ABOUT AMALGAM COLLECTION OF BRISTOL, ENGLAND
Amalgam - our heart is in Bristol England, with many experienced heads and skilled hands around the world. We are inspired by Bristol’s engineering innovators Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Bristol Aeroplane Company, who imagined and realised the connection of the old world with the new. We are a multinational, multicultural team of crafts-men and women, dedicated to creating the world’s most beautiful models. We take huge pride in our mission to honour the designers and drivers of the gloriously engineered art we love.
With our design and prototyping headquarters in Bristol England, we own and manage highly skilled workshop operations in Pecs Hungary and Chang An in southern China.
Developed since 1995 from our service prototyping products such as the very first Dyson vacuum cleaners, our models are made using the finest quality casting resins that replicate our perfectly designed patterns in every minute detail. CAD design, 3D printing and CNC machining are combined with traditional machining and hand working skills to create the world’s most precise, accurate and faithfully detailed models.
We have developed close partnerships with the world’s most important designers, engineers, drivers and manufacturer brands, not only delivering editions of models for their own internal use, but supplying development models, one-offs and displays of every kind. Every one of the models we make, whether it be for a collector or a world famous driver is the very best we can achieve with no effort or expense spared.
CREATING PERFECT MODELS
To create perfect scale replicas of modern cars Amalgam Collection uses original CAD data supplied by the manufacturer and then works closely with their design team to perfect the rendition of the interior and exterior finishes.
With regard to classics, in their quest for supreme accuracy and authenticity they go to great lengths to locate the best examples of original cars and digitally scan them to capture the precise shape and proportions of every part of the car including the chassis, engine and drive train. They also take 600 – 800 photographs of every aspect and detail of each car in order to completely understand the finishes and detailing.
The resulting models beautifully and precisely capture the entirety of the original, and are impossible to discern from a real car in photographs.
Amalgam is the only maker of model cars that can be considered alongside a maker of fine watches like Richard Mille, a patron who recognised a shared passion for engineering detail and has commissioned unique models of a number of superb cars in his collection.
In recent years, Amalgam Collection has collaborated with Ralph Lauren to create the most amazing models of the cars in his collection, available exclusively from his flagship stores worldwide.
Amalgam Collection now occupies a unique place in the history of fine car models. They continue striving to reach new levels of craftsmanship and to create masterpieces of the model-makers art with enduring value.