Breadvan_update_019: Development of the jewellery
Development of the jewellery
During the construction of the clay model the design process is ongoing. Apart from monitoring the development of the surfacing in clay and working on the iterations of the skin of the car, we’re also working on designing the details: the jewellery. In this specific case on the edge between the surfacing and jewellery are the very iconic graphics of the side air vents. We’re exploring the orientation, size, shape, character and depth of these units. In some of the earlier renderings the side vents were tilted forwards, like the vents on the front fender behind the wheel. These gave the car a very strong virtual B-pillar, added a lot of character to the design and introduced a new graphic to the side of the car – a fresh interpretation of the original Breadvan DNA. However, it was decided this departure from the original car was too big, and the team focused on getting new character in a more original, as in upright, positioned series of vents. The side vents will be rich in their surfacing, with facets tilting inwards of the body, catching the light in a soft but significant manner. And due to the extended horizontal lines, despite their vertical shape, they still add length and speed to the car – instead of solely emphasizing its height. These horizontal shapes also link with the same character lines featured on the air vents on the fender, which now flow into the door.
Bright work: the chrome bullet mirrors
Early on in the project it was decided to minimalize the amount of details on the surfacing of the car, to let the shape and quality of the coachwork speak. A large amount of chrome would take away the focus on the hand made skin of the Breadvan Hommage. The lack of visual noise will make the vehicle look more pure and concept-car-like. The rear window, for instance, will not feature outboard hinges, the door handles will be deleted and even a tiny detail as the door lock will be completely erased from the body. Less distractions equals more attention will go the proportions, surfacing and the small bit of meaningful jewellery featured on this V12 motorcar. The bullet mirrors are the most eye catching and significant new addition to the jewellry of the car. The original door mirrors placed on the base of the A-pillar will be replaced by these hand-beaten aluminium bullets mounted on the fenders. They feature an integrated indicator light, subtly placed on the far edge of the mirror, blending in with the design naturally but also improving visibility and building on the iconic indicator light normally featured on the wing of each car of this brand. Each and every detail on the Breadvan Hommage will feature a similar amount of dedication and eye for detail.