Neri Oxman. She is currently working on several new sessions of her MoMA R&D Salons; and on the Instagram series @design.emergency, conceived with design critic Alice Rawsthorn and devoted to the role of design in the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Alice and Paola's book, Design Emergency, will be published in 2022.
ARCHITECT / FOUNDER OF ANUPAMA KUNDOO ARCHITECTS
Anupama Kundoo graduated from University of Mumbai in 1989 and received her PhD degree from the TU Berlin in 2008. Her research-oriented practice has generated people centric architecture based on spatial and material research for low environmental impact while being socio-economically beneficial. Her body of works was recently exhibited as a solo show 'Taking Time' at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark in Spring of 2021. She has taught Architecture and Urban Management at various international universities strengthening her expertise in rapid urbanization and climate change related development issues, and was the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University in Spring 2020.
She is currently Professor at Potsdam School of Architecture, Germany and the winner of the 2021 Auguste Perret Prize for her contribution to architectural technologies and the 2021 recipient of the RIBA Charles Jencks Award.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO, MASSIVE CHANGE NETWORK
Designer, author, educator, artist and entrepreneur Bruce Mau practices a holistic life-centered design approach grounded in empathy and fact-based optimism to help clients and collaborators envision and articulate their purpose and future. Across thirty years of design innovation, he's worked with global brands and companies, leading organizations, heads of state, renowned artists and fellow optimists. He became an international figure with the publication of S,M,L,XL, designed and co-authored with Rem Koolhaas. His most recent book, Mau: MC24―Bruce Mau's 24 Principles for Designing Massive Change in Your Life and Work, offers readers a mindset and toolkit that can be applied to any type of challenge at any scale to create impact and positive transformation.
HEAD OF TOYOTA & LEXUS GLOBAL DESIGN
Simon Humphries is Head of Toyota & Lexus Global Design. He was appointed to oversee design for both brands in 2018. As Head of Lexus Global Design Humphries seeks to define Lexus' unique values in the form of a brand philosophy, incorporating a clear cultural reference to Lexus' Japanese heritage and building a design direction that is relevant to users around the world.
Humphries joined the company in 1994. His many roles in leadership and advanced design include defining the signature spindle grille that has become an icon for the Lexus brand. In 2016 he became President of ED2 (Toyota Europe Design Development) where his team spearheaded development of mobility concepts such as the Toyota e-Palette concept as part of the brand's transition from "automotive company" to "mobility company." Humphries began his career in design in 1988 when he was awarded the Royal Society of Arts Bursary Prize for Product Design in the UK. The award gave him the opportunity to work for Sony, which jumpstarted his passion for living and working in Japan. In his spare time Humphries enjoys carpentry and is restoring a 100-year-old Japanese farmhouse.
Lexus launched in 1989 with a flagship sedan and a guest experience that helped define the premium automotive industry. In 1998, Lexus introduced the luxury crossover category with the launch of the Lexus RX. The luxury hybrid sales leader, Lexus delivered the world's first luxury hybrid and has since sold over 2.02 million hybrid vehicles.
A global luxury automotive brand with an unwavering commitment to bold, uncompromising design, exceptional craftsmanship, and exhilarating performance, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of the next generation of global luxury guests, and is currently available in over 90 countries worldwide.
Lexus associates/team members across the world are dedicated to crafting amazing experiences that are uniquely Lexus, and that excite and change the world.
ABOUT LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
Launched in 2013, the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD is an international competition for up-and-coming creators from around the world. The Award seeks to contribute to society by supporting designers and creators whose work shows potential to shape a better future. Six finalists gain a rare opportunity to prototype their designs under the mentorship of leading designers. The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD provides global media exposure to drive professional career advancement.
Toyota Motor Corporation works to develop and manufacture innovative, safe and high-quality products and services that create happiness by providing mobility for all. We believe that true achievement comes from supporting our customers, partners, employees, and the communities in which we operate. Since our founding over 80 years ago in 1937, we have applied our Guiding Principles in pursuit of a safer, greener and more inclusive society. Today, as we transform into a mobility company developing connected, automated, shared and electrified technologies, we also remain true to our Guiding Principles and many of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals to help realize an ever-better world, where everyone is free to move.
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