Refine your Lexus Design Award concept with Resident

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Grand Prix winner of the Lexus Design Award 2016: AMAM for Agar Plasticity.

Grand Prix winner of the Lexus Design Award 2016: AMAM for Agar Plasticity.

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Lexus Design Award 2016 prototype winner: Myungsik Jang for Dada.

Lexus Design Award 2016 prototype winner: Myungsik Jang for Dada.

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Lexus Design Award 2016 prototype winner: Studio Ayaskan for Trace.

Lexus Design Award 2016 prototype winner: Studio Ayaskan for Trace.

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Lexus Design Award 2016 prototype winner: Angelene Laura Fenuta for Shape Shifters.

Lexus Design Award 2016 prototype winner: Angelene Laura Fenuta for Shape Shifters.

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Local design experts Simon James and Scott Bridgens of Resident will be hosting a workshop for New Zealand designers and design students looking to enter a concept in this year’s Lexus Design Award competition. 

First launched in 2013, the Lexus Design Award is an international design competition that targets up-and-coming creators from around the world. Eight finalists will receive mentoring from international design heavyweights and have their works prototyped and exhibited at Milan Design Week

“The awards are an opportunity for young designers to have their creations put in front of the most critical audience in the world, and therefore really test themselves against the best,” says Scott Bridgens, managing director of Resident. 

“It allows them to get perspective on where they are as designers or where they need to go to achieve a world standard.”

Designers who have a concept they would like to enter in the Lexus Design Award 2017 are welcome to attend the free workshop at Resident’s head office at 61 Upper Queen Street, Newton, Auckland, on Tuesday 11 October from 09:00-17:00.

“Resident will be providing mentorship for the concept to help the designer build on the initial idea and make it stronger, and also perfect their presentation so it can, hopefully, be a finalist on the world stage,” says Bridgens. 

Entries for the Lexus Design Award 2017 close on 16 October. If you have any questions or would like to start a conversation with the Resident/Lexus team here in New Zealand, contact them at lda@lexus.co.nz, or for more information and to enter, click here.


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