Above image: Iris – handblown glass lamp by Sebastian Scherer, Germany
Lexus has announced the winners of its second annual Lexus Design Awards, an international design showcase and competition first launched in 2012.
Out of 1157 submissions received from 72 countries, just 10 finalists and two winners were selected by the program’s panel of judges. Among the 12 finalists were the Crane bookshelf, the Game of Space (below) and the Iris glass lamp (above).
Close to 60 entries were received from emerging Australian designers and innovators, the majority from countries in the southern hemisphere.
Lexus hopes to nurture and support world-enriching creators through its annual awards program, with the 10 finalist entries gaining the opportunity to exhibit at Milan Design Week in April.
Out of the 12, the winning two entries will create prototypes of their designs in close collaboration with one of two assigned mentors, Arthur Huang and Robin Hunicke.
The two prototypes together with panel displays of the 10 finalist entries will be exhibited as a group in the Lexus space at the aforementioned Milan Design Week.