A Scottish Toyota dealership sparked competition amongst university students in Edinburgh with a unique Toyota AYGO design competition.
Border Toyota of St. Boswells approached Heriot-Watt University to come up with an eye-catching design for the AYGO, but they had no clue of the positive reaction the challenge would draw.
Numerous entries flew in from final-year textile and design students who wanted to wrap the AYGO with their dazzling designs, with the triumphant entry to be displayed at historical novelist Sir Walter Scott’s home of Abbotsford House - for the university’s annual high-profile catwalk show.
Spanish student, Marta Aspe, who has lived in Edinburgh for a decade, stole the show with her complex floral pattern; the 37-year-old, Madrid-born undergraduate was inspired by surface prints for garments as she designed her winning AYGO wrap.
The delicate design was brought to life by a local signwriting company, wrapping the AYGO’s bodywork with Marta’s intricate idea.
The three-dimensional, ‘materialised’ model received positive feedback at the fashion show and was subsequently selected to represent Border Toyota at the Borders Book Festival in June.
Having been selected as the official sponsor of the festival, the dealership showcased Marta’s AYGO at the event. Four Toyota hybrid models were also taken to the festival, transporting famous authors and guest speakers from various locations around the Scottish Borders to the event.
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