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.


  1. That video is kinda funny. aha And the concept is so... STRONG Every part of it expresses sustainability, understated simplicity, and "seemless anticipation".
  2. I still like the concept way better than the real thing for CT 200h.
  3. 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. :-)
  4. WorldofLuxury wrote:That video is kinda funny. aha
    I couldn't understand why they seemed so rushed until I read about the conference.
  5. 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.