Lexus International announced today the Grand Prix winner of Lexus Design Award 2019. Lisa Marks won the prestigious award for her design of “Algorithmic Lace” from a total of 1,548 idea submissions from 65 countries across the globe. The prototype showcases the Lexus brand’s desire to leverage design that contributes to a better tomorrow and aligns well with Lexus’ passion for human-centricity in the midst of evolution and innovation. The project is a bra designed for women in the post-mastectomy period, and is made with a new methodology that uses an algorithmic scheme to produce a three-dimensional lace. This design eliminates those aspects of bras that can cause discomfort after surgery, giving all women a new confidence in themselves.
Lisa Marks is an Industrial Designer specializing in the fusion of artisanal research and algorithmic design to promote sustainable methods that help the craft industry. Lisa holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Design and teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Through this program, and since its inception in 2013, Lexus puts into practice its commitment to support and nurture the next generation of designers who share Lexus’ belief in the power of design and innovation to shape a brighter future. The prototypes from all of this year’s finalists make creative use of technology to design practical solutions that have the power to change lives. The prototypes born from the creativity of the six finalists are on display at the Spazio Lexus at the Fuorisalone in Milan until 13 April. First launched in 2013, in cooperation with designboom, the Lexus Design Award is an international design competition that targets up-and-coming creators from around the world.