Ben Pon, Sr. – Designer research

I have done research on the original designer of the VW Type 2, Ben Pon Sr, which was inspired and is considered the definitive camper van and an automotive icon. I have chosen to research this designer, because of the relevance he has on designing a new, modern-day, streamlined camper van. However, certain aspects of what we see as the ‘camper van’ may not be able to be implemented into my design, as the term and concept of ‘streamline’ are generally seen and used in high-performance production vehicles to decrease air resistance and drag, whereas the camper van design was not intended to be a high-performance vehicle, but more of a practical ‘home from home’.



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