Sorry for this delayed post…:P
About a month back, Darren from Autodetailer invited me for his new garage/studio’s open day. Such a treat considering that i wasnt anybody in any industry so thanks heaps Darren! :D.
I am going to conclude straight away that this new 12,000sqf facility is truly the state-of-the-art in auto detailing in Malaysia. The amount of detail and effort poured into making this place is highly commendable. The whole place is has really been given a lot of thought in terms of space planning aesthetic and functionality. Darren does really love this work. I can he has passion when he brought he about to tour the new joint.
The garage is broken down into several several different areas. The first being the entrance of course. I love the contrast of how its dark at the entrance focusing only on the logo, and then as u walk into the facility, its all bright and professional looking.
(Just to note, some areas couldnt be photographed due to confidentiality reasons)
The overall theme of this garage would be a modern-urban-industrial setup. You can feel it the moment you step into it. Its how a rustic, cool looking garage should be. It my favourite interior treatment too
As I walked into the garage I get this sense of professionalism surrounding the whole place. I was greeted by Darren’s wife (sorry i suddenly forgot her name!) who was really warm and accomodating and then she looked for Darren for me. And then my tour of the facility began. Awesomeness!
This is the general work area for cars to be detailed. The lighting design in this facility is done by one of the best in Malaysia. The lighting here, although looks normal, simulates daylight on the outside. Its how you will see your car when its on the road. Also, cars detailed in this environment, coupled with the technology and professionalism are bound to be immaculate.
Next to the GT-R, i saw a BMW Boxer Cup. There are only two of these in Malaysia. And this belongs to a mutual friend of ours
Fancy seeing an old skool Alfa in the barracks. I must say, the job done on it made the car flawless looking.
Like the logo? Its designed by a pro in the States.
A window from the office looking out. Also a display of the equipments used.
With those car lifts, interior detailing can now be done at eye level. No need to squat and sit on the floor anymore i guess. Hehe…
Right in your face!
The most powerful street-legal Lotus money can buy. I know this car too well and its full of ‘authority’ on the road and track!
A feature wall displaying some kick-ass paint for your cars if you’re thinking of a paint job.
What do we have here? I’d like to call this the Black Room. Its a room that simulates street lights. Cars are put here to see how their cars would look like at night under street lighting.
Dont the cars in there look mean? Fierce beasts kept behind bars…heh heh
Ya gotta remove ur shoes to access this area.
Whats beyond this Black Room is my highlight of the garage.
The photostudio. Where all of Darren’s work come to life.
Darren made me shoot the next few photos with ONLY my iPhone and UNEDITED. The lighting in this room is really that good and nothing short of brilliant!
AMAZING RIGHT? :p
Lighting is damn best OK..OMG.
While i was still AWE-ing over the photoroom, the final section of the tour was the office.
I really love how industrial the office entrance looks.
Bright on the outside, dark on the inside. Cozy feeling in the office cum office waiting area.
That concrete table, was built first before anything else cos it was attached to the floor. The wooden flooring was built around it later. How cool is that!
Before I left, how could I not take a picture with the host?
Thanks Darren for the invite. It was an amazing insight and you have an amazing place. I hope you keep pushing your industry to its limit and continue to set the benchmark in autodetailing.