The Dyson aficionados among us will know that a DC07 De Stijl doesn't exist. Well, it didn't........
For those who don't know what "De Stijl" is, it is Dutch for "The Style". You can read more about the concept of neoplasticism on Wikipedia >here<
. However, in simple terms, in relation to Dyson, it means a vacuum cleaner that is purple, red and yellow.
Dyson made some special edition De Stijl
models in the nineties, good ones are quite rare today. We have a couple of popular topics about ones we have rebuilt to keep.
The DC01 one we did last year is here: DC01 De Stijl Rebuild
We recently did a DC04 one: DC04 De Stijl Rebuild
Dyson never made a DC07 De Stijl, so for fun, we decided we would. Forum members planted the idea:
I'd like to try and have a go at building a Dc07 de Stijl. Using the red purple and yellow theme :)
I hadn't realised that the DC04 cleaner head also fitted the DC07. So with that in mind, how about building the one that Dyson forgot-a DC07 De Stijl?
With that one you're already half way there...
It has been taking shape in between other work for a few weeks. I was abroad the last week or so, so didn't see it nearing completion. Our tech keeps delving in the parts bins and swapping and changing stuff on it so the colours look more uniform and correct. He is tweaking it in between other work, but it is now nearly done. When I left today, he was adapting a purple DC03 flex with a yellow plug to fit it.
Today, there was three of us staring at it saying stuff like, "What if we use a red switch and a yellow wand release catch?" and then offering different coloured bits up to it to see if they worked.
Dyson never made a yellow, purple or red chassis for the DC07 (lavender doesn't cut it)
, so the chassis is silver. But everything else will be red, purple or yellow as neoplasticism dictates. If not usually available, coloured parts are adapted from other machines to create this one-off machine.
This time, simply because I wasn't about with the camera at the right times, there isn't a photographic record of the build as with the DC01 and DC04 linked up thread. But as with the Multi-coloured DC07 we recently built
, this one will be for sale.
As soon as its done I will post some photos.
Meanwhile, your comments and thoughts are welcome.