3.19 Thu 19:00 START
“Neighboring House” saw INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO open its doors on the evening of March 19th to more than 160 special guests, including top sports athletes, musicians, actors, and other celebrities.
The invite-only event was a secret party in the heart of the city, and yet also had the friendly vibe of a neighborhood gathering.
LEXUS President Tokuo Fukuichi welcomed guests, before passing the baton to DJ and writer Robert Harris, who compered a line-up of interactive entertainment.
For the evening, the ground floor exhibition space transformed into the Artisan Lab, featuring a full-scale LEXUS RC F clay model as well as videos showcasing how it was made.
But the party took things a step farther: guests were allowed to try sculpting and shaving 1/5-scale clay models of the RC F themselves, using the same tools as the LEXUS designers. Model makers were on hand to demonstrate the skill required to create the models that play an important part in the design process of a new vehicle.
Guests could also enjoy the “shaving” theme in the downstairs Bar Crafted, an intimate designer speakeasy. Raw ham was expertly sliced into servings at the counter, while luxury truffle was grated onto dried fruit. The bar also offered its own special drink menu, including an original cocktail made from espresso, vodka, and strawberry syrup.
The chic basement space had a second function as a one-off showroom for admiring the latest additions to the CRAFTED FOR LEXUS collection: a room spray by yuica with an exclusive aroma, a glass by SyuRo (who also create the glasses used in the INTERSECT Bistro), and a hand towel by Nijiyura, a brand that makes textile crafts using traditional techniques.
Upstairs in the second floor Lounge, DJ Licaxxx and INTERSECT music curator Towa Tei mixed the evening’s soundtrack. Soon enough many of the guests were dancing. But even the music was interactive: Maki Nomiya and Hiroshi Takano arrived to give a mini concert for the finale, during which the voices of the guests cheering the music were recorded. INTERSECT by LEXUS Records, the INTERSECT music label, will use these sounds to produce a unique LP, meaning the night’s interactions and creativity will live on.