The art of painting has reached maximum peaks in the aftermarket segment, as tuners worldwide are perfecting their skills when dealing with body wrapping on different hot models like the BMW i8 or i3.
Recently, Garage Italia Customs tuner that deals with extremely sophisticated body wrapping, has taken the BMW i3 and i8 to be their new special projects, both German models coming with the so called CrossFade design, which “uses geometrical shapes for a gradient effect.” Both were recently displayed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
In a strong partnership with BMW, Garage Italia Customs have created a special livery which “would emphasize the true essence of the BMW i philosophy, breaching traditional methods of varnishing.”
This means that Garage Italia Customs and BMW have used a special technique used in Pointilism in the 19th century, meaning that special motifs were created by mixing colors with small and evenly distributed dashes of paint. The result is what you get to see in the media gallery below.
Lapo Elkannn, Chairman and Founder of Garage Italia Customs, has better explained the making of its special CrossFade design:
“Technological development and constant search for innovation are common key values to both Garage Italia Customs and BMW. BMW i automobiles provide our designers with ideal opportunities for an artistic exploration of the future of mobility. The CrossFade project was a great opportunity to create something beyond the traditional idea of car painting, generating amazing effects with a unique geometrical pattern.”
Adrian van Hooydonk, head of BMW Group Design, has also praised the impressive work of Lapo Elkann:
“Lapo Elkann is a pioneer in linking the disciplines of fashion, automobile and design. As a designer, I find this comprehensive approach particularly exciting. With BMW i, we have been successful in overcoming previous restrictions in automotive design through the use of entirely new materials. So the progressive expressiveness of the Garage Italia CrossFade Edition is perfectly in keeping with the BMW i3 and the BMW i8.”