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BMW’s first front-wheel drive vehicle made its world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. To learn more about the challenges in designing a FWD vehicle while maintaining BMW’s core values, we sat down for an interview with Michael de Bono, the BMW exterior designer responsible for Concept Active Tourer. The UK-born de Bono is [...]
The butcher’s boy at the cutting edge of car design His dad is a butcher, but the young Galwayman has found a meaty role as the head of the new Peugeot design lab Citroën has undergone a design revolution in the past decade, reviving the DS range while creating an avant-garde appeal to the French brand. [...]
Patrick le Quément is a world famous car Designer. As SVP Renault Corporate Design, his team’s products have included brillant and bold designs such as Twingo, Mégane and Mégane II Scénic; the Espace models of 1994 and 1998; Kangoo; Laguna models of 1994; Avantime and the Vel Satis of 2002. Patrick’s motto is Design = Quality; his [...]
BMWBLOG had the opportunity recently to interview Chris Bangle. As usual, a memo circulated inside the group soliciting questions for the interview, and we got an array of decent topics to put in front of Mr. Bangle. But to paraphrase a great quote, “the plan did not survive contact with the interviewee.”
Christopher Chapman’s goal: Refine bold styling Every two weeks, Christopher Chapman makes the rounds at Hyundai’s Irvine, Calif., design center to see what his team has in the “corner stack.” The “stack” is a pile of index card-sized sketches on the corner of every designer’s desk. For Chapman, Hyundai’s U.S. design boss, it’s a way [...]
In the not-too-distant past, if you wanted to see what was “way out there” in automotive design, you checked out the major manufacturers’ concept cars at motor shows – especially Detroit. Now they don’t seem to show anything until it’s just about production-ready, so the far-out stuff has pretty well vanished.
Dreams have always been the currency of auto shows, where the admission price buys unlimited fantasies of awe-inspiring cars that never get dirty, break down or gulp premium unleaded at $4.50 a gallon. But before the latest models and futuristic design studies could take form in sheet metal, somebody had to dream them up. In [...]
Automaker wants to shake up company culture to allow more creativity. Toyota City, Japan – After decades of emphasizing staid reliability, Toyota wants to start running with the cool kids. In a new approach announced Monday, the company, Japan’s biggest automaker, said it was overhauling its development system to give engineers more freedom to experiment [...]
How did you choose to be a designer? Since I was a child I showed a strong passion for the automobile and its design, I used to sketch cars a lot on my school notebooks until I learned about Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. I spoke to my parents showing them that [...]
Six decades after Touring’s influential Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante, the Italian Carrozzeria has been spinning the flying saucer again. Classic Driver talked with Louis de Fabribeckers (Head of Design, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera) at this year’s Geneva Show.
by: Frank Schwartz | Document type: Interview | Source: Green Car Design
Cast your mind back to last year’s Shanghai Motor Show and you’ll surely remember Volvo’s arresting Concept Universe. Andreas Nilsson, Volvo’s young and enterprising Design Director – Strategic and Interaction, was the man behind it. Nilsson is a rare specimen in this industry – in thirteen years since leaving Coventry with a Bachelors degree in [...]
Four design center heads from Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors, Renault Samsung Motors and GM Korea and three automotive experts — Global AutoNews Editor in Chief Charley Chae, Daelim University College Professor Kim Pil-soo and Hanbat National University Professor Koo Sang — picked five most important models and Business Focus compiled the chart. — ED.
by: Horatiu Boeriu | Document type: Interview | Source: BMW Blog
A young man passionate about art and architecture, Christopher Weil, is part of Adrian Van Hooydonk’s design team at BMW and responsible for the exterior design of the new F30 BMW 3 Series. At Detroit Auto Show, our own Shawn Molnar spent some time with Weil to learn more about the design language of the [...]
Transcendent. It’s an adjective one could use to singularly describe Jae S. Min, Chief Designer at Volkswagen Group of America, Design Center California (DCC). The complex is one of three Volkswagen Group design centers worldwide, and the only one outside of Germany. Right now he’s behind the wheel of a loaded Ibis White Q7 TDI [...]
by: Gary S. Vasilash | Source: Automotive Design & Production
A veteran designer talks about global design, national design and why he doesn’t follow trends. With an automotive design career that includes standout work for Audi (AVUS concept, ’91) and Volkswagen (Concept One ’94), with positions in Ingolstadt (two stints, with the second including participation in the development of the TT), Munich (with BMW), Simi [...]
by: Viktor Chrapovitskiy | Source: Car Design Community
Arseniy Kostromin was born in 1986 in Balashikha town near Moscow. In 2003 he left the school and entered “MAMI” (Moscow State Technical University), graduated in 2008. Since February, 2008 till November, 2010 he had been working in RDCE (Renault Design Central Europe) in Bucharest, where he also made his degree work Renault Alpine. In [...]
by: Daniel Tomicic | Document type: Interview | Source: Car Design Community
Peter Horbury (51) is quiet force of car design. Far from extrovert superstars, his 30+ year career covers over 50 cars and trucks created under Ford and Volvo brands. Horbury is best known for successful transition of classic Volvo box into contemporary styled premium brand during 90es.