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!
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