And finally! The wait is over.
For the Lexus Design Award India 2021, Lexus India reveals its coveted list of judges and mentors.
The panel seeks to recognise the next generation of talents across the country by assessing the submissions on Lexus’ three key design principles – Anticipate, Innovate and Captivate, to build a better future.
Over the years, the Lexus Design Award India has seen an increase in submissions, with over a thousand original entrants competing to win this year’s coveted award.
So, are you willing to win this year’s award?
The design competition now recognises innovative talent and designs in its fourth year, essential to the award’s mission of recognizing and nurturing designs that incorporate design and technology and will lead to the creation of a better tomorrow. The design competition now recognises innovative talent and designs in its fourth year, fundamental to the award’s mission of recognizing and nurturing designs that incorporate design and technology and will lead to the creation of a better tomorrow.
On the judging panel this year is Professor Dhimant Panchal, Industrial designer and Fashion and Lifestyle Accessory designer, David Nordstrom Vice President, Lexus Asia Pacific Division, Unmesh Kulkarni founding member of Oceanic Circle, Rashmi Korjan founder of India’s first all-women run product design firm The Design Concern and co-founded Studio Korjan, fashion designer Anuj Sharma and Shibani Dasgupta lifestyle accessory designer and creator of Baaya Design.
“The Lexus Design Award India provides a great platform for designers to showcase their work. I am excited to be a part of the judging panel this year and look forward to seeing the innovative ideas that come from our design talent across India.”
Professor Dhimant Panchal, Jury Chairperson for LDAI 2021
Eh, guess! What’s in store for you?
Finalists of the Conceptual category will have an exclusive opportunity to receive guidance from renowned designers in India to bring their creations and design to life and develop prototypes of their ideas for final judgment.
LDAI trophy designer Michael Foley- founder of Foley Designs, Nandita Abraham- President of Pearl Academy, Ayush Kasliwal- Creative Director and CEO, AKDPL, Nishma Pandit- co-founder of Ticket Design- a multidisciplinary design consulting firm, Karishma Shahani Khan- founder of clothing and textile label Ka-Sha Designs and Amit Krishn Gulati- award-winning industrial designer entrepreneur and educator will mentor the finalists selected.
“We are delighted to announce the line-up of judges and mentors for the Lexus Design Award India 2021 who come with an immense knowledge of design and innovation and are celebrated globally for their stellar contribution. Over the last three years, Lexus Design Award India has continued to further cement its footprint in the design fraternity and have established itself as a premier design award. Attracting entries from a pool of talent, we are confident that this year’s winners will bring about ideas which will help us craft a better tomorrow.”
P.B. Venugopal, President, Lexus India
Following the mentorship program, the 6 finalists of the Conceptual category will go on to present their projects to the jury panel for evaluation. The final winners will then be announced along with the Established category winners at the Lexus Design Award India event in January 2021.
For more information on the Lexus Design Award India 2021, please visit www.lexusdesign.in