Chairs for the new Lexus ES developed three yearsOctober 8, 2018
Engineers of the company are sure that they will be comfortable for any driver.
Lexus has spent three years developing the seats for the new ES. Following the concept of Clear and deep, they must ensure the correct fit, regardless of the driver’s body size and driving style.
“At that moment, when you get behind the wheel of a new ES, immediately pay attention to the landing,” said leading engineer Takashi Kavano. – To find the right position does not need to fidget. Then you will notice the perfect lumbar support and feel as if you have been shrouded in a protective bubble. Regardless of the forces of longitudinal and lateral acceleration, your body must remain in its original position. ”
The basis for the design of new seats are seats from the LC coupe. This is a steel frame wrapped in polyurethane foam. The central cushion is flat with curved edges to support the hips and stabilize the body in the correct position. So that the chairs could compensate for differences in body size, small indentations were made on the pillows covered with a thin soft material. This solution allows drivers with a medium build to literally fall into the seat for better fixation.
Lexus is not the first time focuses on an unusual approach to design. So, the specialists of the brand developed a special shade of blue for the coupe LC for 15 years. The morpho butterfly was his inspiration, and the pigment is based on 40 individual layers. They allow the paint to constantly change depending on the lighting.