DE ROSA SK PININFARINA
DEFINITION OF A CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER
A holistic journey from product design to brand study
On the occasion of the launch of the new SK Pininfarina, highly innovative and technological model that reinterprets and transforms the features of the original 2015 version, it has also been presented the development of the logo, designed by Pininfarina for De Rosa, element that, through a semiotic study, tells the avant-gardist evolution of the company.
Working on the brand means for us operating on the soul of a company. With De Rosa we found the perfect match of vision and values – as it has been with the great success of the SK – indeed, we are very glad to strengthen the partnership with this new model and to start imagining future developments together.
Innovation, dynamism and integration
The SK Pininfarina is the result of innovation, dynamism and integration. Consistent with the strong identity of the first SK, the new model has strong innovative elements. Higher dynamism thanks to the complete change of the seat tube and of the top tube. Higher speed and efficiency by softening and reducing its volumes and the weight of the sail and also by tightening the horizontal part of the chassis. Finally, the integration of all the cables, both on the chassis and on the handlebar, that result in a reduction of the volumetry obtained also thanks to the complete modification of tubes section. The new bike is more compact but it keeps its rigidity and its functionality.
Consolidating the design language to envision the future range expansion
Outcome of a rich share of ideas among the experts of the two icons of Made In Italy, the logo represents the perfect match between the glorious past of the Milanese company and the visionary values of the future that have always characterized De Rosa. Stylistically, the logo keeps the incisive font of De Rosa but at the same time the shapes are reinterpreted with a modern design. By far, the principal novelty is the new shape of the heart. Central soul of the company, the heart is “engineered” by exploiting the proportion of the circular elements present in the bike, in order to become the pulsating element of absolute stylistic perfection and technology.
As De Rosa family we decided to make a heart choice and therefore, to study, together with the Pininfarina’s designers, a new logo, that reflects not only the vision of our products but as well our history. Indeed, I would like to thank Paolo Pininfarina and all of the Pininfarina’s team, that understood and enhanced in the best way our tradition, by projecting it into the future. The launch of the new SK, designed by Pininfarina, is the perfect expression of the way forward for innovation, that we are pursuing together.