Ten finalists. Finally!

The 2022 TLDC attracted the best work we’ve seen since the design competition got off the ground, back in 2014. And so, it wasn’t easy to choose which contributions would go through. Here are the numbers: 1,500 people registered to compete, 200 of them submitted work, and 60 entries were picked out for further consideration. This job was done by various design teams. At the next stage we put together a jury of designers, who brought the number of candidates down to 20 semifinalists. This select group were given feedback and advice on how to improve their entries, after which a shortlist of a mere 10 was drawn up. This was a delicate task, indeed, as we feel all 20 were winners, in a sense.

Enter jury number two, the one we’ve named the executive jury. It comprises top executives from Toyota Material Handling Europe, and Toyota Motor Europe. Plus American design guru Ian Cartabiano, from Toyota Europe Design ED² . Their task is to select the winners out of this highly qualified group of budding designers. Simply. Well, on second thought, it may not be that simple. Winners will be announced in June.


A modularized and adaptive logistic solution at a product – system level

Sanghoon Byun, Hanseul Jo, Kisu Lee
Hongik univeristy, Republic of Korea


D-BUS is an autonomous modular package delivery platform that effectively utilizes alternative pathways to deliver packages efficiently.

Kirtikamal Das
Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar, India


Botamochi is a concept that aims to bring added value to the community through the logistic infrastructure. From marketing to community-oriented delivery events.

Irin Arima, Tomoka Kurosawa
The Tokyo University, Japan


Toyota Plataforma is an innovative micro mobility service solution for businesses and individuals, offering flexible configurations.

Anatolii Sizov
Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Ukraine


Oro delivery module is a design solution that optimizes final mile delivery vehicles in dense urban environments.

Jacob Abraham
University of Houston, United States


Bike’s belly is a low tech solution to a high frequency problem: optimizing the cargo capacity on the ubiquitous bicycle.

Deividas Giedraitis
Deividas GiedraitisVDA, Lithuania


Expand your world is an app/system based approach to seamlessly optimize storage capacity, connecting the supply to the demand. The air B&B of warehouses.

Punit Makdani, Saahiba Singh, Sneha Pant
National Institute of Design, India


Mitsubachi is a modular, autonomous fleet, integrated in warehouses as well as in urban micro hubs.

Nicholas Orie
California State University, Long Beach, United States


Toyota E-cargo bike is a full system urban logistics solution, optimised for europallets.

Marius Cramer
Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden


Oasis is a multifunctional piece of urban architecture that combines the function of a delivery hub/locker and that of urban decor without occupying precious ground footprint.

Zsófia Mátravölgyi
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary


Generous cash prizes will be awarded the three top contributors. First prize is €5,500, second is €3,300, and third prize is €2,200.

The awards will be given provided the winning submission is of sufficient quality and meets basic eligibility criteria.

Finalists will be announced in March 2022.

Also interesting to know is that all finalists will have the opportunity to apply for a six-month paid internship at the Toyota Material Handling Design Center – either in Sweden or Italy. As well as at Toyota Motor European Design Centre, ED², in France.

First prize: €5,500
Second prize: €3,300
Third prize: €2,200