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Documentary Series 'It Got Better' Returns for Second Season on L/Studio

Documentary Series 'It Got Better' Returns for Second Season on L/Studio

April 29, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 29, 2015) — The second season of docuseries “It Got Better,” a collaboration between the creative team of Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky’s Is Or Isn’t Entertainment (“The Comeback”; “Web Therapy”; “Who Do You Think You Are?”) and Dan Savage and his It Gets Better Project, premieres today on Lexus-owned broadband channel L/Studio (LStudio.com). With “It Got Better,” L/Studio once again supports a passion project from Kudrow/Bucatinsky, who produced the channel’s Emmy-nominated and Webby award-winning “Web Therapy” series.... more

Good Grades and Local Leadership Can Add Up to a $5,000 Scholarship – Second Annual Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship Kicks Off With $100,000 in Awards!

Good Grades and Local Leadership Can Add Up to a $5,000 Scholarship – Second Annual Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship Kicks Off With $100,000 in Awards!

April 15, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 15, 2015) – Good news college students!  Hitting the books, listening to professors, acing classes and being a community leader can get you a $5,000 in scholarship.... more

First-Ever Lexus Design Award Grand Prix Winner Announced at Milan Design Week 2015

First-Ever Lexus Design Award Grand Prix Winner Announced at Milan Design Week 2015

April 13, 2015
TOKYO, April 13, 2015 -- Lexus International today announced “Sense-Wear” of Emanuela Corti and Ivan Parati (Caravan) as the first-ever Grand Prix winner of the Lexus Design Award. An elite judging committee selected the winner based on the prototype work and presentations of four finalists focused around the theme of “Senses.” Launched in 2013, the Lexus Design Award is an international design competition to foster the next generation of creators shaping a better future through design.... more

Dominique Crenn, Stephanie Izard and Carlton McCoy Add Flavor to Lexus Culinary Masters Team

Dominique Crenn, Stephanie Izard and Carlton McCoy Add Flavor to Lexus Culinary Masters Team

April 06, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 6, 2015)—Lexus has announced three celebrated additions to its growing team of Lexus Culinary Masters: Dominique Crenn, chef/owner of San Francisco’s Atelier Crenn; Stephanie Izard, chef/partner of Chicago’s Girl & the Goat and Little Goat; and Carlton McCoy, master sommelier/wine director of Aspen’s The Little Nell. The Lexus Culinary Masters partner with Lexus on marketing initiatives, create innovative programming at Lexus-sponsored food and wine events, and act as ambassadors for the brand. With the inclusion of these chefs and the first sommelier to join the team, the Lexus Culinary Masters program now encompasses a wider range of culinary expertise that complements Lexus’ dedication to innovation and craftsmanship.... more

Lexus to Awaken the Senses at Milan Design Week 2015

Lexus to Awaken the Senses at Milan Design Week 2015

February 19, 2015
Lexus International will present a sense-based exhibit, titled “Lexus – A Journey of the Senses,” at Milan Design Week 20151. The exhibit will feature internationally-acclaimed designer Philippe Nigro and world-renowned chef Hajime Yoneda.... more

Lexus Design Award 2015 Finalists Announced

Lexus Design Award 2015 Finalists Announced

January 30, 2015
Tokyo, Jan. 29 -- Lexus International today announced the finalists for the third annual Lexus Design Award, an international competition that fosters the next generation of creators shaping a better future through design. A total of 1,171 entries from 72 countries were received. The 12 finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas at Milan Design Week 2015.... more

'Gareth Pugh Featured at Lexus Design Disrupted' Kicks Off Fashion Week

'Gareth Pugh Featured at Lexus Design Disrupted' Kicks Off Fashion Week

September 02, 2014
NEW YORK (Sept. 2, 2014) — On Thursday, Sept. 4th, “Gareth Pugh featured at Lexus Design Disrupted” will transform New York City’s Pier 36 into a multi-faceted installation space, where celebrated British fashion designer Gareth Pugh will unveil his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. For this year’s event, Lexus approached Pugh — long established as a leading proponent of fashion film and new technology — to create a series of large scale film installations and live performance pieces with a singular and compelling vision.

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The Crafted Line by Lexus Debuts at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with Exclusive TUMI Luggage Set

The Crafted Line by Lexus Debuts at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with Exclusive TUMI Luggage Set

August 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 5, 2014) – Nothing is ever black or white.  In the case of The Crafted Line by Lexus, it’s an Ultra White and Obsidian exterior matched to a two-tone black and red interior.  The Crafted Line offers customers striking style with substance for 2015 model year, plus a two-piece TUMI duffel bag set exclusively designed to complement the elegance and sporty features these models offer. ... more

Being in Touch With Your Senses Can Bring You Closer to Lexus, Milan and ¥2.5 Million

Being in Touch With Your Senses Can Bring You Closer to Lexus, Milan and ¥2.5 Million

