You spend a lot of time in your car, and because of that, it damn well better be a place you don’t mind spending all that time. Most cars have some form of innocuous cloth or low-pile mouse fur upholstery in an inoffensive pattern, while others have former cows covering much of what is within eyeballs’ reach. Nothing too crazy or distracting. Yawn-inducing actually.
Then there’s the oddballs, the ones yearning to differentiate themselves by potentially setting off epileptic seizures with their upholstery patterns – I’m looking at you original Porsche 928 – while others seem to have been conceived by the art class at a very intense prison. None of that is the kind of thing you want to crawl into after a long day at work.
Cars have become such mass-market commodities that it’s the exception rather than the rule that their upholstery material offends to the soul, but that’s not to say it still does’t happen. If and when it does, it can be scaring for life. If it doesn’t open up too many repressed bad memories, what do you think was the ugliest factory interior material you’ve ever seen?
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