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Volkswagen Da Vinci by Marcello Basilio

Volkswagen Da Vinci by Marcello Basilio

Jon Paylaga
July 24, 2015

I did the Da Vinci project for the interior motives design awards 2011 Frankfurt. Is a tribute to the dream of Leonardo da Vinci the flight.

-Marcello Basilio



Since I was young, I was really fascinated by his incredible studies sketch about mechanic and human body. So for this reason, the overall idea was to made a combination of these two world: 1.Product design for the central part of the vehicle inspired by the architecture of the latest generation of wind turbine, which is even the vehicle propulsion and 2. organic design fort the suspended seats, made by elastic texture, fixed to the vehicle by carbon fiber telescopic tubes , like the insect wings.

So, the spirit of this concept was to establishes a relation with the nature, it's not only a vehicle but a new way of freedom. With this project i won the best eco interior prize.

- Marcello Basilio


About Marcello Basilio

My name is Marcello Basilio, I am 26 years of age. I'm from Puglia,amazing area of the South Italy .I studied transportation design in IED turin for 3 years, after that I did an internship in the Mercedes Advanced Design studio in Como, like an interior designer. After that, I did in Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milan a car design master degree in collaboration with Volkswagen. After that, I decide to follow my passion about motorcycle design, and for this reason now I'm working in Benelli, like a motorcycle designer. You can find more of his artworks on his Behance profile.

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