RCA Show: Pilkington Design Award 2013

RCA Show: Pilkington Design Award 2013

This year’s Pilkington Vehicle Design Awards at the Royal College of Art Show were won by Nir Siegel with a 3D-printed car and by Ian Slattery, Moira Mcaulay and Samuel Johnson.


Vehicle Design graduate Nir Siegel won the prize for Best Design Interpretation for his Genesis Concept, a 3-D printed, customizable and self-assembled car.

Genesis Concept by Nir Siegel - Scale model Genesis Concept by Nir Siegel - Design Sketches

The idea is to evolve products and services according to the customer’s needs, avoiding obsolescence.

Genesis Concept by Nir Siegel

Ian Slattery, collaborating with Textiles graduate Moira Mcaulay on The Vitreo, received the award for Best Use of Glazing.

Vitreo Concept by Ian Slattery and Moira McAulay Vitreo Concept by Ian Slattery and Moira McAulay

“The Vitreo project questions what our urban future might be and what design would be desirable in such a context. The duo devised new materials, and understandings of what car interiors and exteriors are.”

Vitreo Concept by Ian Slattery and Moira McAulay

Samuel Johnson also received a commendation for Best Design Interpretation.

Concept by Samuel Johnson

From the official Press Release:

Students attended the awards ceremony last week, presenting their designs to an expert judging panel that included Pilkington parent, NSG Group, and Jaguar Landrover.

One of the judges, Mike Greenall, director of automotive R&D programmes at NSG Group said, “The increased pressure to produce economical, environmentally-friendly designs has led students to identify innovative glazing and innovative design that are set to shape the future of the automotive industry.”

(Source: RCA)

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