Design Press Release) In the summer of 2006 Michiel van den
Brink and Robert Koumans started the Vandenbrink Design company,
located in the Netherlands. The talented industrial designer Michiel
van den Brink (28) is specialised in automotive design, with a
unique modern interpretation of the DNA of classic automotive icons
like Ferrari. Robert Koumans (44) is entrepreneur with a background
in automotive and aerospace engineering, marketing and new media.
Together they form a solid basis for establishing Vandenbrink Design
as a high-end automotive and industrial design house.
The initial focus is on the realisation of the special sportscar
designs which have been very well received by potential customers,
especially the Vandenbrink GTO which was conceived as the 'Ferrari
599 GTO Mugello' concept study. Actual coachbuilding will be
performed in cooperation with well-known Ferrari specialist and
coachbuilder Hietbrink in the Netherlands.
Vandenbrink Design also offers her design talent and services to
established and emerging car manufacturers and industrial product
The Vandenbrink Design company kicks off ambitious but with realism.
However, the international interest in the GTO by sportscar
enthusiasts and collectors exceeding expectations gives us hope that
the GTO may be actually built. This would result in a dreamstart for
the newborn Dutch automotive company Vandenbrink Design.