lanzavecchia + wai: streamline for mercedes benz
lanzavecchia + wai: streamline for mercedes benz lanzavecchia + wai: streamline for mercedes benz
oct 31, 2011

lanzavecchia + wai: streamline for mercedes benz

‘streamline – 75% mercedes benz SLS-AMG carpet’ by lanzavecchia + wai for mercedes benz home collection produced by nodus  image © davide farabegoli 

italian-singaporean design studio of lanzavecchia + wai (francesca lanzavecchia and hunn wai) developed
‘streamline – 75% mercedes benz SLS AMG’, a carpet commissioned for the mercedes benz home collection 
and curated by italian magazine case da abitare. production of the carpet was done by high end italian rug
company nodus. wool fibers are hand-tufted by indian craftsmen to give the surface a three-dimensional effect. 
the texture comes from lines referencing the aerodynamic testing done in wind tunnels.
the form is the top view of the mercedes benz SLS AMG model reduced to 75% of its original size.
the finished product measures 350 cm long and 150 cm wide (138 inches by 59 inches) making it
a good fit for domestic environments. the product was unveiled at meet design, where young emerging talent
got the opportunity to work with established companies and supporters. 

the carpet curated by case da abitare  image © davide farabegoli 

scaled down to 75% of the SLS AMG model  image © davide farabegoli 

overall measurements are 350 cm by 150 cm (138 inches by 59 inches) image © davide farabegoli 

view from above 

the texture of carpet is mimicking aerodynamic tests carried out in wind tunnels image © davide farabegoli 

the carpet is made of 100% wool  image © davide farabegoli 

detail of color and texture  image © davide farabegoli 

  • strangely ridiculous! the carpet would have worked without the merc concept.

    sam says:

    alandin says:

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