Brown Car Seats

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Brown Car Seats

Mid-century Inspired Pattern

Brown Car Seats Swatch

As you know, I like designing car seats because they both provide opportunities not present in other designs and also provide limitations that are challenging.

Vehicle seating is influenced by the type of vehicle and also by convention. The sort of patterns that I make for busses and trains would not be even considered for a car and so the trick is to make the seats interesting and yet also desirable and conventional.

I hope that I have produced a pattern this time which is both interesting and daring but also conventional enough to make it acceptable.

The design is of course mid-century inspired and uses a mid-century based colouring scheme of montella for the background with poppy red, mustard, orange, magnolia and Paris green. Those are the colours listed by my notes and a look at the finished pattern (I made this some time ago) reveals that they are all there.

The pattern was created in Affinity Designer, the vehicle is the Ranger from Daz and the set was created and rendered in Cinema 4D.

If you would like to see larger versions of these designs and my other work then you can do so on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

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Bus or coach seat pattern

Bus or coach seat pattern

Taking their inspiration from the myriad of similar colours and shapes found in UK mid-century designs, these seats are intended to brighten and enhance bus or coach travel.

The colours are vivid but detailed, their persistence does not linger yet they offer an inviting seat to rest for the duration of the journey: be that a short drive in a bus or a longer haul in a coach as shown in the illustration. As with many of my designs, the colours are mid-century from the British Standard palette while the shapes are inspired by mid-century UK designs. The pattern was assembled in Adobe Illustrator while the render was created in Cinema 4D using the excellent Nimos coach model, the final render being finished in Adobe Photoshop.