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LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020 Virtual Grand-Prix SelectionThe luxury brand continues its support of next-generation creators on this new platform

Jun. 30, 2020

TOKYO, Japan (June 30, 2020)―Today, Lexus announced that the luxury brand is adapting their Grand Prix judging for the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020 to a virtual environment in August with the Grand Prix winner to be announced on Sept 1.

Out of 2,042 entries from 79 countries, a record for LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, only one Grand Prix winner will be selected. The judges' decision on the Grand Prix winner will be based on three key principles of the Lexus brand: Anticipate, Innovate, and Captivate, with an emphasis on design that leads to a better tomorrow.

LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020 FINALISTS

A Grand Prix trophy, designed by Hideki Yoshimoto, will be unveiled when this year's Grand Prix winner is announced in September. Yoshimoto was a winner in the first LEXUS DESIGN AWARD in 2013 and has become a successful designer based in London working with a number of global brands. The trophy design will incorporate his engineering background and commitment to Japanese takumi-craftsmanship and will continue to be used for all future LEXUS DESIGN AWARD events.

SENIOR CURATOR FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AT 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 work investigates design's impact on everyday experience, often including overlooked objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology. Following the XXII Triennale di Milano―her 2019 Broken Nature, devoted to the idea of restorative design―Material Ecology, a show on the work of architect Neri Oxman that opened at MoMA on February 2020; on several new sessions of her MoMA R&D Salons; and on two books―a collection of essays on contemporary design and Design Bites, a book about foods from all over the world as examples of design.

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