Inside the car design lab crafting pianos, bicycles and helicopters

( CNN) We’re all used to the familiar breast grilles and stamps of auto brands like Audi, Porsche and BMW. But have you ever considered a Peugeot piano? Or an Aston Martin yacht? Perhaps a Bentley handbag?

These daytimes, ever-increasing numbers of “manufacturers ” are offering their blueprint expertise as a resource to outside purchasers — either extending their own brand to something without four rotations and an instrument, or consulting on projects that will ultimately exists in their own right.

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