Lexus to launch Kinetic Seat Concept at Paris Motor Show

Lexus to launch Kinetic Seat Concept at Paris Motor Show image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Lexus | posted September 20, 2016 09:51

Comes with fiber net construction and spider web pattern

If your car seat has always given you back problems after a long drive, fret not because a new one is one the way albeit it could be attached to a future Lexus model so check yourself, before you wreck yourself.

The Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept is set to debut at the Mondial de l'Automobile 2016 or the Paris Motor Show 2016 at the Porte de Versailles, from October 1 to 16 2016.

 The spider web-inspired seating

Looking like something from the mansion of Spiderman, the Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept’s frame comes primarily in that familiar Lexus Solar Flare (orange hue) while the seat itself and headrest is in matte black.

The concept claims to ‘re-evaluate’ the principles of car seat occupancy with what it calls its ‘revolutionary fiber net construction’ that allows rotational movement of the seat cushion and backrest to simulate the normal movement of the spine to help increase head stabilization.

A spider web-pattern is used for the back- and posterior-rest to fit the body shape as closely as possible for optimal body support and to spread weight evenly on long drives.

 A view of the Lexus Kinetic Seat concept from behind

The backrest uses threads made from environmentally-friendly, synthetic spider silk materials that spread out from the center of the shoulder blade position like a real web.

Using protein that underwent microbial fermentation, the synthetic spider silk offers superior shock absorbing properties and makes the seat slimmer and lighter.