This very special jacket – created from 200 metres of reinforced Scania fan belts meticulously cut into feather-like shapes – could be yours. Sewn together using nearly 5000 stitches and requiring 250 man-hours, it will now be auctioned off for a good cause. A unique piece of truck driver haute couture by Svempa and Bea Szenfeld. Put in your bid today – all proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the ActionAid organisation and its work in providing support to people affected by climate and environmental changes.
The Griffin Jacket
The Griffin Jacket
All proceeds from the auction will go to the ActionAid non-profit organisation.
To celebrate our drivers we decided to do something out of the ordinary. Encompassing both Scania gear and our trucks, we set out to create a one-of- a-kind driver jacket. A collaboration between the undisputed king of Scania show trucks, Sven-Erik "Svempa" Bergendahl, and the world-renowned haute couture fashion designer Bea Szenfeld. The result of this collaboration is the Griffin Jacket – 12 kilos of truck gear art. A unique showpiece that is our only driver jacket ever that wasn’t created to be worn*.
The design team
Svempa is an authority in the world of custom trucks. In addition to a large number of custom vehicles, he has created world-famous show trucks like the Chimera, the Blue Griffin and the Red Pearl. Bea Szenfeld is a fashion designer who not only made stage outfits for the Eurovision Song Contest final in 2016 – a show that attracted more than 200 million viewers – she has also created unique custom outfits for international stars such as Lady Gaga and Björk.
With Svempa’s world rooted in moulding hard surfaces into shapes that flow with a sense of movement even at a standstill, and with Bea always working with the organic and soft lines that flow with the body, the two icons found common in the Scania Griffin.
For more info, please visit scania.com/griffinjacket.
*The Griffin Jacket is a piece of art and is not suitable for everyday use.
For a fair and impartial auction, representatives for Scania group as well as any Scania owned company or subsidiary are restricted from participating in the bidding process.