SAFARI BY ARSHAM STUDIO WITH STONE ISLAND
BY ARSHAM STUDIO
WITH STONE ISLAND
Porsche 930 and a Unimog 404
The Keen Project
The Safari project is displayed at the La Brea Stone Island Store in Los Angeles on 19 March and 20 March – 11am to 7pm.
DANIEL ARSHAM and STONE ISLAND come together to customize a Porsche 930 and a Unimog 404 for all-terrain purposes, using reimagined heritage Stone Island fabrics.
Arsham’s Safari was built by Leh Keen, using a 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo as the base and then customized to be suitable for off-road use, using many original pieces from the ‘70s and ‘80s. The Safari car has been modified to proper rally-car specs including an external light pod on the front hood, additional bumpers on front and rear with accompanying skid plate running the length of the underside of the car – all on off-road tires and heightened suspension, ready for any environment under any condition.
Arsham also reimagined a Unimog U404 to go alongside the Safari as a recovery vehicle of sorts. The Unimog features bespoke Stone Island Tela Stella in custom drab green to cover the bed of the truck.
The pair of vehicles has been designed as a couple with complementary interiors and exteriors, all using Stone Island craftsmanship where applicable.
Alongside the interior, and the Unimog cover, Stone Island made special garments for the team: an overall, a jacket, a shirt, a pair of trousers and a bag – embroidered with the project logos.
The cars and the garments are not on sale.
DIRECTED BY JEREMY ELKIN
A 10-minute documentary narrated by Daniel Arsham, featuring Leh Keen, and directed by Jeremy Elkin. The short film tells the story of the Porsche 930 and Unimog 404’s restoration process.
From the careful fitting of the vehicles in New York and Atlanta to the breathless vistas in the California desert, watch both vehicles come to life.