August 13, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. - Aug. 13, 2014 – Ah, the sights, smells, sounds, tastes and feel of Milan in the spring!  Designers who have innovative ideas can enter the 2015 Lexus Design Award for a chance to display their works at the 2015 Milan Design Week, be mentored by international creatives and receive up to ¥2.5 million to build a prototype of their own. The third Lexus Design Award competition is open for entries!... more

Lexus and The Weinstein Company Re-team to Produce The Second Lexus Short Film Series with World Premieres in Los Angeles and New York

Lexus and The Weinstein Company Re-team to Produce The Second Lexus Short Film Series with World Premieres in Los Angeles and New York

July 28, 2014
Lexus and The Weinstein Company have once again come together in the spirit of innovation to produce two new short films for their second annual “Life is Amazing” Lexus Short Films series. Two rising filmmakers (Jon Goldman, Satsuki Okawa with script writer Ken Ochiai) are being mentored by acclaimed members of the film community including actress Katie Holmes (The Giver, Wonder Boys) and directors Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, upcoming Tulip Fever)Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, upcoming Woman in Gold), Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Training Day, upcoming Southpaw), and Phillip Noyce (The Giver, The Quiet American).... more

Lexus Golf Activities in Full Swing at U.S. Open Championships

Lexus Golf Activities in Full Swing at U.S. Open Championships

June 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 9, 2014) — The U.S. Open Championships repeatedly produce some of the best moments in golf history and this year should be no different. For the first time, the world’s best male and female golfers will compete in back-to-back championships on the same course at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, NC, from June 9 to 22. Lexus is returning as the official vehicle of the U.S. Open Championships in partnership with the United States Golf Association (USGA®) and will provide over 400 courtesy vehicles to players, USGA professionals and associates throughout the Championship.... more

Lexus and The Weinstein Company Re-team to Produce the Second Lexus Short Film Series Premiering May 2014

Lexus and The Weinstein Company Re-team to Produce the Second Lexus Short Film Series Premiering May 2014

June 02, 2014
Tokyo, May 29, 2014 -- Lexus and The Weinstein Company have once again come together in the spirit of innovation to produce two new short films for their second annual “Life is Amazing” Lexus Short Films series. Two rising filmmakers (Jon Goldman, Satsuki Okawa with script writer Ken Ochiai) have been mentored through the creative process of interpreting “Life is Amazing,” by acclaimed filmmakers soon to be announced. Harvey Weinstein and Lexus identified the two up-and-coming storytellers for this once-in-a lifetime experience.... more

Brooklyn Chef Carlo Mirarchi Heats Up Lexus Culinary Masters Team

Brooklyn Chef Carlo Mirarchi Heats Up Lexus Culinary Masters Team

May 28, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 28, 2014) — Adding a dynamic epicurean partner to its roster, Lexus has announced Chef Carlo Mirarchi as the 10th Lexus Culinary Master. Nearly 200 attendees gathered last night at Roberta’s restaurant in Brooklyn for the latest installation of “Cooking with Friends: Lexus Culinary Masters,” a unique dinner series that launched in September 2013 at Animal restaurant in Los Angeles. Visiting Lexus Culinary Masters Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (L.A.’s Animal and Son of a Gun) helped celebrate Mirarchi’s addition to the lineup and worked alongside their good friend to create the menu for this urban garden party.... more

Lexus Showcases Amazing Design at Milan Design Week

Lexus Showcases Amazing Design at Milan Design Week

April 08, 2014
MILAN (April 8, 2014) — At this year’s Milan Design Week, Lexus is hosting “Lexus Design Amazing”, an exhibition featuring three new works created by world-renowned designers and a display of winning works from the second Lexus Design Award (LDA). The exhibition presents the Lexus vision of design—design that moves the spirit, inspires, and surpasses convention—and is being held in central Milan’s Circolo Filologico Milanese from April 9 through April 13.... more

Ciao Bella! Designs From International Artists Showcased  At Lexus’ Milan Design Week Display

Ciao Bella! Designs From International Artists Showcased At Lexus’ Milan Design Week Display

March 07, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 7, 2014) – Whether it’s the sleek styling of the new RC F sports car, the exhibits at Lexus’ INTERSECT space in Tokyo, or as part of its display at Milan Design Week, Lexus is committed to showcasing outstanding designs.... more

Lexus Announces 12 Winners of Second Lexus Design Award

Lexus Announces 12 Winners of Second Lexus Design Award

January 30, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 30, 2014) — Lexus announces the selection of 12 winners for the second Lexus Design Award, an international design competition that was launched on August 1 last year.... more

Lexus to Exhibit Work by Three World-renowned Designers at 2014 Milan Design Week

Lexus to Exhibit Work by Three World-renowned Designers at 2014 Milan Design Week

January 24, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 24, 2014) – Lexus will hold a special exhibition of works by three world-renowned designers at the Milan Design Week, the foremost international event for the world’s design industry, held in Milan, Italy. The exhibition, entitled Lexus Design Amazing 2014 Milan, will be held at Circolo Filologico Milanese and run from Tuesday, April 8 through Sunday, April 13.... more

