The Life-size Drivable Cardboard Lexus

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The Life-size Drivable Cardboard Lexus
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THE LATEST Lexus looks good on paper, after the car maker unveiled an origami-inspired model. The life-size working replica of the manufacturer’s IS saloon is made of 1,700 recyclable cardboard sheets. It is powered by an electric motor, has a fully-fitted interior, and even has working headlights. Inspiration for the creation came from the men and women on the Lexus production line. The skilled workers, known as takumi, are taught to hone their dexterity by learning how to fold paper into model cats. They can only practice the skill using their non-dominant hand. The origami Lexus was built by London-based firms the LaserCut Works and Scales and Models, which specialise in creating prototypes and architectural models.

Videographer / Director: Lexus UK
Producer: Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas


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