Breadvan_update_013: Ideation sketches

Breadvan_update_013: Ideation sketches

Welcome to another loop of ideation sketches – very important in any automotive design, or coachbuilding project and one of the many iterative stages of the design process. Automotive design is about the search and experiment, which is only truly achievable in a handmade sketch. The doodles, sketches and renderings help with finding great new discoveries as well as illuminating ideas that don’t work. The sketches are presented together and seeing them on one wall helps both our design and construction team, as well as the customer to see what works and what doesn’t. Eventually this process will produce a so called key sketch: the one sketch to be developed into more elaborated, rendered ideas. It will eventually be made into a clay model, based on the custom steel compound curve frame work we’ve shared last week.

The evolution of the volumes, proportions, surfacing and finally jewellery of our bespoke motorcar is only fully explored through endless analysation and exploring. The search for unique character is clearly present in these sketch boards. But, as is the case with all automotive design projects, the majority of ideation sketches of this commissioned tailor-made car will not make it to the next stage: car design is often referred to as working for the dustbin.

This elaborated design process is also a paramount part of our personalisation services. In search for an automobile that truly will reflect the owner a unique and distinctive design is needed.

Differences can not only be spotted in volumes, proportions, surfacing, but also in the application of graphics, trim and other unique hand-finished details – such as placement of the double bespoke exhausts of this sports car.

More detailed renderings will be made after this sketch material has gone through a strict selection procedure: the coachbuilder crafting the car needs detailed and precise visual information to start his job working on the synthetic clay. His artistry and expertise is also needed to make sure our design will reach its full potential in aluminium.

Through the very personal collaboration between the patron and our design team, not only more grander gestures and changes are discussed, but also subtle customisation wishes are considered. The Breadvan Hommage is a very bold statement in itself, so once seeing it more up close the individual details on the surfaces of both exterior and interior are important individual design statements to be made too, making it consistent piece of design.

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