- Lexus Design Award India offers recognition & accolades to winners from 10 different categories of design
- In its fourth year, the Lexus Design Award India 2021 has received over 1000 entries from designers and creators across India
- The board of venerable and noted designers from the Indian design fraternity are all set to mentor and assess the rising talent for the Lexus Design Award India 2021
- PANEL OF JUDGES: Dhimant Panchal, Unmesh Kulkarni, Rashmi Korjan, Shibani Dasgupta, Anuj Sharma and David Nordstrom
- PANEL OF MENTORS: Michael Foley, Nandita Abraham, Ayush Kasliwal, Nishma Pandit, Karishma Shahani Khan, Amit Krishn Gulati
Delhi/Mumbai/Bangalore, 29 October 2020, India- Lexus India has announced its lineup of esteemed judges and mentors for the Lexus Design Awards India 2021. The panel aims to identify the next generation of talent in the country, evaluating the entries on the three key design principles of Lexus- Anticipate, Innovate and Captivate, to build a better tomorrow. The Lexus Design Award India has seen an increase in entries over the years, with over a thousand original entrants competing to win the prestigious award this year.
Now in its fourth edition, the design competition recognizes innovative talent and designs, central to the award’s mission to recognize and nurture designs that are an amalgamation of design and technology and can play a role in building a better tomorrow. The annual event engages with both established & budding creative talent across the country, aspiring to win the coveted trophy for their state-of-the-art designs.
On the judging panel this year is Professor Dhimant Panchal, Industrial designer and Fashion & 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.” comments Professor Dhimant Panchal, Jury Chairperson for LDAI 2021.
Finalists of the Conceptual category will have an exclusive opportunity to receive guidance from renowned designers in India to bring their creations & 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.” said 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.
The Lexus Design Award India is conducted in knowledge partnership with Association of Designers of India – ADI. Emulating the same brand commitment as that of Lexus’, ADI ensures that their efforts are in the direction of promoting best practices in the profession of design in India. ADI is India’s only association, that through its 8 chapters, promotes and strengthens the capabilities of the Indian design professionals & students, as well as presents a unified voice to influence public policy, shape the industry and benefit people at large through design.
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