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Interior wood trim - Now available in horizontal grain

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by passion4audio, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. passion4audio

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    #1 passion4audio, Jan 13, 2014
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    I received a call from a lovely Tesla rep this morning. She told me that my car (not delivered yet) qualified for an option of having an obeche matte horizontal grain.

    I wonder if they'll offer both the vertical and horizontal - or if they will drop the current vertical.

    Anyway, what do you think?
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  2. Newscutter

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    Well now, that IS interesting... I wonder if that will be available with the gloss too?

    If so, it would only be appropriately snarky to offer the lacewood and piano black horizonally also.
     
  3. Mayhemm

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    Depends...is this a 'no charge' option?
     
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    I like it. Has more flow to the dash than the vertical which made it a bit choppy.
     
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    Seems all the pics in the Design Studio are showing horizontal wood grains. Guess the vertical is no longer available.
    Did anyone catch at what date they did the switch?
     
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    I like it a lot, and it does look like a permanent design change. I have lacewood and it is actually directional (horizontal fish scale like pattern).
     
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    I would have definitely gotten that if it was available when I ordered.
     
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    Literally happened overnight 1/13 to 1/14. I immediately went to the DS when I saw this post yesterday and the horizontal didn't appear anywhere-- then this morning, on a tip, I checked the DS again and it was the only option.
     
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    Interesting. I have the Carbon Fiber trim so no dog in this race but I always thought the vertical wood grain was an interesting and different approach which I was initially not so sure about. After seeing the vertical grain in pictures for many months, now the horizontal grain would seem to take some readjusting to. I suppose they both achieve the desired effect.
     
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    I'm not sure that it's a difference that makes difference, but tend to agree with BlkCld that horizontal flows nicely.

    I think that other color or texture options would be cool - maybe bamboo, color match to exterior, a printed circuit board pattern, or a long narrow LCD to watch the kids in back or change the trim to anything you want at will!
     
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    On the photo, I don't like it at all. But thats just my tatse I guess.

    It does make the dash flow more, but it also detaches it more from the "centre console" part. And there, from a styling point of view, is already quite a bit missing. And apart from that, it also doesn't look very modern in some way. Its now something for the older driver.

    I wouldn't have gotten obeche gloss if it were horizontal. Vertical totally fits the car in my opinion.
     
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    Got the same call today for my gloss order and made the switch, like it better than the vertical. Seems it's a straight ahead switch, they won't offer the vertical going forward.
     
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    Gorgeous!
    I would have picked this, had that been an option.
    Makes the dash feel wide, and definitely flows.
     
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    I say thumbs down. It looks cheap (at least in these pics) and does not match the grain on the console armrest (and I would imagine on the center console and or yacht floor). It reminds me of these:
     

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    I got the same call from Tesla this evening. I chose horizontal also. From a design standpoint, the vertical orientation did not make sense to me from the first moment I saw it. F. L. Wright now approves.
     
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    That is a Lamborghini Countach isn't it? Like this:

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    Having idolized the Countach as a kid from the outside I have to say a little something just died in me seeing the interior of one for the first time. Ugh...

    The horizontal wood trim looks nice. As others have noted, I think it flows better.
     
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    The pic I referenced was actually a early C4 vette with a cheap aftermarket wood interior kit. I will wait to see real pics of an actual customer delivered car with the horizontal grain, but vertical is chosen by many of the high end companies these days for a reason
     

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    As a somewhat tall person (6'2"), falling into a Countach for the first time was disappointing. Look how the driver foot well slopes in dramatically. It was nearly unbearable for more than a few minutes. Very tight given its size.

    Back on topic, I went with CF on mine, but I love the horizontal grain. I might have reconsidered. Like a poster above, I am curious how the grain on the armrest is oriented now. Will they have the grain running perpendicular to each other? That'd be odd, I think.
     

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