Breadvan_update_001: The client briefing

Breadvan_update_001: The client briefing

The client briefing and his design wishes

Niels van Roij Design gets approached by true car connoisseurs. However, a modern sportscar from Maranello was not enough for a specific individual. For the purpose of realising his dream he came to our studio. Specifically: his idea of a Breadvan Hommage. Considering this true admirer of the Italian car reported to Niels van Roij Design, our design studio saw it as an honourable task to translate the iconic racing vehicle into a car from the more recent past. It is a truly special request to custom build a Breadvan Hommage. “We see it as a great privilege that we can honour the Breadvan through this commission,” says Van Roij. “But, it is a complex task to translate the essence of the legendary original into a contemporary design. We are to be inspired by the original. However, we will ensure we are not limited by it in our creativity”.


Reimagine the icon

Our client asked Niels van Roij Design to reimagine the straight roof on his one-off motor car. Above all it is a nod to the original Breadvan’s straight roof, admired by this gentleman so much. “Particularly, the car will have to exude the romance of racing for its own sake. Further: on first glance it should immediately place Breadvan Hommage in the line-up of the world’s greatest race cars.” Moreover, this and many other unique features will be translated into the design. With our Breadvan Hommage we create a unique vehicle for our car collecting client. In fact the intention is to use a modern aesthetic. Particularly, the car will boast its very own timeless character. We will reinterpret the classic original. Rather than designing a retrospective vehicle. Breadvan Hommage will be respectful yet un-nostalgic homage to the past.


Coachbuilding the aluminium Breadvan Hommage

This coachbuilding commission includes a full re-body and major interior changes. It is a unique opportunity for Niels van Roij Design to allow full insight into the entire development. From ideation process, exterior to interior design. From sketch to coachbuilding of the aluminium Breadvan Hommage. The complete openness that the London studio will offer on a weekly basis specifically is exceptional within automotive design. For those who are interested it is a great opportunity to follow the creation of this one-off. Through social media we will show our work. Niels van Roij Design will report every Friday on the development and progress of the Breadvan Hommage.

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