Daniel’s coveted Porsche 356 Speedster in its most natural form, celebrating the true beauty behind early German engineering.
While some of the world’s most valued automotive examples showcase pristine full-scale restorations, collectors and enthusiasts can agree that an unrestored vehicle in its natural state holds just as much significance. Someone who understands the aging process of classic cars is artist Daniel Arsham, who actively voices his love for brands like Porsche through an array of artistic projects. Daniel Arsham is now proud to debut his original 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster, featuring a design inspired by the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi. The traditional Japanese aesthetic invites a new outlook centered around the acceptance of imperfection, explaining its raw construction and bare appearance.
Making its debut at the prestigious The Bridge event in the Hamptons, Arsham’s ‘356 Bonsai’ Speedster sat on scene to display the natural age and patina of the nearly 70-year-old car. In partnership with Willhoit Auto Restoration and Bridge Hampton Motoring Club, its exterior includes all original components in a raw bare metal state. Inside is where Arsham’s creative abilities came to light, with an interior design that combines indigo dyed boro, Sashimi stitched canvas, and Japanese denim produced in Okayama. The breathtaking interior configuration continues the use of Wabi Sabi, glorifying the process of mixing Japanese textiles and colors. The 1955 Porsche 356 ‘Bonsai’ Speedster also highlights a sculpted patinated bronze 3D relief of a bonsai tree on the engine grille. View all current Porsche 356 examples for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking on the link below. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury lifestyle releases and automotive news.
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