BMW’s One-Off Vantablack X6

On display at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW‘s VBX6 is the “first and only vehicle in the world” to receive a Vantablack VBx2 coating—a sprayable form of the blackest black pigment. BMW partnered with Vantablack inventor Surrey NanoSystems on the disorienting project, wherein the automaker’s third-generation X6 SUV appears almost two-dimensional. It’s spell-binding but there’s just enough reflection for our brain to process some …

Made From Vantablack and Meteorite: LUCY by Ore

One ring connected to the cosmos

Made with Vantablack (the pigment so dark, it traps 99.96% of incoming light), meteorite and gold-plated microcircuitry, LUCY is much more than any other super-polished, sphere-shaped ring. Each ring is connected to its wearer’s own white dwarf star and vibrates when that star reaches its zenith. The “magical ceremony” (happening multiple times a week) encourages the wearer to pause, center and reconnect with the space around them. …

“The Darkest Building on Earth,” Asif Khan’s Winter Olympics Pavilion

Anyone obsessed with Vantablack VBx2, a color which absorbs 99.9% of light, should make their way to PyeongChang for a glimpse at architect Asif Khan’s new pavilion. The astonishingly dark facade has been populated with thousands of tiny white light rods, lending it a cosmos-like experience. As part of Hyundai’s global mobility initiative, the interior of the space exists in stark contrast: a brightly lit, …