Rubberdust was born in 2012 from a concept study of the Yamaha Ténéré XT900. Nicolas Vontobel, award-winning art director and himself an enthusiastic Ténéré rider, developed a study of this model even before the bike was presented by Yamaha itself.
This fictional motorcycle was equipped with various designs by him and published on the web. The study and the designs attracted enormous attention on the internet.
Yamaha also noticed Nicolas and invited him to the premiere of the XT1200. There have been numerous inquiries about the decor designs. Due to the high demand, Nicolas developed a first sticker set for his Ténéré 660, which he then offered under the Rubberdust label.
Other designs followed for various brands, especially in the travel enduro sector. Thanks to its great success, the hobby project quickly became a design studio, which today also develops custom designs for motorcycles and cars.
Nicolas Vontobel combines his passion as a designer and advertiser (former Creative Director of BMW Motorrad Switzerland) and motorcyclist. He runs Rubberdust as a founder and designs sticker sets with the support of freelancers. The high-quality production and shipping take place in Germany.
As a principle, the Rubberdust design studio only creates what the employees would stick on their own motorcycles. A motorcycle is a precious product. That's why Rubberdust only uses the best quality materials. "We want to arouse emotions with our designs and offer individuality that everyone can mount on their own bike," says Nicolas Vontobel.