Car Infused Art
You have a great collection of cars, an even more perfect partner and some fantastic wines and whiskies to kick back on the couch in your garage to enjoy it all. The Torso Carroz cabinet epitomizes it all. Shaped as a torso, painted in one of your favorite liveries, holding your drinks and glasses or cigars and carkeys.
Formed from polyester or carbon fibre every shell is painted, lacquered and painstakingly polished to an immaculate shine. Fitted with closures from racecar bonnets, magnets or leather straps. A recessed door handle.
Mounted on a pedestal to match.
Everything about this female form breathes car.
… follows the car inspiration. Cross-stitched leather, bookmatched veneer or polished aluminium. A roll-cage perhaps? The possibilities go as far as your and our imagination. Inspirations that draw on the classics of days gone by to todays hypercars. From the Bentley Boys to the Silver Ghost to the Kia Picanto.
Creating custom-tailored pieces like this can only be done in an intense conversation with you. All aspects need to be covered and all details discussed. It is your personal Torso Carroz and we want to make it as close to your personal desires as possible. Once this is done we willl send you the 3D-renderings and animation until you are satisfied. More on this.
August 2020. The second corona wave was hitting and it was hot. Ronald van den Boogaard was working on some art-installations at an estate in Germany. Part of the job involved sketching, done outside of course in these conditions. Sitting behind a heavy stone table, made from a thombstone, some twenty meters away a female torso was in constant view. She was sculpted in concrete. Many thousands of artists over the centuries have chosen this as a subject. How many would have been made over the centuries? Millions, Hundreds of millions?
"What would I make if I were asked to do one?" Ronald wondered. Something smooth, shiny, painted as a car, an E-type, a 250SWB, perhaps the Martini livery or the french Blue et Blanc? Ith a bonnet as cabinet. For drinks, cigars, watches, car-keys. Out came the drawing pad, a sketch was made, the object turned into a cabinet, racing bonnet closures added and it was off to bed. The next day he and his hosts were going over the sketch and with the all-around enthousiasm, he then knew he was onto something.
The simple idea turned out to have a far greater complexity than initially thought. Details like hinges for instance took months rather than days to get it right.
Then there was the coloured, shiny Torso cabinet as we know it today. With leather upholstery and the veneer.
It all came from this single moment, watching a concrete torso on a hot day in an immense garden.