Lexus Announces Three Mentors for 2021 DESIGN AWARDThe three design stars represent diverse creative disciplines
Aug. 18, 2020
TOKYO, Japan (August 18, 2020)―Lexus today announced three mentors for the 2021 Lexus DESIGN AWARD, the international design competition which is currently accepting submissions from the world's emerging designers. Architect Mariam Kamara and designer Sabine Marcelis join as first-time mentors along with designer/inventor Joe Doucet who returns for his second year.
Sabine Marcelis, based in the Netherlands, works in material, installation and object design, seeking magical moments to create unexpected experiences. Joe Doucet, who is a designer, entrepreneur, inventor and creative director, focuses on finding solutions for daily societal challenges in product, furniture, environment and technology design.
CALL FOR ENTRIES TO THE LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2021 COMPETITION
*Two additional judges will be announced this fall. FOUNDER, JOE DOUCET X PARTNERS A designer, entrepreneur, inventor and creative director, Joe Doucet is one of the most sought-after creative talents working in America today. Doucet believes that design and, more importantly, a designer's thought process can play a larger role in innovation and problem solving, as well as aesthetics. Doucet's work has been exhibited globally and has received numerous international awards, including a World Technology Award for Design Innovation and multiple Good Design Awards. Doucet was named the 2017 Winner of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award as Product Designer―the highest honor in his field.
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, ATELIER MASOMI
Mariam Kamara is a Nigerien architect. In 2014, Kamara founded atelier masōmī, an architecture and research firm, tackling a wide variety of public, cultural, residential, commercial and urban design projects. Kamara served as Adjunct Associate Professor at Brown University and is a recurring Architecture Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design (R.I.S.D.) Kamara's work is guided by the belief that architects have an important role to play in thinking spaces that have the power to elevate, dignify, and provide a better quality of life.
Aug 19, 2020 at 21:39