Daniel Arsham launches his 1955 Porsche 356 ‘Bonsai’ Speedster on the bridge
Daniel’s coveted Porsche 356 Speedster in its most natural form, celebrating the true beauty of early German engineering.
While some of the world’s most valuable automotive examples feature immaculate large-scale restorations, collectors and enthusiasts can agree that an unrestored vehicle in its natural state is just as important. Someone who understands the aging process of classic cars is artist Daniel Arsham, who actively expresses his love for brands like Porsche through a series of art projects. Daniel Arsham is now proud to present his original 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster, with a design inspired by the Japanese Wabi Sabi concept. Traditional Japanese aesthetics invite a new perspective centered on the acceptance of imperfection, explaining its raw construction and bare appearance.
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Making its debut at the prestigious The Bridge event in the Hamptons, Arsham’s ‘356 Bonsai’ Speedster sat on stage to show off the natural age and patina of the nearly 70-year-old car. In partnership with Willhoit Auto Restoration and Bridge Hampton Motoring Club, its exterior features all original components in raw bare metal condition. It was inside that Arsham’s creative abilities were revealed, with an interior design that combines indigo-dyed boro, Sashimi-stitched canvas and Japanese denim produced in Okayama. The breathtaking interior layout continues the use of Wabi Sabi, glorifying the process of blending Japanese textiles and colors. The 1955 Porsche 356 ‘Bonsai’ Speedster also features a sculpted patinated bronze 3D relief of a bonsai tree on the engine grille. View all current examples of Porsche 356 for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below. Check back to duPont REGISTRY for more luxury lifestyle news and upcoming automotive news.
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