It’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of modern design and engineering – almost daily there are new and beautiful solutions that I am both technically and aesthetically amazed by. However, I often can’t help but look back at what was – some of our modern design roots and (in my humble opinion) shining examples of great design.
One recent example really made me stop and look – a Toyota FJ45LV Land Cruiser project by FJ Company who specialise in custom refurbishments of Toyota FJ series models. What struck me about this (and frankly, all the other FJ refurbishments) is the timeless quality of Toyota’s visionary design – 1970’s two-tone styling aside, these beautiful vehicles wouldn’t look out of place even against today’s latest shiny electric offerings. Working to retain such classic styling is no easy task, but the crafted solutions are testament to FJ Company’s careful and considered approach – effortless styling meets timeless utility.
And let’s face it – drooling over quality, classic design is never a bad thing – it helps remind us of where we came from, and that they just don’t make them like they used to – beautiful.