While Tesla's Model 3 car is getting all the attention of the automotive world, Toyota has just dropped a the Setsuna Concept vehicle.
Using traditional “Okuriari” and “Kusabi” joint techniques Toyota engineer Kenji Tsuji and his team, the Setsuna concept car is fully functional and made from 86 panels of fine Japanese wood without the use of any nails or screws.
Constructed from two types of Japanese cedar — a straight grain and a cross grain, both selected for their refined wood grain and flexible properties — while the chassis is made of more rigid Japanese birch. Inside, strong Japanese zelkova panels make up the floor for its excellent durability, and a smooth castor aralia make up the chairs.
Toyota is set to officially unveil the Setsuna at Milan Design Week 2016.