Nissan has made the world’s largest sculpture, drawing a full-sized replica of the new Qashqai Black Edition.
The artwork was hand-drawn by 3D pen artists, using pens supplied by 3Doodler. They worked to ensure their creation expressed the premium design and refined sophistication of the new Qashqai crossover – which is on sale now.
The Nissan Qashqai is Europe’s most popular crossover. While Nissan produces 58 every hour at its plant in Sunderland, UK, this bespoke version took 800 man-hours to complete over a three-week period. The final sculpture is 4.4 metres long and 1.6 metres high – the same as the Nissan Qashqai Black Edition.
Led by artist Grace Du Prez, the team of artists brought the Qashqai Black Edition to life with an astonishing 13.8 kilometres of plastic strands. Grace Du Prez commented: “I’ve been drawing with 3Doodler’s pens for a few years now, but this is by far and away my most ambitious commission to date. It demonstrates how far 3D printing technology has come and how it can be used by anyone.”
The real Nissan Qashqai Black Edition is limited to just 3,360 units across Europe to ensure its exclusivity. Based on the flagship Tekna trim level, it has been enhanced further with other contemporary styling features. These include 19-inch ‘Ibiscus’ black alloy wheels, signature Black Edition door sills, plus front and rear silver styling plates. The car is also available with the Qashqai’s panoramic glass roof, creating an even more stylish and sophisticated exterior and interior ambience.