Feb 1, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
Lisa Marks, an assistant professor in the School of Industrial Design, is among six finalists for the prestigious Lexus Design Award 2019.
The international design competition received more than 1,500 entries from up-and-coming creators around the world aspiring to “Design for a Better Tomorrow.”
Marks' inventive design, Algorithmic Lace, is a post-mastectomy custom-crafted bra designed to avoid common bra discomforts after surgery. With a better tomorrow in mind, Marks' design gives women an optimistic start in their new beginning.
Marks' achievement stems from a career and research focus on methods of integration between endangered and traditional handcraft with algorithmic modeling.
As the only American to place as a finalist, Marks now advances to develop working prototypes with mentorship by highly respected world-class design leaders.
She will represent Georgia Tech and the United States on a high level. The prototypes will debut on April 8 during the Milan Design Week, where the Grand Prix winner of the Lexus Design Award 2019 will be announced.
To learn more about the Lexus Design Awards and finalists, click here.