[Lexus International] Judges and mentors for LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020 are decided

Lexus International LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020 judges and mentors decided New global experts in design and technology LEXUS announced that the judges and mentors of the international design competition “LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020” have been decided. This award, which is the eighth in total, aims to nurture and support up-and-coming creators who create a rich society and a better future with the power of design and technology. This year, we welcomed leaders and innovators from various fields such as art, design, and technology as judges and mentors. [Image 1

Judges: Paola Antonelli, Jean Gang, John Maeda, Yoshihiro Sawa Mentors: Joe Dorset, Bethan Gray, Philip Malloin, Shigematsu Shiheimatsu The jury will be joined by Gene Gang, who was selected as one of the “100 most influential people in the world” in 2019 by TIME magazine. Gang is known for creating works based on design thinking that overlooks individuals, society, and the environment, and integrates and circulates their relationships. The approach is the “Design for a Better Tomorrow” It also leads to “Design for creating the future”. Mr. Gang is a senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Curator of Architecture and Design, Jon Maeda, Chief Technology Officer and Publicis Sapient Chief Experience Officer, and Lexus. Along with International President Yoshihiro Sawa, entries will be judged from a new perspective. Three new mentors will be added this time. The first is Joe Dorset, who has the title of design engineer and has won many international awards. The second is British designer Bethan Gray, who is inspired by cultures around the world and creates distinctive furniture and decorations in collaboration with local craftsmen. And the third is British Canadian Philip Mulloin, who has won awards as an architect, interior designer, and product designer, but is also known as a media artist. In addition to the above three people, a total of four mentor team members, including OMA New York representative architect Shigematsu Shigematsu, who will continue to participate last year, will bring out the creativity of young designers. The judges will evaluate entries submitted from around the world, and in January 2020, six finalists will be announced for the “LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020”. Finalists gathered in New York, one of the world’s leading design bases, and started with a workshop held at “INTERSECT BY LEXUS-NYC”, and prototyped the design concept that they applied while receiving advice from four mentors. You can receive mentorship. Through the advice from mentors who are active in the world, we will gain knowledge and experience about creative, design and manufacturing, and develop the ability to make imagination a reality. The finalist prototype will be on display at Milan Design Week * in April 2020, and the Grand Prize winner of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020 will be announced from the six prototypes on April 20th. LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2020 accepts entries for this year’s work until Monday, October 14, 2019. For details, please refer to https://lexus.jp/brand/lexus-design/design_award/. Official hashtag: #LexusDesignAward * The world’s largest design exhibition, also known as Salone Del Mobile Milano. Events and exhibitions by brands and designers in many categories, such as furniture, fashion, and textiles, are held all at once. [LEXUS DESIGN AWARD introduction] Founded in 2013, LEXUS DESIGN AWARD focuses on up-and-coming creators around the world An international design competition. The goal is to nurture ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers and creators who create works with the power to form a rich society and a better future. The award provides each finalist with a valuable opportunity to work on prototyping of the proposed design proposals, with the world-renowned top designers as mentors, and these prototypes are the world’s largest design exhibition in Milan. Will be exhibited at Design Week. [Jury Profile] Paola Antonelli Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Senior Curator, Architecture and Design [Image 2

Senior Curator and Head of R & D at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Architecture and Design. It works for the purpose of spreading the universal understanding that design has a positive impact on the world. By combining design, architecture, art, science and technology, we will pursue the influence of design in everyday life, including things and customs that are often overlooked. He has curated numerous events, has written books, and has lectured around the world. He has taught at Harvard University and California State University at Los Angeles. After the 22nd Milan Triennale in 2019 (at the “Broken Nature” held at this exhibition, he curated a design to restore the balance between humans, nature and ecosystems) in MoMA in February 2020 Architect Neri Oxman’s exhibition “Material Ecology”, a new session at the MoMA R & D salon, He is working on two books on Design Bites, a collection of essays on temporary design and designs inspired by food from around the world. Jeanne Gang / architect Studio gang representative [Image 3

A fellow of the American Architects Association, founder and partner of an internationally renowned studio gang in architecture and urban design. Beyond traditional architecture, it is known for its architectural method of approach that reveals the relationship between people, the relationship between communities, and the connection with the environment. He has worked on a variety of award-winning works throughout the United States and Europe, such as the 2010 Aqua Tower in Chicago, the American Museum of Natural History in New York in 2018, and the United States Embassy in Brazil in 2016. . Following MacArthur Fellow, professor of architecture at Harvard Design School, he was selected as the most influential person in the world by TIME magazine this year, and best for him at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport New Terminal design competition A contract worth $ 2.2 million was won. John Maeda / Technologist Publicis Sapient Chief Experience Responsibility [Image 4

