Intersect by Lexus has introduced Crafted for Lexus, a collection of hand-made Japanese products manufactured through a series of collaborations between traditional artisans and young designers.
The products include hats, handbags, cotton and wool shawls, key trays and glassware and each product tells a story about the designer and the materials, complementing the Lexus brand.
Benjamin Nicholas, head of Intersect by Lexus commented: “We are happy to cater to those looking for hand-made luxury products, which are synonymous with Lexus’s understanding of craftsmanship and focus on quality.
“This can be seen through the Crafted for Lexus Collection and also throughout the eatery, which combines immaculate décor with innovative gastronomy in an engaging environment. Here, at Intersect by Lexus, I feel we can truly give our customers a luxury experience that is deeply rooted in the ethos of the Lexus brand.”
Some of the Japanese brands showcased include Tokyo-founded Ito Bindery, which produces drawing pads using recycled cardboard and Sashiki, famous for its signature hand-woven fedora hats.
Brooklyn Museum creates the Yamato cowhide leather travel case exclusively for Intersect by Lexus, and Japanese design house Roberu produces hand-stitched leather travel bags.
Tamaki Niime wool and cotton shawls are made from natural fibres of cotton and wool and are produced by the brand’s namesake Niime Tamaki at her studio in Nishiwaki City.
The collection is regularly updated and available at Intersect by Lexus in both Tokyo and Dubai, DIFC.
Intersect by Lexus first opened in Aoyama, Tokyo in 2013 and the Dubai outlet launched in December 2015 in Dubai International Financial Centre.
The outlet is neither a dealership or a traditional retail space. Guests are able to engage with the Lexus brand through food, design, art, fashion and music.