Calty Designers Talk about Lexus LF-Ch

Hard to believe I never featured this before, but here’s an fascinating six-minute presentation by two people responsible for designing the Lexus LF-Ch concept: Tom Matsumoto, the design team leader, and Edward Lee, the creative designer:

This presentation took place during a Pecha Kucha Night, a unique one-evening conference that only allows presenters 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide, which makes for a very fast six minutes.

When I sat in the LF-Ch earlier this year, I was amazed at the craftsmanship, how everything was handmade and full detailed. One of my favorite shots was the Push-Button Start:

Lexus LF-Ch Start Button

(Here’s the full gallery.)

I’m still surprised by the revelation that the LF-Ch was created after the CT 200h was designed, but it would explain how much of the design was carried over between them:

Lexus LF-Ch & CT 200h

It’s amazing how similar they are, especially after getting used to the CT 200h for the last few months.


  • WorldofLuxury

    That video is kinda funny. aha

    And the concept is so… STRONG
    Every part of it expresses sustainability, understated simplicity, and “seemless anticipation”.

  • Someboy

    I still like the concept way better than the real thing for CT 200h.

  • krew

    Someboy wrote:I still like the concept way better than the real thing for CT 200h.

    I prefer the production model front-end, especially when you consider the powertrain — the LF-Ch looks too muscular for a 134hp engine. :-)

  • krew

    WorldofLuxury wrote:That video is kinda funny. aha

    I couldn’t understand why they seemed so rushed until I read about the conference.

  • Paul Hart

    I am a great Lexus fan. Best car I ever owned. I was sorry to see that Lexus did away with the LS430 model. Being a big guy, it afforded ample head room and an ease of entry. The 460 issue beautiful car but very difficult to enter and exit. I’m sorry to say I will have to look else ware for a new car. Hope you bring it back in the future.