In 2009, custom builder Rizk Auto set out to recreate the 1957 Aston Martin DBR2, one of the rarest cars on the planet. To enthusiasts’ delight, the project was a great success. Not only did the company resurrect the automotive classic, but injected it with what Jalopnik describes as “space age technology and period components”.
Nowhere is this more evident than in its cabin, which features front and passenger seats modeled after Herman Miller’s famous Aeron desk chair.
Paired with red bolsters and traditional diamond pleats, the DBR2’s seats offer a unique mix of old- and new-school styling.
Of course, we can’t vouch for how comfortable they are. But if our shop’s office desk chair is any indication, this Aston’s seats feel sublime.
Besides, isn’t it cool to see cars modeled after furniture for once, instead of the other way around?
Adams Upholstery says
Typical . . . this car is all about the body and the motor. OK – the seats are mildly interesting/creative as a crossover from office furniture, but the interior is not much more than a place to sit down. Gotta say, though, I love the body lines!
I love the lines. I’ve been partial to the elongated hoods forever, and this is just great looking.
But the interior…no, I can’t do that. It looks like an objectively nice piece, but just isn’t to taste. I also question the seats…not very supportive looking.
Naseem Muaddi says
Those seats look phenomenal. I’m a huge fan of Herman Miller’s designs. The way he incorporated it into a car seat is inspiring and I bet they are comfortable as well.
I actually had a very similar idea for incorporating the old general fireproofing company goodform seats into an old roadster. I always thought that would look cool. After seeing this car, I’m really anxious to make it happen.
Nadeem Muaddi says
I have to agree with Naseem on this one. The seats are pretty spectacular. The sheer innovation of them is what gets me. The builder was definitely thinking outside of the box.
For what it’s worth, the original Aston Martin DBR2’s interior wasn’t anything to write home about. The car was amazing, but the cabin was pretty simple and sparse.
Then again, there were only two ever made. Perhaps if the car had a longer run and was built for a wider market, we would have seen some really cool things from Aston Martin itself.
the DBR2 was a race car!
i find it almost offensive myself!