American businessman with faces of technologist, designer, engineer, artist, investor, author, teacher, etc. Worked at WordPress.com parent company Automatic and venture investment firm Kleiner Perkins, research leader at MIT Media Lab, president of Rhode Island School of Design, etc., 2019, French advertising agency group, Publicis Assumed the role of Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapient, a subsidiary that handles technology consulting. Selected by Esquire magazine as one of the “75 most influential people in the 21st century”, connecting people and ideas on a large scale by utilizing diverse experiences such as engineers, designers, and business leaders. He is also the author of popular books such as “Simpleness Law” and “Redesigning Leadership”. Plans to release a new book “How to Speak Machine”. He has spoken all over the world and has been viewed millions of times at TED. Yoshihiro Sawa Lexus International President [Image 5

Graduated from Kyoto Institute of Technology. Joined company in 1980. Responsible for external design of small cars such as Corolla Responsible for the development of Aigo as a chief engineer from a different designer after working in the United States and interior / exterior design. Appointed Lexus International President in April 2017. [Mentor Profile] Joe Doucet / Design Engineer Joe Dorset X Partners Representative [Image 6

Representative of design company Joe Dorset X Partners, one of the most popular creators in the United States. Immediately after graduating from the Art Center College of Design, he emerged and has created many works focusing on solving everyday and social issues through design. Dorset believes that design thinking is useful for innovation, solving social issues, and aesthetics, and is characterized by a visual and technical creative style that includes message characteristics. He holds numerous patents for design and technology related to his work. Dorset’s work has been exhibited around the world, including the London Design Museum and the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennale, and has won numerous international awards. The World Technology Award’s “Design Innovation Award” and several “Good Design Awards” are typical examples. Selected as the only “Avant Guardian”. In 2017, he received the National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum of the American Smithsonian Association. The award is said to be the most prestigious award for product designers. He has also launched numerous businesses as an entrepreneur, representing several design companies such as “OTHR” and “Citizen A.”, all aiming to improve the world through design. Bethan Gray / Designer Bethan Gray Design Representative [Image 7

Lives in London. One of Britain’s most famous furniture and sundries designers, he has won four Elle Decoration British Awards, including the best British designer. In 2008, founded Bethan Gray Design. A collection of handcrafted luxury furniture and home accessories is produced and sold at global retail stores such as Harrods, Liberty and Lane Crawford. Her personal activities in London include nurturing, supporting, and curating young designers, and also mentoring promising female designers. Recently, he established an award for craft women at Cardiff Metropolitan University, where he was an honorary fellow. In addition to London, exhibitions have been held all over the world, including Milan, Paris, New York, Dubai, and their works have been widely featured in global media. My ancestors had a great adventure across continents Knowing that, he was inspired by his love for travel, art and culture by visiting the places they went to. Today, he sees his mission as bringing modernity to traditional techniques while taking advantage of the cultural and craft techniques rooted in the area. The creed is that craft technology and design have the power to tell stories, and organized joint ventures that support 400 craftsmen around the world. Philippe Malouin / designer Philip Maroine Studio Director [Image 8

British Canadian Philip Mulloin received a bachelor’s degree in design from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Educated at the National Higher Industrial Creation School in Paris and the University of Montreal. After studying with British designer Tom Dixon, in 2008 he set up his own studio “Philip Maroin Studio” in London. His director, who is also the director of the “post office” of the architectural and interior design office, includes tables, rugs, chairs, lighting, art objects and installations. From 2012 to 2015, he taught at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London. Clients include SCP, Marsotto Edizioni, Resident, OTHR, Hem, Ace hotel, Matter-Made, Established & Sons, Roll & Hill, 1882 ltd., Kvadrat, Umbra Shift, Caesarstone, IZE, Swarovski, Bloomberg, Aesop, Touch Digital, etc. His gallery is “Salon 94 Design (Note 1)” in New York. In 2019, he was recently selected as “Designer of the Year” by “Wallpaper * Magazine”. (Note 1) Design gallery established in 2017 Shohei Shigematsu / architect OMA New York, Partner and Director [Image 9

Joined the architectural office OMA in 1998, represented the New York office in 2006 and became a partner in 2008. He is currently in charge of the renovation of Sotheby’s New York headquarters, the construction of luxury high-rise towers in San Francisco and Miami, and the residence building on 121 East 22nd Street, the first OMA building in New York City. He has also designed numerous cultural facilities such as the Quebec Art Museum and the Miami Beach Faena Forum. The expansion of the Albright-Knox Museum of Art in Buffalo, New York, and the construction of the second building of the New Museum in New York City are underway. He has designed exhibitions such as Prada, Venice Architecture Biennale, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Park Avenue Armory, the first Dior Retrospective in the United States at the Denver Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art. Oversees Japan’s OMA project A new business center in Fukuoka (2020) and the first multipurpose tower in the Mori Building (2022) for OMA in Tokyo are underway. He is also a design critic at Harvard Graduate School of Design and has lectured at TED, Wired Japan and universities around the world.

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