Coachbuilding by Niels van Roij DesignCoachbuilding
Welcome to coachbuilding by Niels van Roij Design
Coachbuilding has a long history and tradition that stretches back over 100 years. In the early motoring days, when series production did not yet exist, the process of acquiring a new vehicle involved purchasing a chassis. Subsequently the customer approached a carrozzeria or coachbuilder, requesting a personal body design to be fitted on the chassis.
Coachbuilding has always been synonymous elegance, quality and technical innovation. Coachbuilding by Niels van Roij Design offers traditional values and know-how, combined with top-level expertise and state-of-the-art computer and design technology: the renaissance of coachbuilding is here. Our independent automotive design firm will develop a wide range of proposals for each of our clients ambitious visions.
Listening is the most important tool out of skillset. Our client’s input, generated through one-to-one dialogues, is exceptionally important for the work we are doing in our bespoke design atelier. Supplementary to the interviews are visits to our client’s residences where we consider their car collections, music and art. It is of paramount significance to understand each individual patronage. Do they envision a specific colour for the exterior? We will co-develop an unique paint with them – reserved exclusively for their use. We apply one-off leathers, silks, wools or Tweeds and to the interiors of their motorcars – a teak cargo area is also one of many possibilities.
Coachbuilding is composing a truly unique creation, in its most authentic form: it is uncompromisingly fulfilling the most ambitious of client visions. Every commission is a collaboration between the vehicle’s guardian and our London based design team.
The genesis is a single line on paper, the process ends with every surface being sculpted by the artisans at the coachbuilder. Each requirement is achieved with absolute loyalty to the wish of the future owner. The outcome of the design exercise is a one of a kind personalized vehicle.
When clients commission a coachbuilt motorcar, our design team cooperates with them to make a truly individual design. Every car offers great opportunities for curated interior and exterior design work. Through design sketches and computer renderings our team will realize our clients ideas.
A coachbuilt vehicle is the ultimate expression of the customer. Whatever it is that inspires them – nature, music, technology – our design team will integrate their wishes in a vehicle that will reflect their ideas and taste, whether it is a subtle detail or a grander gesture.
Our clientele can choose to personalize understated features such as the car’s bright work and tread-plates or to make a more outspoken statement by having a bold paint developed – or commissioning interior trim and features crafted especially for them.