Lexus Design Award India 2019 were recently organized in Pune and needless to say the night saw some of the biggest names from the field of art, design and architecture come under one roof. Lexus India handed out awards across 12 categories, and the Jury’s Choice Award, having received 557 entries for the LDAI 2019. The winners of the student category and the open category will get to attend will also be invited to the Lexus Design Event, at the Milan Design Week 2019.
The theme was this years awards was “Design for a Better Tomorrow”.
Now in its second year, the program invited designers to submit entries which incorporate the fundamental Lexus principles of “Anticipate,” “Innovate,” and “Captivate“. Elaborating on the same “The Lexus brand is built on great design that guarantees comfort, luxury, safety and sustainability. Our commitment to responsible design permeates every aspect of our work and the Lexus Design Award India is our way of ensuring the legacy of design with a purpose, is carried forward by a new generation of designers” said N Raja, Chairman, Lexus India.
Here are some of the ideas and designers that stood out
Craft Design winner Knot Studio – Project title, Kalpavriksha
They plan to revolutionize the way furniture and design is perceived. In order to revive and retain the art of weaving palm leaves together to create sturdy furniture Knot Studio created a series titled Kalpavriksh. The idea was replace the daily used plastic furniture and instead pick up pieces made of weaved palm leaves showing an array of organic hues and textures. Pieces made of the coconut coir were also a part of the same project. Coir was treated with natural rubber latex and the result was sturdy and light weight furniture.
Lifestyle Accessory Design winner Foley Designs Pvt Ltd – Project title, South Indian Breakfast set
Foley designs reinterpreted the traditional South Indian breakfast cutlery pieces into something very contemporary and fuss-free.
Textile Design winner Amaze Range – Project title, Amaze Range
How to innovate while harking back to India’s past? These were some of the questions that prompted the team at Amaze range to push boundaries. They created a stunning blend of cotton and linen which was hand block-printed with patterns designed to bring the magic of Indian heritage water systems into focus.
Furniture Design winner Amazng Furniture Accessories LLP – Project title, MOH-The Tray Side Table
The idea here was to create furniture with a difference . Something which is unique but with a mass appeal. Therefore Amazng Furniture created MOH – the tray side table fusing stone, steel and wood with brass laser-cut natural forms.
Public Utility Design winner Prasanna Desai Architects – Project Title, Smart City : Healthy Aundh, Pune
Driven by the concept of 3S denoting safety, shade and society Prasanna Desai Architects developed a concept to create a Neighbourhood Upgradation Programme enabling citizens to move Safely, under natural Shade of trees. A project conceived as a part of the Smart City Mission in Pune