Video: Designing the Lexus LS Art Wood Trim

Lexus LS Art Wood Trim

The fifth-generation Lexus LS will be available with a new trim that merges different wood patterns together into a single sheet:

From the press release:

Art Wood Organic is inspired by a blazing fire and took more than a year’s work to define. By layering the wood and applying a natural gloss coating to enhance the vibrancy of the grain, an impression of flickering flames is produced.

The wood is sustainably and responsibly sourced from the Agathis tree, a species native to Southeast Asia. Thin veneer sheets are stacked in multiple layers and then precision-sliced across the grain by the Takumi to produce the ultimate pattern.