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Friday, September 18, 2020

Lexus Design Award 2016 winner

Out of 1,232 entries from 734 countries, Agar Plasticity, a packaging prototye made of seaweed, has been announced the winner of the Lexus Design Award, a prize given yearly by the car manufacturer. The proposal drawn up by the Japanese office AMAM – Kosuke Araki, Noriaki Maetani, and Akira Muraokaha – with the guidance of British designer Max Lamb was selected by a jury that included Japanese architect Toyo Ito. Agar Plasticity is a biodegradable and sustainable material made of agar, the gelatinous substance obtained from certain seaweeds which abound and are easy to grow, and is presented as an alternative to using plastics in packaging. The competition finalists were displayed at Milan Design Week, in the Spazio Lexus created by the firm Formafantasma.
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