A NEW KIND OF LUXURY.
Find out, how we keep reinventing ourselves.
FROM THE ORBIT TO THE HIGHWAY
In the pursuit of uniqueness, a vehicle was created that is out of this world: the BMW Individual M850i NIGHT SKY. The cornerstone for this unique project, which benefited from input of the Max Planck Institute, is the oldest iron meteorite in the world. The fusion of this extremely rare material and BMW Individual creates an unprecedented level of exclusivity. The two-tone exterior is a tribute to the “blue hour” – a phenomenon that appears in the sky at dusk with colours ranging from cyan blue and azure blue to night blue as well as black. Distinctive elements such as front spoiler, air breather, mirror caps, and disc brakes adopt the signature orthogonal shape of an iron meteorite, the so-called Widmanstätten structure. The unique piece is mounted on 20” BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in 730i V-spoke design. As soon as you open the door, the filigree backlit NIGHT SKY lettering on the door sill welcomes you, flanked by two mosaics created from the meteorite. In the interior, the centre console forms the nucleus of the vehicle design and engineering: the panels, the Start/Stop button, the iDrive and gear selector levers have been refined with a mosaic design and 600g of the rare meteorite material. This first use ever of BMW Individual full leather in three elegant colours and with a contrasting Widmanstätten structure marks a new standard in the upholstery trade. The truly extra-terrestrial meets the absolute extraordinary – redefining the limits of what is possible.
THE PURSUIT OF INSPIRATION.
Progressive, creative, inspiring: these are the qualities that we – as the BMW brand – have been committed to for over a century. Independent and forward-thinking figures have motivated and inspired us – the creative elite, whose creations and ideas have brought us unique moments and unexpected perspectives. Pioneers of our time and voices of the future, who inspire progress in technology and design. Make the existing obsolete and turn their vision into the new reality.
THE PURSUIT OF INSPIRATION.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARCHITECTURE.
NO STRUCTURE WITHOUT CHAOS.
One must discard old plans to make new ones come true. Early on, Rem Koolhaas learned to create his very own structures out of disorder. He also applies this special approach to architecture. The demolition of buildings is necessary in order to reinvent oneself and the identity of cities time and again. In addition to his work as an architect, he also publishes writings in which he reflects on the role of chaos in society and architecture. In 1995, for instance, he published the manifesto “S, M, L, XL.” Koolhaas argues that traditional architectural principles such as composition, scaling and proportion no longer apply in the design of large buildings. He demonstrated this impressively in the planning of the new Eurolille city centre in Lille, France.
THE PIONEER AMONG DESIGNERS.
THE ART OF OVERCOMING YOUR FEARS.
If you never know fear, you’ll never have a vision – and never find the courage to develop. It’s thanks to this attitude that the legendary designer Stefan Sagmeister is a leader in his profession with his hard-hitting and inspiring works. He always surprises with unexpected works of arts and, for example, brings handwriting to life, or transforms people into canvases. He always tries to forge his own way, to create and provoke unseen perspectives, instead of accepting the status quo. With his extroverted, innovative and enthusiastic pieces, he creates new worlds, opening the door to his unique and courageous imagination.