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Lexus Design Award 2020



Since its launch in 2013, the Lexus Design Award has served as a platform for emerging creators from around the world whose works display innovative design excellence. 

It provides a unique opportunity for each finalist to be mentored by a globally recognised designer, fund and build their prototype, and in previous years, the chance to showcase their works at one of the design calendar’s most prestigious events - Milan Design Week.

Design for a better tomorrow

The 2020 Lexus Design Award called upon next generation creators from around the world to "Design for a better tomorrow". Of the 2,042 entries from 79 countries, only one Grand Prix winner will be selected from a shortlist of six finalists, based on three key Lexus principles: Anticipate, Innovate, Captivate. 

The six finalists have used innovative techniques and materials to highlight the interplay between design and technology. In many cases, they have incorporated biodegradable materials and used renewable energy sources. 


The Finalists

BellTower Lexus Design Award 2020 Winner

2020 Grand Prix Winner

Open Source Communities, BellTower (Kenya)

"It was a great honor for us as BellTower, to be one of the 6 finalists and then win the Grand Prix of Lexus Design Award 2020. Our journey began with many challenges. However, we persevered to showcase our ambitious concept. Our experience has taught us invaluable lifelong lessons. All our future designs will be aligned with the key principles we learned as part of the Lexus family."

John Brian Kamau, BellTower

Lexus Design Award 2021

Entries for Lexus Design Award 2021 are now closed. Finalists will be announced in January 2021.


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