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Lexus LF-Zero Concept by Jan Rosenthal

The Lexus LF-Zero was born from Royal College of Art graduate Jan P Rosenthal’s desire to find a new design approach.

Developed in a zero-sketch design process, the body is made from single rectangular aluminum sheets using a waste-free alternative production system developed by London-based company RoboFold. This unconventional production process is reflected in the final design, where its aluminum skin cloaks an interior made from sustainable wood.

The raw surface edges and Origami-like geometries are in contrast to conventional free-form cars currently available, providing a fresh interpretation to the L-Finesse design language through added elements.


Rosenthal’s LF-Zero concept, sponsored by Toyota, was one of two concepts at this year’s RCA Vehicle Design show to be created from folding techniques.

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