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A Look At This Year’s Lexus Product Design Award Winners

A Look At This Year’s Lexus Product Design Award Winners
Design

Finalists range from a soap bubble inspired lamp to a fort-building kit for kids.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 3 february 2014

The second annual Lexus Design Award challenged designers from around the globe to submit product ideas based on the theme of ‘curiosity’. 1,157 submissions were narrowed down to 12 finalists by a panel of six judges including design journalists, architects and curators.

The 12 finalist projects will be exhibited in the Lexus space at the 2014 Milan Design Week in April. Two winning designs, “Iris” by Sebastian Scherer and “Macian” by James Fox will be prototyped specially for the show. The Lexus Design Award aims to challenge up-and-coming designers and innovators to search for new ideas and offer the chance to exhibit at one of the worlds’ premiere design festivals.

Here’s a look at the 2014 winners:

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Iris – Sebastian Scherer / Germany
Handblown glass lamp with an iridescent coating.

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Macian – James Fox / UK
Kit to build more creative forts for kids.

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Crane – Ronen Bavly, Ornit Arnon/ Israel
Bookshelf that creates a balancing game.

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DICECOVER – Mansour Ourasanah / USA
Interactive tool to encourage people to learn more about our planet.

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E-Wheel – Phuoc Nguyen / Vietnam
Electric wheel to power bicycles.

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Flynote – Aldo De Carlo (Italy), Judith Ccasa Caceres (Peru)
Elegantly designed record player.

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Game of Space – Nan Lei, Xinyi Wang / China
Dynamic architectural space.

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JoyCarpet – Meng-Ling Yang / Taiwan
Interactive rug helps babies develop their potential.

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Ooho! – Rodrigo García González (Spain) Pierre Pasalier (France), Guillaume Couche (France)
Organic membrane to package liquids as water balls.

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PAUSE – Stuti Mazumdar, Rajeev Dave / India
New design for telling time.

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PIXIMOT – MAMIKIM & Co. / UK
Interactive display formed from rotating wooden cubes.

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Sky Lighthouse – Yoshiki Matsuyama / Japan
Interactive light that displays the colors of the sky.

 

Source: Lexus

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