Lexus Reveals Winners of the UX Art Car Competition

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Whilst Lexus celebrated 30 years since the brand was founded, the Spanish Antoñito and Manolín won first place in the Lexus UX Art Car competition at Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille. They achieved this for their beautiful and vibrant artwork that represents the iridescent scales of fish.

The event is “one of Europe’s leading festivals of luxury motoring, arts and lifestyles”, says Lexus, and it was held at the historic Château de Chantilly, which is located North of Paris. The guests submitted votes for their favorite amongst the four finalists, all of which created completely different artworks on Lexus’s new UX compact SUV.

Denis Brogniart, the French television broadcaster, was the one to announce the results of the competition. Runner-up was Leitmotiv, an art collector who created a black and white design on the Lexus. Antoñito and Manolín, as winners of the competition, will be guests to the 2020 Milan Design Week, in which Lexus has had a large role in since 2005.

Second Place UX

First place was awarded to the Lexus with red and blue mesh that covered the car to create the effect of fish scales, a design that is found often in Japanese art. The Lexus’ three-dimensional element was created from a bio-epoxy material that was applied to the bodywork, and the artwork continued into the interior of the vehicle.

“We are delighted that the UX proved such an inspiration to these talented artists and gave them the opportunity to express their responses to the car and to Lexus with such creative originality.”, said Pascal Ruch, Head of Lexus Europe, he continued, “Brave design is one of the pillars of Lexus and this competition is another example of how we are reaching beyond the world of motoring as a luxury brand to nurture emerging, vibrant creative talent.”

The Lexus LC Convertible Concept was in attendance to the Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, and was accompanied by a model in an outfit that portrays “youth, elegance and simplicity”. There was also a European premiere of the new RX luxury SUV at Chantilly, which will be available for purchase around Europe towards the end of the year.

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