Architectural lines which mirror the sleek and sinuous body of the world’s fastest street-legal production car are a unique feature of a new Dubai project.
Developer Damac has joined up with Bugatti to design the world’s first homes to feature a sports car as a design feature of the living room.
The development was launched by luxury real estate developer, Damac Properties, during the Cityscape Global exhibition.
The residences, called Ettore 971 Bugatti Styled Villas, will be a major feature of the Akoya Oxygen master development, overlooking the Tiger Woods designed, Trump World Golf Club, Dubai.
Eight villas in total will be built and named after Ettore Bugatti the founder of the French sports car brand Bugatti and ‘971’ signifying the international code for the United Arab Emirates.
The villas are conceptualised by the designers of the 1,200hp Bugatti Veyron and reflect its distinctive curved front. Each includes an indoor vehicle display area, with glass panels through to the living quarters, so residents can admire their car from the comfort of the sofa.
Massimiliano Ferrari is managing director of the Bugatti brand, which was established in 1909. He said: “One originator of the firm, Carlo Bugatti, was an architect, an engineer, an artists and a designer of furniture. In this project we have tried to include all the things he was so passionate about.
“During his life he established more than 400 patents – everything from clothing to engineering. In some ways he was the Leonardo da Vinci of his day.”
Ferrari said: “Art, Forme and Technique” were the driving forces behind the company.
“We want to bring back the original vision,” he said. “The villa, both in its exterior and interior design, reflects the lines of the car. And the car is a piece of art. You can display art in a garage but why would you want to?
“So we have made it a centerpiece of the living room.”