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.
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.
Remment “Rem” Koolhaas, born in Rotterdam in 1944, shapes his field like no other. With the terms he coined himself – like “Generic City” and “XL Architecture” – the world-famous architect promotes the idea that a city can no longer be planned – it just emerges. Because that is simply the culture of our time. In 2000, he won the Pritzker Architecture Prize for the philosophical views and thinking that form the creative core of his masterpieces. With the “Office for Metropolitan Architecture”, which he founded in 1975, he plans and implements unique projects in Europe, Asia and America. His most famous buildings include the Casa de Música in Porto, the CCTV headquarters in Beijing, and “De Rotterdam” – the largest building in the Netherlands – designed for his hometown.
The renowned graphic designer and art director Stefan Sagmeister is considered a creative pioneer. Born in 1962 in Bregenz, Austria, today he lives in New York where he runs the creative agency “Sagmeister & Walsh”. Since 1993, they have produced masterpieces in all shapes and forms – from small illustrations to impressive exhibitions and global campaigns. His most well-known works include the visual identities and characteristic cover designs for musicians like the Rolling Stones, the Talking Heads, Lou Reed or The Guggenheim Museum – for which he won two Grammys, among other prizes.