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Calm Kayak (Winner of Lexus Design Award)
An international competition that targets next generation innovators around the world. Lexus welcomed innovators and called for “DESIGN” that responds to various issues in daily life in relation to “Motion”, and provides solutions. The official launch was announced at the Lexus booth during TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK on October 30, 2012.
you can find the official website with all the information HERE
Calm Kayak
Calm Kayak is not designed to be used for extreme sports and maneuvering inside wild rivers. Its main purpose is to be comfortably floating on a calm river, lake or a city canal. The need of spending time alone and reflecting our own thoughts while moving slowly in a calm water is the reason for this work.
The shape of Calm Kayak is inspired by Asian flat boats and traditional Kayaks. A subtle hint of Lexus Spindle Grille is visible in the front nose of the boat which by stretching toward the sides creates the overall main form of the boat.
The traditional Japanese umbrella has been used for protecting the head and body against weather. It also represents privacy and comfort in an elegant simple shape that complete the form of the boat. The umbrella is removable and usable in daily condition.
This boat is designed to be used in any season thanks to its cocoon like main body and its water and cold resistant top cover. Its light weight fiber carbon plus fiber glass body will let users of all ages with minimum knowledge of boating maneuver it around with ease.
All the compartments including the umbrella and paddles can be stored inside the boat.
The Panel
The panel design for Museo della Permanente, Milan Italy  by Lexus Design Award committee
Special thank to Mr. Jaime Hayon and Mrs. Birgit Lomann for selecting my work for this award.
モーションとは必ずしもスピードのことを指すのではなく、慎ましやかな動きのことをむしろ表す言葉でもある。この作品は一つの場所から次の場所へ と急いで移動していくのではなく、立ち止まって、今いる環境を楽しむ余裕を持つ事を提案してくれている。<バーギット・ローマン氏>
Me and Mr, Kiyotaka Ise President of Lexus International
The Trophy
Bonus material 
my second work-entry to the competition that didn't received any award
Calm Kayak (Winner of Lexus Design Award)

Calm Kayak (Winner of Lexus Design Award)

This project received an award as one of the 12 winner selected by Lexus Design Award 2012 and had the privilege to be exhibited in Museo della P Read More