Lexus has announced the six finalists for the Lexus Design Award 2021, the Japanese premium manufacturer’s ninth annual design competition, selected by the judging panel from 2,079 entries submitted by creatives from 66 different countries. In selecting this year’s six finalists, the judges looked for innovative ideas that embodied the three key principles of the Lexus brand – Anticipate, Innovate and Engage – with an emphasis on design that leads to a better tomorrow.
CY-BO by Kenji Abe (Japan)
CY-BO is a new form of cytologically inspired packaging material that can be transformed into various shapes by combining pieces together. Infinitely reusable and reorganisable, it can be converted into all kinds of products for different applications depending on the user’s ideas.
Kenji Abe graduated from Tama Art University Product Design Department and now works as a product designer in Tokyo. While professionally designing imaging products, he also carries out personal design activities. He is driven by creating a better tomorrow for humans, nature, animals and the earth, and wants to come up with beautiful solutions to the problems we face.