Lexus Unveils Seat Concept Prepared For 2016 Paris Motor Show

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Lexus has announced it will bring an automotive seat to its stand at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept will get a standalone display. It will be separate from the NX Sport Edition, the new LC flagship coupe, the facelifted IS, and the UX Concept car.

Lexus believes this unique seat will showcase the possibilities of using different materials in the construction and design of cars, but do not expect to see chairs like these in a Lexus dealership anytime soon.

The idea behind the “Kinetic Seat” came from the way the human body stabilizes itself while walking or jogging. As you probably know, your head will be supported while you run or walk.

The stabilization happens with the aid of the spine, which allows the chest and pelvis to rotate in opposite direction. In turn, this motion ensures head stability, thus providing clarity in vision and thought.

Lexus has designed a seat that can stabilize head movement while sitting, which would keep the field of vision steady for its occupant. In other words, any trip in the cars that might have a seat like this one would be more comfortable than anyone has ever experienced in a car because the usual moves made unconsciously by the body would not be necessary, so any passenger or driver will arrive rested after the drive.

The Kinetic Seat from Lexus has an upholstery that is inspired by spider webs, and is made out of an extraordinary net that fits most human body shapes while dispersing the load evenly.

Thanks to this solution, comfort is substantially increased, especially over prolonged periods of sitting, which is considered one of the worst things humans can do to their health without substance abuse.

The material is called QMONOS, and a company named Spiber Inc developed it. It is described as “synthetic spider silk,” and is an environmentally-conscious material.It is made through microbial fermentation, and then spun and processed into the result.

The extremely slim seat can rotate the center of the backrest, which simulates the same moves made by the human body to stabilize itself. Since the chair does all the work, its occupant will be more rested because the body was not required to perform those seamless actions that take a toll on one's stamina after a long day.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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