DESIGN AWARD INDIA 2020

DESIGN FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
ANTICIPATE. INNOVATE. CAPTIVATE.

The Lexus Design Award India aims to identify and award the best works of industrial design created by Indian designers. The award aims to recognize and reward members of the Indian design community who anticipate future challenges, innovate to tackle those challenges and in doing so, captivate the hearts and minds of Indian consumers.


Applications are now closed. Winners will be announced in Jan 2020.


To contact the Lexus Design Award India team:
Contact number: +91 9987266722
Email: contact@ldai.com

Finalists

The Lexus Design Award India recognizes Indian talent from various design disciplines. The different judging categories are divided into two pools, established work and conceptual work.

Finalists in Established Work category

This category features industrial design works that are client-commissioned or self-commissioned, and have been through a complete design cycle.

  • PRODUCT DESIGN

    PRODUCT DESIGN

    This includes all products and product systems that are designed for use by end consumers and intended for mass manufacture. This includes (but is not limited to) consumer appliances, consumer electronics, and products for home and office. This award will not consider product designs that are intended as one-offs or artistic installations. This category includes all types of product except automobiles and automobile related design. (See Avoidance of Conflict of Interest in the Eligibility Section)



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  • TEXTILE DESIGN

    TEXTILE DESIGN

    This will include all design work that uses textiles and fabrics as an integral part of the design project. This category includes textiles for use by the apparel industry, the home furnishing industry, and other allied business that use textiles as an integral part of a product experience.



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  • LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN

    LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN

    The award for Lifestyle Accessory design will consider (but is not limited to) the design of jewellery, personal accessories, bags, luggage, footwear, clothing, lighting, interior objects and other lifestyle associated products. Like all the other award categories, this award will consider only those entries that are intended for mass or batch manufacture. This award will not consider designs intended as one-offs or custom-made pieces.



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  • FURNITURE DESIGN

    FURNITURE DESIGN

    This award will recognize the best design work in furniture and products intended for use in residential or commercial interiors. Here again, the design work must be intended for mass manufacture and end-user consumption. This includes (but not limited to) seating systems, office systems, home furniture and lighting. Custom built retail interior design that is location specific and intended as a one-off will not be considered.



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  • DESIGN THINKING

    DESIGN THINKING

    Design thinking is the application of design ideas and methodologies in areas that might traditionally considered as “non-design” domains. Apart from just designers, in recent times, design thinking has been used by CEOs, social scientists, economists, and educators. The award for Design Thinking will be given to projects that bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to difficult problems. These solutions should be scalable and have the potential for impact at a mass level.



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  • CRAFT DESIGN

    CRAFT DESIGN

    India has a large majority of people who rely on their craft making skills to earn a living. The handicraft industry is a big contributor to India’s GDP and employs millions of people. The Award for Design for Craft seeks to acknowledge designers who work with craftspeople and crafts collectives to help create products/services that in turn help craftspeople improve their skills and design abilities and simultaneously opens up new sources of income for them.



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  • PUBLIC UTILITY DESIGN

    PUBLIC UTILITY DESIGN

    The design of public utilities includes (but is not limited to) everything from electronic voting machines to public seating to rural healthcare systems. The Design for Public Utility Award seeks to recognize products/systems that are designed with a human-centered approach for use by everybody in the social pyramid, especially the underprivileged. These products/systems may fall outside of the traditional profit-motive-led production process that regular for-profit enterprises would undertake. Hence this category will not use commercial success as a judging criterion.



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  • DESIGN FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

    DESIGN FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

    As a growing economy, India faces many unique social, cultural and societal challenges. From poverty to healthcare to livelihoods, designers are engaging with civil society at various levels. The award for Social Impact of Design will consider the social impact of a designer’s work in its broader societal context. The jury will look at how the designer’s work has impacted people and the planet. Entrants are encouraged to submit facts and figures, social impact studies, and endorsements by reputable social organizations to support their entry.



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      • Boond™, an AdditionalNeeds™ feeder for cleft lip and cleft palate babies

        Nameeta Sohoni

      • LECHAL 2.0 : Smart insoles to lower fall risk of the elderly

        Jayneel Pradip Shah

      • SenseFlo - Smart Water Management for Apartments

        Upendra Shenoy

Finalists in Conceptual Work category

This category features original conceptual and exploratory works that will also be submitted to the global Lexus Design Award category.

  • STUDENT CATEGORY

    STUDENT CATEGORY

    This years’ theme for the Student Category is “Design For a Better Tomorrow – Anticipate, Innovate, Captivate”

    This category will consider original works of a conceptual nature by students who are currently enrolled in design schools across India. All entries submitted in this category must be in accordance with the above theme.

    Entries submitted in this category must be industrial design ideas, concepts and explorations that attempt to embody the values of innovation, sustainability, usability, aesthetic refinement and industrial craftsmanship.



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  • OPEN CATEGORY

    OPEN CATEGORY

    This years’ theme for the Open Category is “Design For a Better Tomorrow – Anticipate. Innovate. Captivate.”

    This category is open to design professionals, teachers, thinkers and design enthusiasts. The Open Category will consider original, conceptual work that is in keeping with the above theme. Entrants are welcome to interpret the theme in accordance with their understanding of the challenges of designing for a better tomorrow.

    Entries submitted in this category must be industrial design ideas, concepts and explorations that attempt to embody the values of innovation, sustainability, usability, aesthetic refinement and industrial craftsmanship.



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  • SELECTION PROCESS SCHEDULE

    1. Application period
      8th Aug 2019 - 14th Oct 2019
    2. Announcement of Jury & Mentors
      Oct 2019
    3. Jury Meeting
      Nov 2019
    4. Announcement of LDAI 2020 Winners
      Jan 2020

    To contact the Lexus Design Award India team:
    Contact number: +91 9987266722
    Email: contact@ldai.com

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

JUDGING CRITERIA

SELECTION PROCESS

Additional Information

  • ABOUT THE AWARD

    The Lexus Design Award India (LDAI) seeks to foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers and creators whose works can help to shape a better future. The award aims to recognize and reward the best industrial design executed by Indian designers, institutions, design consultancy firms, and in-house design teams of companies. Good design is defined by LDAI as the synthesis of sustainable, ergonomic, aesthetic, commercial, industrial, and scientific disciplines to create products that simplify, enrich, and better human existence.

    Lexus, as a brand, has always stood for excellence in design, ergonomics, sustainability, technological superiority, and responsible consumption. The LDAI will mirror these brand values.

    The LDAI is an annual award that promotes good design across multiple categories. This is the Third year of the LDAI.

ABOUT THE TROPHY

The award trophy, designed by leading industrial designer, Michael Foley, features layers emanating from an arc reminiscent of the ‘L’-motif. A high lustre silver finish highlights each layer’s depth, with its warm wood base humanising the machined anodised aluminium slab.

  • Association of Designers of India Logo

    ABOUT ASSOCIATION OF DESIGNERS OF INDIA (ADI)

    ADI’s vision is to be a world class network representing professional interests of the Indian Design community, creating a meaningful interface between design professionals, people as users, the industry, education institutions and policy makers.

    ADI is committed to promoting best practices in the profession of design in India by strengthening and promoting the capabilities of the Indian design profession, as well as amplifying and presenting a unified voice to influence public policy, shape the industry and benefit people at large. ADI has been engaged with building awareness, highlighting work & concerns of design professionals, students of design, design education institutes and design consulting & industry practices.

    The Lexus Design Award India is conducted in knowledge partnership with ADI.

    For more information, please visit www.adi.org.in.