Panda 4×4 Icon-e by Garage Italia, between tradition and modernity

Panda 4×4 Icon-e by Garage Italia, between tradition and modernity

Giulia Guido · 5 years ago · Style

The Icon-e project by Garage Italia started with the Fiat 500 Jolly with the aim of giving new life to cars through technological improvements and, above all, the electrical redevelopment continues and this time to end up in the hands of the technicians of the hub founded by Lapo Elkann is the timeless Fiat Panda 4×4

It was 1980 when Giorgetto Giugiaro‘s pen designed the essential and severe design of what would become the city car par excellence. A compact car, perfect for moving through the streets of any city, at ease both in crowded ring roads and in the alleys of historic centers. 

“The Panda beats in the hearts of all true car enthusiasts. she has fascinated entire generations thanks to her authentic and sincere spirit, exceptional design and the pragmatic solutions that characterize her.” – Carlo Borromeo, Director of Centro Stile Garage Italia. 

So the legendary Panda is the protagonist of the second drop of the Icon-e series that, thanks to the collaboration between Garage Italia and the 5 future owners of these pieces, will see its look revisited 5 times. 

The forerunner is Panderis, which will be followed in the coming months by Pandoro, created with fashion designer Marta Ferri, Pand’Art with Arthur Kar de L’Art de L’Automobile, Pandina Jones with the site of vintage car enthusiasts Car&Vintage, and ending with 00Panda for a secret agent. 

The first one is Panderis, born from the collaboration with the historic woolen mill based in Biella Vitale Barberis Canonico, thanks to which the interiors have been covered with some of the precious fabrics that have made the mill famous. For the external part, instead, an elegant Barberis Brown was chosen with the beauty line in Blu Vitale

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HARMAN International and JBL, new partners of garage Italia, also gave their personal touch to the car. 

But the Panda 4×4 Icon-e does not only change on the outside, but the real revolution takes place where the eye can not get, in fact, the engine has been replaced with an electric power unit with a fully chargeable battery in a period of time ranging from 3 to 8 hours.   

“[…]we are happy to be able to consolidate the role of Garage Italia among the companies that deal with electric restomod, a growing phenomenon that totally reflects the company’s DNA in terms of innovation, creativity and heritage”. – Enrico Vitali, CEO of Garage Italia. 

With this project Garage Italia aims to make tradition live forever, adapting it to the most modern technologies, but without upsetting its shape. 

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fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
fiat panda 4x4 garage italia panderis | Collater.al
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Tintilia by Lello Muzio Talks Tradition and Molise

Tintilia by Lello Muzio Talks Tradition and Molise

Collater.al Contributors · 1 day ago · Photography

We’ve been observing Lello Muzio‘s projects for a while now. First, during last year’s Liquida Photo Fest edition, but also through S O S P E S A, a journey composed of eight conceptual photography images. This time, we’re talking about him in relation to ‘Tintilia,’ another photographic project inspired by the prayer to wine, «with which to eliminate worries and sing in a language that goes beyond the human.» The protagonist is dancer Francesca Sara Spallone, and this series of images is a true homage to his homeland, Molise, and «its submissive and tribal wisdom,» as Lello Muzio tells us through the words of Antonio Mastrogiorgio.

Lello Muzio’s Tintilia will also be showcased in this year’s edition of Liquida Photo Fest, from May 3rd to 5th in Turin.

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Kira Gyngazova photographs loneliness

Kira Gyngazova photographs loneliness

Giulia Guido · 1 day ago · Photography

Born in St. Petersburg, Kira Gyngazova has been spending her time between Asia and Europe, from Bangkok to Paris, for about ten years. These constant transfers have affected not only her life but also her photography. In fact, it was when she first moved that Kira Gyngazova felt the need to buy a camera and start capturing her surroundings, new faces, new roads, new places. 

Over time, Kira shifted her focus to people living in cities, trying to show how sometimes life in large hyper-populated metropolises can be lonely. Kira Gyngazova herself, with each new move, noticed how easy it was to live among millions of people and still feel lonely and how cities turned into deserts. 

Precisely for this reason, her shots tell of half-empty places where everyone lives their lives alone, of people sitting on a bus or a ferry with their eyes lost in the void, surrounded by as many empty and indifferent glances. 

Moreover, the loneliness of people seems to surround the places, the bare, monochrome rooms, the deserted metro stops.

Below you can find some shots of Kira Gyngazova, but to find out more visit her website and her Instagram profile

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The introspective self-portraits of Handra Rocha

The introspective self-portraits of Handra Rocha

Federica Cimorelli · 10 hours ago · Photography

Handra Rocha, aka fotolucida, is a self-taught Mexican photographer from Tampico in Tamaulipas. Her art focuses on the self-portrait as a means of analysis, catharsis and inner exploration.

Disconnect to create from source.

Her photographs, in colour or black and white, see her immersed in desolate natural landscapes where it is possible to connect deeply with her surroundings. Handra Rocha mixes photography, make-up, styling and set design to create creative, balanced images suspended in time.

– Read also: The artistic nude photo projects of Dawid Imach

See a selection of her work here, follow her on Instagram and visit her personal website.

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The Historical Surrealism of Phillip Toledano

The Historical Surrealism of Phillip Toledano

Anna Frattini · 5 hours ago · Photography

We’ve talked a lot about intersections between the world of Artificial Intelligence and that of photography in recent months, especially during Photo Vogue and with Andrea Baioni‘s contribution to the visuals in Laura Tota‘s article. Let’s revisit this topic today with the release of Phillip Toledano‘s book, Another America, published by L’Artiere. The artist discusses historical surrealism in commenting on the release of this project, all to be discovered in this work, available from April 25.

Another America by Phillip Toledano is a fictional story set in New York. It’s a journey into the 1940s reimagined through AI and the short stories of John Kenney – a writer whose work you may have encountered in The New Yorker. This book stems from reflection on truth and the American political situation, all in a country consumed by conspiracy theories. Following closely is the arrival of AI, which reinforces this sentiment, and here’s Toledano, ready to question photography itself with the help of the first major means to make everything true and untrue.

«For me, the fascinating thing about AI is the possibility of what I call historical surrealism. The advent of artificial intelligence means that every lie can now have compelling visual evidence. We can recreate the world as it has never been. For every conspiracy theory, there can be visual evidence,» says Phillip Toledano.

Credit Phillip Toledano – Another America courtesy of L’Artiere

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