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Lexus has announced 12 shortlist projects for the Lexus Design Award 2017. The theme for this year award is “YET” and encourages us to push the boundaries of creativity by fusing seemingly incompatible elements.
“Exhilarating performance YET environmentally conscious,
Cutting edge technology YET user-friendly,
Emotional YET rational.”
4 Prototype Winners plus 8 additional panel finalists will be exhibited in Milan during the Fuorisalone (4-9 April) at La Triennale.
4 PROTOTYPE WINNERS
Ahran Won (Korea/Usa)
Having nothing and YET possessing everything
A capsule for mobile living, one object, more than one function.
Hiroto Yoshizoe, Japan
A structure to experience the existence colors as light and shadow.
Jia Wu, China
A modular music toy system for a child to connect everyday objects using imaginative invention and musical creativity and encouraging improvisation while playing.
Jessica Fügler, Usa
Large-scale structures whose surfaces alter based on the viewer’s perspective.
8 PANEL FINALISTS:
Eunjin Park, Korea
Buoyant measuring spoon for blind people
Kuniko Maeda, Japan/UK
The Landscape of paper
3d structure made with recycled paper.
Takehanake studio, Japan
Mass production to unique items
A portable kiln to transform mass produced ceramics into a new unique ‘one-of-a- kind’ item.
Ryo Katayama, Japan
A pot made entirely of paper and used for cooking.
Paula Cermeño, Peru
Banana leaf bandages
MODlabEric/Schwartzbach, Benjamin Ward, Usa
Temporary shelter for displaced populations in emergency situations.
Takuro Sanda, Japan
Time Tune Radio
Radio tunes in programs from past and present.
Evgeny Arinin, Russia
Traffic light system
A sophisticated new traffic light that has hardly changed in more than a century.