Leading menswear designer Simon Carter has resurrected a classic motoring accessory to mark the arrival of the hotly anticipated Vauxhall Insignia.
Simon Carter has designed two limited edition car grille badges for the Vauxhall Insignia bringing the iconic motoring accessory into the 21st Century with a cool, contemporary twist.
The designs, limited to 150 of each, have been influenced by traditional British "motoring club" badges and can clip securely onto the front of car grilles or stand alone as stylish collectable items. The badges have been manufactured in the UK, are made of a waterproofed brass and copper mix and retail at £39.They will be on sale from Saturday 13th December 2008 in Simon Carter's stores in Covent Garden and the Quadrant Arcade (off Regent Street) in London, King Street in Manchester. The badges will also be available from Vauxhall.
Simon Carter said, "The grille badge is a British design classic. This project aims to resurrect the badge from the clutches of autojumbles and recovery services and give it a fresh, modern twist. Simon Carter menswear and accessories is all about attention to detail - I set out to bring this focus on detail to the project and I am pleased with the results."Published 17 November 2008