Volkswagen Wire Project is a project that leads us to question if the result is a machine or a piece of art. Karen Oetling and Juan Pablo Ramos Valadez are the mexicans designers who created this audacious project inspired by the iconic Wolkswagen Beetle.
The piece itself is meant to fill up an open green space and has a simple language that reflects the site. Sketched on site, white lines were then drawn directly above a 1989 dark color Beetle using window markers and masking tape.
The wire framework then turned sculpture built out of iron. Its skeleton frame was then painted green in order to blend in with the environment detaching the visual form and weight from the iconic shape.
Although the scale is 1:1 to a 1989 Volkswagen Beetle chassis size, the wire mesh opens the iconic shape up into a light and at times unperceptive form. The form is true to the chassis and even opens up as the boot and doors would on the original machine.
The front and back lights of the original car were attached to the wire framework in order to render a mental image of the real machine. Everything is designed to take Bettle’s lovers through a mental trip in high speed towards the true classic Beetle.