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Just over a year ago, an unknown Dutch designer named Dave Hakkens posted a...

“Oh no, I have lost control of my model and do not know what...

The Asterion is Lamborghini’s first foray into hybrid territory. While other supercar makers (Porsche,...

Infiniti has unwrapped the Vision Gran Turismo concept, a virtual vehicle developed through close...

BMW has just published a short film outlining the impact legendary designer Paul Bracq...

  • Today is Christmas Day, and while the festive season is a time to kick back and enjoy the company of family and friends whilst unwrapping gifts, it’s also important to remember the religious significance of this day. And so we bring you the work of Adam Gompertz, who traded in a career in transportation design […]

  • The Lamborghini Asterion references iconic cars in the brand’s history, but also showcases the softer design aesthetic first seen on the Hurican. Albeit still extreme, it is a stark contrast to the current angular and aggressive form language seen on the Aventador and Veneno. Could this be an emerging trend for the brand? We speak […]

  • Daniel Simon is a designer’s God. His ability to imagine and create vehicles in otherworldly environments is incredible; he has an amazingly masterful grasp of design tools such as Alias and he has a knack for storytelling. Blessed with talent, Simon went to work for Volkswagen in Wolfsburg and Barcelona following his graduation from Pforzheim, […]

  • Honda’s Japanese Advanced Design studio has won the 2014 LA Design Challenge competition. The Tokyo-based studio came out on top against four other design studios to win the award for the intuitive CARpet concept, which, after much deliberation, the judges felt best answered this year’s brief: “Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact with Us […]

  • Many of you are probably well familiar with Camilo Pardo since watching him on TV over the summer. Before he won the ultimate prize on Motor City Masters, Camilo was already one of the most renowned American automotive designers. He’s also a good friend. Revered for his work on the Ford GT amongst other concept […]

  • SAIC Motor, parent company to MG and the China-only Roewe brand, are keen to establish a world renowned design ethos that will position the brands ahead of their competitors. This is one of the many reasons the company decided to effectively double the design organization in the United Kingdom. The design studio, which originally opened […]

  • Many of you are probably well familiar with Camilo Pardo since watching him on TV over the summer. Before he won the ultimate prize on Motor City Masters, Camilo was already one of the most renowned American automotive designers. He’s also a good friend. Revered for his work on the Ford GT amongst other concept […]

  • For those of us who regularly frequent auto show halls to gawp at new metal, the l’Automobile et la Mode exhibition at the 2014 Paris auto show was a refreshing and inspirational look back at the glory days of the automobile and their association with contemporary fashion. Better than the previous exhibition we attended two […]

  • Every other year the Internationale Automobil Aussstellung (IAA) in Hannover, Germany plays host to one of the most important commercial vehicle shows in Europe. Due to the longer lead-time in designing and building trucks, buses and vans there are fewer launches as opposed to the car industry. But while the 2014 show was relatively low […]

  • Renault has revealed its latest concept, the Eolab, ahead of its official debut at the Paris motor show next month. The ultra-high efficiency hybrid vehicle has been designed to consume just two liters of fuel per 100km, returning a fuel economy figure of 118mpg and emitting just 22g/km of CO2. Named after Aeolous, the Greek […]

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    “It is first and foremost functionality, without a doubt, that validates the project. Everything, unless strictly a work of art, has a functional value.”

    Giorgetto Giugiaro on Design
  • Chris Bangle on cars

    “Cars are not a suit of clothes; cars are an avatar. Cars are an expansion of yourself: they take your thoughts, your ideas, your emotions, and they multiply it.”

    Chris Bangle on cars
  • Fiat Design Director Lorenzo Ramaciotti on the new Quattroporte

    “Its style was born out of the guiding design principles of Maserati: harmony of shapes, dynamism of lines and Italian elegance.”

    Fiat Design Director Lorenzo Ramaciotti on the new Quattroporte
  • Design chief Ian Callum on why JLR needs design centers in US and China

    “We will never design a car around another culture, but we will certainly build into that vehicle certain national tastes for that market.”

    Design chief Ian Callum on why JLR needs design centers in US and China
  • Klaus Bischoff, Executive Director of Volkswagen Design

    “When you are a young designer of course, you think everything is wrong and should be different… You want to conquer the world and with great ideas. But over the time you have to really understand what Golf is.”

    Klaus Bischoff, Executive Director of Volkswagen Design
  • Irv Rybicki, GM Design VP from 1977-1986

    “Harley Earl is responsible for more than half of GM’s greatest 20th Century milestones. The fact this company had exclusivity of all his work and was able to capitalize off his artistic efforts and innovative engineering ideas first, is perhaps why this man’s story is so controversial and a kept secret today in Detroit.”

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  • Today is Christmas Day, and while the festive season is a time to kick back and enjoy the company of family and friends whilst unwrapping gifts, it’s also important to remember the religious significance of this day. And so...

  • Just over a year ago, an unknown Dutch designer named Dave Hakkens posted a video on YouTube that set the internet abuzz. His idea was Phonebloks, and the modular smartphone he proposed was a response to the throw-away culture...

  • There are a fair amount of books available to those who appreciate car design. While some are more elementary in their approach and others more elitist in their presentations, the Ever Since I Was a Young Boy series from...

  • The MB&F M.A.D. (Mechanical Art Devices) Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland, has had a number of interesting pieces on display in recent times. One such exhibition was the Disintegrating and Hatch series created by Swiss artist Fabian Oefner. Now the...

  • It may come as a surprise to learn that Toyota makes boats alongside the millions of cars it sells. In fact, the company’s been in the marine business for nearly 20 years, rounding out a range of products that...

  • You’ve probably seen his work circulating on numerous Internet sites, but how did he get there and who’s the personality behind these wonderful works of art? We sit down with sketch master Anthony Colard to find out what makes...

  • This is the 01GEN concept, a design study Yamaha revealed at the biennial Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany. Similar in form to the four-wheeled Yamaha Tesseract concept unveiled in 2013 (pictured below), the 01GEN concept is a three-wheeled...

  • For those of us who regularly frequent auto show halls to gawp at new metal, the l’Automobile et la Mode exhibition at the 2014 Paris auto show was a refreshing and inspirational look back at the glory days of...

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