BMW + Garage Italia Customs

A collaboration between BMW Group Design and Garage Italia Customs has produced an innovative colour and material concept of two concept cars based on current BMW i models. The BMW i3 and the BMW i8 Garage Italia Cross Fade were recently unveiled at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris.

The common feature of the two concept cars is a surface structure that emphasises the groundbreaking design and the innovative character of the i3 and i8 in a fascinating way. The focus here is on a specific colour design that was developed in the style of Pointillism, a common painting genre from the late 19th and early 20th century, which provides for a particularly expressive appearance.

Because the neighbouring colours are not intermixed, but only blend together in the perception of the viewer, a particularly intensive radiance is created. The selective variation of size and spacing of the individual dashes permits the creation of both precise and harmonious colour gradients.