Ferrari Roma Tailor Made, a one-of-a-kind homage to Japanese culture

Ferrari presented a new unique model that is the result of the department’s work Ferrari Tailor Made it’s based on the Ferrari Roma. This special car was created with input from buyers, Evan Orensten and Josh Rubin, founders of COOL HUNTING, an independent magazine whose goal is to explore the latest synergies in design, culture and technology.

The car, made by the department that deals with the customization of supercars, has a design inspired by traditional Japanese craft culture.

INSPIRED BY THE JAPANESE TRADITION



The starting idea of Evan Orensten e Josh Rubin was to bring together the inspirations and exclusive materials of Japan into the design of the Ferrari Roma Tailor Made. Therefore, we worked to create this unique example of the Ferrari Roma using some exclusive materials developed with traditional Japanese techniques, but revisited to meet the essential functionality and durability requirements for a high-performance car.

The color of the body, Indigo Metal, is a tribute to the traditional Japanese Indigo dye that is produced through natural processes. The same color tone was used to connect the exterior and interior of the car. Indeed, the headlining, seat inserts and floor mats are made of Sakiori fabric Indigo (or Indigo) color.

And speaking of the fabric, Maranello says that it is obtained from the recycling of old kimonos. To make the best use of these fabrics, a particular technique has been adopted.

Two vintage kimonos originally made in Amami Oshima, an island in the southern archipelago of Japan were used: an indigo-dyed kimono that is around 75 years old and one around 45 years old. Instead of using traditional silk or cotton wefts, the fabrics of the kimonos have been woven with sturdy, high-strength nylon filaments to ensure the indispensable longevity of the car’s interior.

The interior door handles are covered in hand-woven black leather, while the shifter gate, levers and double cockpit arch are copper-colored, a tribute to traditional copper tea containers. No changes were made, however, to the mechanics.

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This unique model will be on display until May 20 in the Ferrari Tailor Made Showroom during NYC X DESIGN.

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