We began writing about Lexus last year, when the Japanese car brand started to release unusual ideas for concept cars. We featured a fully drivable vehicle made entirely out of cardboard and the LF-FC concept model, which was explored further in Italian duo Formafantasma's installation for the brand in Milan this year.
It wasn't a car but a hoverboard that propelled automotive brand Lexus onto our Hot List. The Lexus Hoverboard resembles a skateboard without wheels and uses magnets to carry riders above the ground, and has a notable similarity to the one used by Marty McFly in sci-fi film Back to the Future.
The next most viewed Lexus story this year was about a fully drivable vehicle made entirely out of cardboard, while the winner of the Lexus Design Award 2016 – a packaging concept made from seaweed – was also popular.