• Client : Lexus
  • Design : Hideki Yoshimoto
  • Production : Sato Shoji (Kawatsura Shikki)
  • Photographs : Lexus

Tangent designed a new trophy for the Lexus Design Award, an honor the studio itself received in 2013 as the Grand Prix winner. This one-of-a-kind trophy was crafted with Urushi, a traditional Japanese natural lacquer. Using the Byakudan technique, the trophy's body was coated with silver before applying a thin layer of lacquer. Over the years, the lacquer layer becomes increasingly transparent due to sunlight exposure, and the underlying silver coating enhances the trophy's shine, creating a celebration for its recipient.