"From Bissau to Palau in the shade of Avalon. From Fiji to Tiree and the isles of Ebony. From Peru to Cebu, fell the power of Babylon..." ~ Orinoco Flow, EnyaEnya is not the only one bringing limelight to Cebu, a city in the Visayas region of the Philippines, through her once-upon-a-time famous song, Orinoco Flow.
The beautiful island is once again called forth, this time after a local furniture company created what could be the first automobile made from materials indigenous to Cebu.
|Wanna take a cruise in my coconut car?|
Using locally sourced natural and recycled materials, Clayton Tugonon, President of the future design firm Classical Geometry, demonstrated his ideas to Filipino designers about the "potential beauty and utility of their local resources" by creating the classy, Una Cebu Car.
Now take this, the Una Cebu Car is a coconut car! Well yes and no, not really. Modelled after a 1959 Porsche 356, this extraordinary auto is made from rattan stripes, sea shells and coconut flower stalks. Have a look!
|Photo credit to Traveling Morion. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.morionworld.blogspot.com|
The Una Cebu Car was debuted at the 2011 Fame Exhibit in Manila and displayed at the Northwing SM City shopping mall in Cebu. It took nine months to complete. Now that that's over, Tugonon has probably made his point that you can go chic and stylish with local materials and expend the need to import.
It is a work of art just like Pinocchio come to life. Materials for green awareness, check. I wonder though...does it run? Otherwise this is probably just going to be the one and only coconut car merely for the viewing, not the cruising.