Fresh after unveiling the new 600+hp GT, Ford has unveiled a conceptual design collection at the Milan Design Week (Salone del Mobile). The comprehensive portfolio is centred on the stunning GT and includes a sailboat, chaise lounge and a foosball table.
The comprehensive collection uniquely overlooks the GT’s beautiful exterior bodywork to instead take its design cues from the car’s modern interior. The overarching themes of the collection aligns with the guiding design principles of the GT’s cabin; clarity of intent, innovation and user connection. These design principles are achieved through design solutions that “visually communicate fit for purpose, lean and lightweight, and perceived efficiency”.
The sailboat is a sleek carbon fibre design with an ergonomic Formula One shaped hull for enhanced aerodynamics and stability. It’s deep black hull adds to the allure and reinforces the suggestion of speed.
Ford Australia’s Melbourne design team contributed the svelte chaise lounge with an extremely minimal representation which seamlessly flows to the contours of the body for maximum comfort. The hard shell structure is overlaid with a soft felt which adds to the comfort of the user.
The complete design collection consists of:
- Chaise Lounge
- Foosball Table
- Horizon Light
- Suspended Light
The in demand electro-pop producer Zedd just challenged the record for most interesting event location when he threw party on Alcatraz Island for some of his most diehard San Francisco fans. The super exclusive party was to celebrate the upcoming launch of his new album, True Colors. Admission to the prison hall party was earned by successfully completing a scavenger hunt throughout San Francisco’s Pier 39 with the winners traveling straight over to The Rock to party with Zedd.
The unique venue was chosen to reflect Zedd’s personal writing experience as he explains:
“When I start writing a song I start isolated in my studio, and there’s nothing really more isolating than being here in Alcatraz”
The fans were treated to a pre-release listen to the track Transmission from his soon to be released album. The group of fans were assembled on the floor in a central chamber of the old prison and were each given a pair of Beats headphones. The lights were then cut and the room was plunged into total darkness, allowing the fans to truly focus on the music.
For those looking to add a bit more flair to their event, Alcatraz Island can be booked for special private nightly stays for up to 350 people. But such exclusivity comes at a cost with a $1000 deposit required just to secure the prison for your desired dates [link].
Let us know if the comments of a party venue that may manage to upstage Zedd and Alcatraz.
Album pre-order: http://smarturl.it/ZeddTrueColors