DESIGN TEAM: CAMIEL WEIJENBERG, CHIA ZHONG YING, FATHU BIN RAHMAT, ZUL BIN MAZLAN
Approached by Lexus in 2015 to design a piece inspired by the new RX model, WEIJENBERG set to work looking at the interior and overall design of the car. Similar to WEIJENBERG’s own signature aesthetic, ‘Crafting the Traditional’, and the firm’s pursuit for perfection, the RX blends the use of traditional and cutting edge techniques. Wanting to replicate this in a luxury piece of furniture for modern use, the design remains nameless, with twists and angles that create a tension in the piece open to interpretation. The hand-stitched leather detailing and laser cut wood accents in the RX are elements you can see reflected in WEIJENBERG’s design, applying hand-crafted technique which is both more personal and defines luxury.