type H 70th anniversary van by david obendorfer + fabrizio caselani is a tribute to the iconic citroën HY
 

type H 70th anniversary van by david obendorfer + fabrizio caselani is a tribute to the iconic citroën HY

 

as tribute to italian automobile designer flaminio bertoni and his citroën HY unveiled exactly 70 years ago, david obendorfer and fabrizio caselani unveil a contemporary reinvention of the legendary model. packaged as a complete car kit and developed on the citroën jumper chassis, the type H 70th anniversary van will be exclusively sold across italy. 

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type H 70th anniversary van

 

 

with this design, obendorfer and caselani did not intend to copy the forms of the original model, but rather capture the ‘soul’ of the iconic citroën vehicle by reinterpreting it through a nostalgic fiberglass ‘suit’ which — at the same time — is deeply rooted in contemporary style. the type H 70th anniversary van is a fusion of direct references to the predecessor with modern solutions, combined with the reliability and the technological content of the current jumper series. the model be produced by FC automobili, using artisanal methods, as a limited series of 70 units in italy.

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fiberglass ‘suit’ brings back the iconic flair of the citroën HY

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new type H van with the iconic citroën HY

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the prototype in beige-grey alongside the HY model

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new type H van prototype

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the model will be produced in a limited series of 70 vehicles

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type H van builder fabrizio caselani and designer david obendorfer

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the model will be produced as a limited series of 70 units in italy

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type H van exterior renderings – blue 

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type H metallic blue minibus

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citroën jumper transformed into a new type H van 

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type H campervan

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type H food truck

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special 4 wheel drive version

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mustard yellow rendering

 

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metallic brown rendering

 

 

type H 70th anniversary van
video © david obendorfer 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

  • I love it!!!

    Kalevi Liimatainen
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