Aston Martin Vanquish

The Vanquish is hand-painted and polished, a process that takes 50 man-hours. Its hand-stitched interior requires 70 hours (and seven hides), and the “aero duct” rear spoiler is made by one guy at the Gaydon factory. It takes him two days. “We had to come up with a new painting technique – such is the intricacy of the shape,” says Aston spokesman Matthew Clarke. “The brief was to design something that looked impossible to make.”

Source: Men’s Journal

Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin Vanquish

Toronto based interior-design practice Cecconi Simone designed this gorgeous apartment in Toronto, the Yorkville Penthouse II.

Yorkville Penthouse II

The penthouse space – initially a raw shell save for the placement of the plumbing – presented an exceptional opportunity to create a living environment tailored perfectly to the clients’ needs.

Yorkville Penthouse II

The result is a modern, urban home, with a clean design aesthetic in a palette of warm finishes. The residence is organized into a semi-open plan, with fluid yet distinct public and private zones. Numerous occasions for displaying art are incorporated throughout.

Yorkville Penthouse II

From their website:

Cecconi Simone Inc. is a multi-disciplinary, interior-design practice based in Toronto, Canada, privately owned and operated by Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone.

With the global trend toward increasing urbanization, Cecconi Simone has established itself as an industry leader in designing smart, small-space interior environments that respond to the market drivers of densification and price point.

Cecconi Simone’s wide-ranging work is central to its “whole design” philosophy; the belief that a cross-pollination of design experience leads to a deeper understanding of how people live their lives and the design needs that arise from those lifestyles.

Sources: Archiscene, Contemporist, images by Bob Gundu.

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