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Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Work from my final degree project exploring a potential future for handcrafted automobiles. The project aims to forge an emotional attachment between the user and the vehicle through craft in order promote sustainability and longevity in the future.

The vehicle features limited off-road capabilities to increase it's usefulness, and is constructed from recycled aircraft aluminium.
Wheel modelling courtesy of Marie Bois - 2012.
Final degree project A place in the future for handcrafted automobiles

Aiming to establish how handcrafted automobiles could fit into the ecologically pressured world of tomorrow. Exploring how an emotional bond between the user and the vehicle could be forged through an understanding of contemporary craft to promote sustainability; and how individual character and quality play a large role in our emotional attachment to this. The vehicle features high levels of personalisation, and employs high quality materials which have unique history and character in its construction, in particular with its body made from recycled aircraft aluminium, influencing its aerospace styling. It also features limited off-road capabilities to increase its versatility.

Christopher Shaw
Automotive Designer Chesterfield, United Kingdom