Breadvan_update_007: Ideation sketches of the Breadvan Hommage
Today we’re showing the very first ideation sketches of the project. These are the initial ideas being put on paper. It is a great privilege to work on this Hommage commission, as the task to translate the essence of the legendary original into a contemporary design is a very interesting one.
The base car for the dream project of our patron marked Ferrari’s return to a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. This choice is historically significant and conceptually an exceptional match for our conversion. So whilst we will remodel the complete Pininfarina designed body, we have decided to also honour it. Our design will take important cues from the Maranello proportions, surfacing and jewelry, enhancing some whilst changing others.
The intention is to use a modern aesthetic – boasting its very own timeless character – featuring the soft, gentleman racer look of the 550. Meanwhile the design reinterprets the classic original most important elements – a respectful yet un-nostalgic homage to the past.
These sketches not only show the search for the right proportions and outline, but experiment on an interesting application of the graphical elements – such as the windows, air intakes on front fender, side panel and rear fender – is equally important: these graphics made the original car stand out and could define interesting new character for our Breadvan Hommage. Last but not least the rake of the iconic rear end of the Breadvan has to be modernised and translated into a more sculptural design expression.
Next week we will show more design sketches, please join us next Friday for Breadvan_update_008!