Winner of Lexus Design Award 2021 Grand Prix Announced

Henry Glogau has been named the Lexus Design Award 2021 Grand Prix winner, topping more than 2,000 entrants from 66 countries.

Glogau, a native of New Zealand and graduate of Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy, presented a project called the Portable Solar Distiller, which uses ultraviolet rays to turn seawater or polluted water into clean, drinkable water. The Portable Solar Distiller was chosen for best embodying the “Design for a Better Tomorrow” concept, which builds on three key philanthropic and design principles of Lexus: Anticipate, Innovate, and Captivate.

“The winner was one of the designers who surprised me the most from the application to the final submission. The consistent mission of the winner persisted while the transformation in scale and social function was exemplary. The design became more refined, more functional and more open source during the process,” said judge Greg Lynn.

Glogau was one of six finalists picked this past January for the Lexus Design Award 2021. Other nominees include Intusi Design’s Terracotta Valley Wind, Irmandy Wicaksono’s Knitx, and Alina Holovatiuk’s Intempo. The six finalists were mentored over the past months by experts Joe Doucet, Mariam Kamara, Sabine Marcelis, and Sputkino!

Lexus is always on the cusp of innovation, and you can visit Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka to see for yourself. Schedule a visit to our showroom and test drive the new IS, NX, or LX to see for yourself.

Lexus Surpasses 2 Million Electrified Vehicle Sales Worldwide

In 2005, Lexus launched the RX 400h hybrid with the goal of changing the face of luxury automotive. Sixteen years later, Lexus is still one of the world’s leaders in going green, reaching a major milestone of 2 million electrified vehicle sales.

With more than 2 million hybrid and electric vehicles sold around the world, Lexus has helped reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 19 million tons. That’s roughly equivalent to 300,000 cars every year for 15 years.

But Lexus is far from done. Today, there are nine electrified vehicles in the Lexus portfolio worldwide—including UX 250h, RX 450h, and LC 500h. That number will only continue to grow over the next several years as part of the Lexus Electrified plan. In addition to using clean energy in manufacturing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, Lexus will launch 10 new or significantly improved hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles by 2025.

If you want to be part of the brand’s next 2 million electrified vehicle sales, stop into Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka in Mishawaka, Indiana, and check out our great selection of hybrid vehicles.