Hyderabad: Automotive company Lexus India announced the fifth edition of its Lexus Design Award India 2022 (LDAI), to provide designers a stage to showcase their creativity and talent. Entries will be accepted from 23rd July to 15th September 2021.
The last four editions of LDAI have seen over 2,600 creative proposals from designers across the country, which have contributed through their innovative design thinking. Additionally, over 1,100 conceptual category entries have had the opportunity to present their projects at a global level through the international Lexus Design Award, a number that has been steadily increasing since inception (51 in 2019 to 569 in 2021).
These designs were primarily focused at solving problems in key areas such as healthcare, energy conservation, sustainable goods, waste management and public utility among others.
Some winning entries include UniCast, a resizable cast for healing fractures, CleaneRat, an IoT-powered sewer maintenance robot, Accufill, a device that provides a real-time reading of fuel being pumped into the vehicle tank, Iceheal that provides hot and cold treatment for quick pain relief and Samarth, a modular air purification system.
Entries at the Lexus Design Award India 2022 will be judged across 10 categories- established work, product design, furniture design, textile design, craft design, design thinking, public utility design, lifestyle accessory design, design for social impact, under student and open category.
The finalists from the Conceptual Work Category will receive an exclusive mentorship programme led by stalwarts of the design industry. Winners from the 10 categories will be awarded with the Lexus Design Award India trophy designed by Michael Foley, a renowned designer. The winners of LDAI 2022 will be announced in early 2022.