job smeets colors firmship’s land rover defender in light gray to neutralize bold undertones

job smeets colors firmship’s land rover defender in light gray to neutralize bold undertones

job smeets and firmship go light gray to land rover defender XS

 

Shipbuilder Firmship taps Belgian artist Job Smeets of Studio Job to design its Land Rover Defender XS. Job Smeets works on coloring the SUV’s cabin with RAL 7035 or Light Gray which helps eliminate any strong undertones of warm or cool shades, and revamps the entire interior so the cabin’s neutrality matches the exterior. Inside Firmship’s Land Rover Defender, Job Smeets’ Light Gray color palette synchronizes with the SUV’s white exterior, allowing materials and additional components of any kind or color to visually complement the chosen shades, including metals, concrete, glass, and wood.

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images courtesy of Firmship

 

 

Finished in metal lacquer used on bulldozers

 

Aside from the Light Gray color, Job Smeets of Studio Job and Firmship apply a metal lacquer to the Land Rover Defender XS SUV, the one dubbed the strongest and toughest in the world. This same lacquer is used on bulldozers and metal public telephone boxes in the US, and it provides the vehicle with a textured finish. ‘If you touch the Firmship Defender, you do feel something strong but silent,’ says Firmship. Looking at the robust wheels, Job Smeets and Firmship opt for revised versions of the original wheels designed by Land Rover for the Defender XS, retaining the vehicle’s roots while giving it a modern look.

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rear view of Job Smeet and Firmship’s Land Rover Defender XS SUV

 

 

ionized air filter to remove allergens and odors

 

Inside Job Smeets and Firmship’s Land Rover Defender XS, the SUV has a three-zone climate control that gives separate temperature control to the driver, front passenger, and second-row passengers. Rear passengers can control their own temperature too with a dedicated button and apply it to the entire seat row. Control options include automatic defogging, pollen and air filters, smog detection, and automatic recirculation. These enable the vehicle to detect air quality and recirculate it for purification. The ionized air filter, toggleable if desired, also helps improve interior air quality by removing allergens, viruses, bacteria, and odors from inside the SUV.

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Job Smeets works on coloring the SUV’s cabin with RAL 7035 or Light Gray

 

 

An advanced tow assist is available for this Land Rover Defender XS designed by Job Smeets and Firmship. It allows the SUV to steer itself when reversing with a trailer, eliminating the need for the driver to constantly monitor side mirrors. If users take the the vehicle for camping or outdoor activities, a verification technology installed in the SUV’s remote control gets triggered, and it will notify monitoring security within minutes in case of theft or a break-in.

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Job Smeets of Studio Job and Firmship apply a metal lacquer to the Land Rover Defender XS SUV

 

 

Job Smeets and Firmship elaborate on their choice of RAL 7035 or Light Gray for the color of the Land Rover Defender XS. They highlight its neutrality, allowing it to work well with a wide range of other colors and materials, including metals, concrete, glass, and wood. They also note that it is is a timeless color that never goes out of style, and its soft and calming nature makes it suitable for environments where a serene atmosphere is desired, such as the outdoors. The Land Rover Defender XS is the first collaboration between Job Smeets of Studio Job and Firmship.

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this same metal lacquer is used on bulldozers and metal public telephone boxes in the US

job smeets firmship land rover defender xs SUV
inside Job Smeets and Firmship’s Land Rover Defender XS SUV

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Light Gray helps eliminate any strong undertones of warm or cool shades

job smeets firmship land rover defender xs SUV
the SUV has a three-zone climate control that gives separate temperature control to the users

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trunk space of the SUV

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the SUV also has an air filter that removes allergens, viruses, bacteria, and odors

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Land Rover Defender XS marks the first collaboration between Job Smeets and Firmship

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Job Smeets and Firmship's Land Rover Defender XS SUV
Job Smeets and Firmship's Land Rover Defender XS SUV
Job Smeets and Firmship's Land Rover Defender XS SUV
Job Smeets and Firmship's Land Rover Defender XS SUV

project info:

 

model: Defender XS

car brand: Land Rover

design: Job Smeets of Studio Job

builder: Firmship

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