Fan-Created 2014 Lexus IS 350 to Debut at 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show

October 31, 2013
TORRANCE , Calif., (Oct. 31, 2013) – The all-new 2014 Lexus IS sport sedan already has a reputation for turning heads and will continue to surprise audiences at the November Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, thanks to Lexus’ partnership with deviantART. Lexus enlisted deviantART, the largest online social network for artists, in a search for creatives to help boost the IS’ already aggressive exterior styling with even edgier designs.  The winning design will make its debut as a multi-dimensional build in the Lexus booth at the 2013 SEMA Show.... more

NBCUniversal and Lexus Partner for First Ever Live, Real-Time Marketing Broadcast Commercials

September 18, 2013
NEW YORK, September 18, 2013 – NBCUniversal, in partnership with Lexus, today announced “It’s Your Move After Dark,” the first truly live, real-time marketing broadcast commercial campaign that will launch the all-new Lexus IS. The ads will take advantage of real-time marketing by allowing viewers to contribute ad concepts via social networks to influence the creative for the Lexus advertisements. This unique, interactive cross-platform initiative will be comprised of a series of live, improvisational short comedy ads that will run in the commercial pods during NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35am ET/PT on NBC). The ads will be based on real-time viewer social media submissions each Thursday and performed by some of New York’s best improvisational comedy troupes including Fun Young Guys, Magnet Theater Touring Company, MB’s Dream and Stone Cold Fox.... more

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Shuts Down Hollywood Boulevard on Monday September 23 and Tuesday September 24 for an Epic Two Night Concert Event Featuring Music Icons Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake

September 17, 2013
Torrance, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2013) - On Monday, September 23, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will kick off the broadcast season by taking over Hollywood Boulevard for two consecutive nights. On Monday, September 23, Paul McCartney will make his first appearance on "JKL."  McCartney will join Kimmel in studio for an interview, then shut down Hollywood Boulevard for what is expected to be a record-breaking crowd.... more

Acclaimed Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo Announced as Newest Lexus Culinary Masters

September 12, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2013) - Expanding its impressive lineup of culinary partners, Lexus announced renowned L.A. chef-entrepreneurs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo as the newest Lexus Culinary Masters. More than 100 diners gathered last night at Animal restaurant for “Cooking with Friends: Lexus Culinary Masters,” an intimate extension of the duo’s popular dinner series. Visiting Culinary Master Michelle Bernstein, a longtime mentor of Shook and Dotolo, helped craft the menu. The announcement dinner, hosted by Lexus, benefitted Common Threads, a non-profit organization that teaches children in underserved communities how to cook wholesome meals in a curriculum-based after-school program. ... more

Lexus Collaborates with MADE Fashion Week, Coco Rocha and Giles Deacon to Create Live Holographic Fashion Experience During New York Fashion Week

September 06, 2013
NEW YORK (Sept. 6, 2013)—To celebrate the launch of its all-new 2014 IS performance sedan, Lexus created and hosted a MADE Fashion Week event last night debuting a first-ever live holographic performance art experience. The event, “Lexus Design Disrupted,” featured supermodel Coco Rocha and a bold retrospective from the archives of designer Giles Deacon in a creative concept inspired by the IS and the brand’s commitment to design and technology. Joe Zee, ELLE creative director and host of Sundance Channel’s special series “Revealing,” served as master of ceremonies.... more

Lexus to Open Luxury Brand Experience Space in Tokyo

August 21, 2013
Tokyo, Japan, August 21, 2013—Lexus International will open the first INTERSECT BY LEXUS luxury brand experience space in Tokyo’s Aoyama district on August 30, 2013 as part of its AMAZING IN MOTION endeavors.... more

2014 Lexus IS Sport Sedan Designed to Deviate at 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show

August 20, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., – August 19, 2013 – The all-new 2014 Lexus IS sport sedan is getting closer to making its grand entrance this November at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. The third-generation IS will turn heads at SEMA with new aggressive exterior styling demonstrated by a spindle grille, wider stance and sporty rocker panels.  To make the IS stand out more, Lexus partnered with DeviantART to find creatives who envisioned the sport sedan to be even edgier.... more

Lexus’ “Verses and Flow” Season Three Returns This Fall to TV One

August 16, 2013
Los Angeles, CA (August 16, 2013) – The third season of the NAACP Image Award-nominated Lexus “Verses and Flow” is set for broadcast on TV One, premiering September 11, 2013. Returning for his second season of hosting is dynamic actor/poet Omari Hardwick, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where Lexus’ “Verses and Flow” filmed its inaugural season. Hardwick, a passionate writer and performer of the arts, is set to welcome the best and brightest spoken-word artists and R&B acts to what will be an expanded season, featuring four additional episodes, which will bring the total episodes for Season Three to 12. ... more

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