Our Exclusive Look Behind Lexus + Architect Germane Barnes’ Immersive Installation at DesignMiami/

An exhibition fostering numerous collaborations with the next generation of designers, embodying the concept of an electrified future

Lexus is returning as a DesignMiami/ sponsor for 2021’s Miami Art Week, and for the first time they stayed local and teamed up with the principal architect at Studio Barnes and assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture (who specializes in social and political implications of architecture), Germane Barnes. Together, the luxury automotive brand and artist—along with Barnes’ students, University of Miami’s …

Lexus’ Design Miami/ Installation, “Freedom to Move” by Tosin Oshinowo + Chrissa Amuah

Six masks designed to unify a global art audience, presented this Miami Art Week

Presented with Design Miami/, this Lexus-led conceptual design activation by Nigeria-based architect and designer Tosin Oshinowo and British-Ghanaian textile designer Chrissa Amuah prompts visitors (online and in-person) to consider the beauty in evolution. The piece, titled “Freedom to Move,” comprises six headpieces intended to represent our collective and sudden transition to wearing masks in public. Instead of infusing the six featured headpieces (two versions of …

The 2020 Lexus Design Award’s Winner: Bell Tower’s “Open Source Communities”

The Kenya-based team's winning entry aims to empower communities

Launched in 2013, the Lexus Design Award celebrates innovations by emerging designers from all over the world. This year’s call to “Design for a Better Tomorrow” fielded responses from 79 countries. Finalists included proposals for a “breathing cloud,” a life jacket that can attach to others to form a raft, a sewing machine for the visually impaired, a portable body washer and more. The grand prix …