28/01/2017

2014 – project RFT – promotional van – Fiat Ducato

Execution: 2014   –   Work: project   –   Type: promotional van   –   Name: RFT   –   Base: Fiat Ducato   –   Customer: Radio Fiume Ticino   –   Design: © fabbiandesign   –   Planning: © fabbiandesign   –   Execution: © swissvan

Swissvan always on the move with RFT!

As their offer arrived, Stefano was very proud to be contacted by Radio Fiume Ticino to help them with their project. An old Fiat Ducato, once used by the postal service, had to be transformed in a very mobile radio.

Given the high particularity of the project, Stefano got immediately to work and, after having heard the customer’s needs, he decided that to have really unique features, the van needed a custom solution.

Always keeping an eye opened on the estimated budget, Stefano chose to propose a conversion entirely designed and produced by Swissvan. The proposal was soon accepted, and after the choice of materials and finishing, Swissvan got immediately to work.

 

Initial project

Radio Fiume Ticino already had really clear ideas about how they wanted their van to look like.

A first sketch of the van RFT wanted was presented to us, and we just had to adjust a few technical details: after having established the budget, the decision was made to opt for a completely homemade furniture.

 

Vehicle data

Length: 5300 mm
Width: 2050 mm
Height: 2600 mm
Wheelbase: 3400 mm
Seats: 3
Loading room internal surface: 6,29 mq

 

fabbiandesign project

The furniture was entirely designed by fabbiandesign, and was created to have room on the entry to reach the working positions and to allow an easy and comfortable opening of the closet.

The desk plan has been custom-shaped, but without losing space, in order to have room to place various containers.

 

Used materials

Used materials were chosen following the disposable budget and the technical needs, while keeping a pleasant design.

We therefore opted for a melamine chipboard base, protected by aluminium outline to strengthen the chipboard itself, but also keeping an eye open on the design, by creating the contrast between anodized aluminium and the panels’ dark blue.

The counter was also created with chipboard, this time not covered with melamine, but with rolled metal, in order to make it completely scratchproof.

 

 

Watch the completed project on swissvan.ch