Automotive Designs are iconic for a reason. Starting with the Jaguar E-type, the most beautiful car ever made, the Elton John approved Lamborghini Mura, the Volkswagen Beetle – lovingly named the bug, the Porsche 911 – probably the most recognized sports car in the world to the latest trendsetting Tesla Cybertruck, every automotive aficionado will be able to tell each of these cars from their silhouette itself. We know it’s almost impossible for all of us to own these cars but why should that keep us away from expressing our love for them? Every product in this collection pays homage to an iconic automotive brand, allowing you to uphold your favorite while having it double up as functional pieces of product design in your space. In the words of Lighting McQueen, its Ka-Chow time!
The Tesla G (that’s what designer Prokop Strnka calls it) concept is basically an outdoor lawn-trimming Roomba. It runs autonomously, driving in lines around your garden, trimming the grass but avoiding your prize rose shrubbery or your microgreens nursery. The lawnmower relies on a version of Tesla’s autopilot algorithm to actively scan and sense its environments as it drives through tall grass. Sensors on the mower can help detect the difference between grass and plants, and can actively map out your lawn so the mower doesn’t end up crossing over the cobblestone onto the road, or your neighbor’s property. The mower runs on solar power, but when it’s low on juice and it’s relatively dark out, it scoots over to its wireless-charging hub to quickly juice up its battery.
The VW Fridge (an actual fridge!) comes as a collaboration between European appliance giant Gorenje and none other than Volkswagen whom we know too well. The fridge (a part of Gorenje’s Retro Edition) outwardly is a perfect homage to the surfer/hippie era with its front facade instantly reminding us of the VW Bulli or the Microbus that took the world by storm in the 50-60s. Using the delicious color palette that VW relied on, the fridge comes even with the chrome trims, the unmistakable VW logo, and a silhouette that does a brilliant job of juxtaposing a winning aesthetic from automotive history onto a kitchen appliance.
For an automotive enthusiast, anything even remotely car-related deserves a place in their home, and this table certainly earns its right to become the centerpiece! Based around an original 20-inch forged aluminum rim from the pinnacle of the automotive world, Ferrari, the Velocita table by Alan Liu of Mobellio stylishly captures the speed and drama of the iconic brand. A thin sheet of advanced tempered glass that allows the wheel to be viewed from all angles rests upon the beautiful and elegantly shaped wooden frame, where its elongated form artistically portrays the speed and power that the Italian supercars are renowned for. To balance out this wonderfully crafted piece of furniture, a brake disc sits on an additional platform, which adds to the visual interest of the product!
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