Titled as the “CT Umbra” this eerie and artistic sculpture of a Lexus CT 200h hybrid car by Los Angeles-based design studio Nondesign aims to highlight the two features of the vehicle – luxury and eco-friendliness. Part of the Lexus debate series tour called ‘Darker side of Green’, the installation is built of 2,500 half-inch anodized aluminum bars cut to the exact measurements of the map.
Based on a map of vertical lines created from a CAD model of the CT 200h, the sculpture portrays luxury and eco-friendliness by changing colors from luxurious gold hues to organic tints of green and blue. As one walks around the sculpture, the color changes from yellow to blue, creating a stunning effect. The debate highlighting the pros and cons sustainable energy and the green economy brought forth the question whether or not sustainability and luxury can go hand in hand.