With the Colors & Design by R-M initiative, R-M supports future automotive designers in France with dedicated color and paint application training, to promote excellence and maximize performance in the preparation of their concept car models. The 2nd Colors & Design by R-M competition has now taken place in partnership with the CREAPOLE design school in Paris, France: On October 8, 2015, the three best concept car models have been awarded at the Espace 56 in Paris, in the presence of R-M bodyshop customers and Raphaël de Macedo won the first prize with his futuristic Porsche model "Qualia Concept".
R-M, BASF`s premium paint brand for the automotive refinish industry, is recognized for its color competence, its dynamism and caring business partnerships. In the International R-M Refinish Competence Center (RCC) in Clermont de l’Oise, France, one of the most modern training facilities in Europe, R-M offers its customers and students of the CREAPOLE school significant flexibility to meet their refinish training needs while providing innovative and sustainable solutions while increasing the efficiency level and profitability of their businesses. From 48 concept car models, 18 were pre-selected for submission to the jury’s vote. The three winners are:
- 1st BEST MODEL Raphaël de Macedo with “Qualia Concept” invented a Porsche racing vehicle for 2051, the year which celebrates the centenary of the brand in competition. He used Black and White to express the sense of male/female duality, with highlights in orange, the colour which symbolises sport.
- 2nd BEST MODEL Jimmy Garcia and his SP 20 - Samu Peugeot 2020, rapid intervention vehicle for urban environments. The choice of blue makes reference to the SAMU (ambulance service) and yellow, to signposting.
- 3’rd. JURY’S SPECIAL PRIZE: Alexandre Joannides with his Air Care, Emergency vehicle inspired by the manta ray. He chose white as a reference to first-aid posts