Ford highlights GT-inspired sailboat, guitar
Ford\'s design team applied the GT\'s design philosophies to create a range of non-automotive objects, on display at the Milan Furniture Fair.
Ford has highlighted a range of non-automotive objects created by its design team using the same philosophies that led to the company's GT supercar.
Gathering work from several of the company's global deign studios, the creations include a hydrofoil racing sailboat, guitar, foosball table, chaise lounge, speakers and a suspended light.
"Over the past few years, we have gained incredible momentum with our designs," said Ford design VP Moray Callum. "Now, we need to evolve what we have achieved to continue to deliver exciting and fresh solutions."
Designers involved in the new GT project were tasked with creating a unique, innovative new supercar that pays homage to the company's iconic GT40 racers of the '60s, while also serving as a showcase of Ford's modern design and technical prowess. It takes advantage of lightweight carbon fiber for both its body and monocoque body, including dihedral doors.
The non-automotive items are currently on display at the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair) in Italy.
"We have an incredible amount of talent in our global design studios," Callum added. "Salone del Mobile is the perfect forum to share some of that creativity, while also offering our designers an opportunity to get exposure to new ideas that will inspire future Ford design."