Lexus has released the fourth in its short film series celebrating craftsmanship: In Search of Takumi – Wood, in which artist Sally Burnett creates a beautiful sculpture inspired by wood design elements found in the Lexus RX L seven-seat SUV.
Each In Search of Takumi film draws parallels between the fine craftsmanship featured in a Lexus car and the detailed work of a highly skilled UK artisan as they create a piece of artwork inspired by a different Lexus model and material.
There are many parallels between Sally and the takumi craftsman who oversee the making of Lexus cars. The takumi dedicate years to mastering their skills and never stop learning, improving, and refining their work to achieve perfection.
Sally learned much from the project: “For me, Lexus as a brand is all about luxury, quality and craftsmanship and I think some of those things are now missing in everyday life.
As a craftsperson, takumi makes you aspire to a standard; it raises the bar, and that was very important for
me. Most of the craftspeople working with Lexus have been doing it for decades. I still consider myself to be very much at the beginning of my journey, but I know where I want to get to, so I hope all my work meets that quality.”