After spending a couple of years hauling and promoting vintage rugs from its trunk, a classic Mercedes underwent a lavish makeover with one of many plush textiles. A venture of photographer and designer Mikael Kennedy, the posh mannequin is lined with items of a Farahan rug that covers its floorboards, trunk and subwoofer, and rear deck, including colourful, ornate patterns to the in any other case streamlined inside.
The retro revamp was a part of Kennedy’s decade-plus restore of the car and a collaboration with an expert upholsterer, who aligned the motifs underneath the sprint and centered the principle design within the trunk. “He additionally advised me he had damaged three pairs of $100 scissors within the course of. Persian rugs are clearly constructed to final, similar to a diesel Mercedes,” Kennedy wrote in Wm Brown Journal. “All automobiles of any worth must be sculptures, artistic endeavors that carry the spirit of their homeowners.”
Along with working his Los Angeles-based store King Kennedy Rugs, Kennedy is engaged on the same customization for a Porsche 911. He’s additionally been reworking the carpets into clothes and sneakers, which you’ll be able to see on Instagram.
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