April 2020 - The “Flag Partition” Series
Born under Tokyo’s state of emergency issued in April 2020, the “Flag Partition” came about as a rebuttal against sterile social-distance partitioning requirements. The team wanted to reinvent these requirements in a more INTERSECT-esque fashion so that guests could still dine peacefully, all while staying safe.
The installation’s partitions were constructed of colorful mesh fabrics to provide a positive and bright atmosphere that wouldn’t impact the vibrant ambience of the space. But rather than just being installed in adherence to countermeasures against COVID-19, the “Flag Partition” has become an integral part of the decorative interior. With its bright, tactile and interactive design, it continues to authentically create happiness in motion with a unique approach—something that Lexus always aims to do with its work.
In 2021, the “Flag Partition” Series received a Red Dot Design Award for its outstanding creativity and design quality.