Avelino and José Antolín's workshop, 1950
Virtual reconstruction of the original workshop where the Antolín Group was born in Salas de Burgos street.
From a small workshop to the world
Grupo Antolín, one of the leading global manufacturers of vehicle interiors, was born in Burgos, in a modest workshop in Calle Salas. In 1950 the Antolin brothers invented the rubber-metal steering ball joint, including a rubber part, which made it longer lasting and more resistant. This invention represented a great advance in the resistance and safety of millions of vehicles.
Archaeology of industrial heritage
We were lucky enough to be able to visit the old premises, now occupied by another business, together with a former workshop worker who still remembered the layout of the spaces and the machines. After an analysis of the spaces we collected all the information necessary for the virtual reconstruction
The virtual reconstruction
For the 3D modeling, all the visual references obtained in the documentation phase were taken and it was done taking into account its future use: 360º visualization through virtual reality glasses in the exhibition Empresas con Historia.
The invention that catapulted the Antolin brothers to success.
We digitally reconstruct the model of the ball-and-socket joint, for hyper-realistic rendering in different environments.
Team that has developed this project