For his Viseo concept Marc Kirsch was inspired by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava‘s work. As he explains, "the target was to create a visionary concept car, shaped and based on the calatravian motto of “dynamic balance”. I was very much inspired by his main conceptional and visual influence."
"The popular shapes used by Calatrava were to be recognized in the design of the automobile and should be easily connected to his work."
|Above: exploratory sketches and inspirations|
|Above: Santiago Calatrava’s Ciutat de les arts i les ciències (Valencia, Spain) – Source: Wikipedia|
Among the features of the electric-powered futuristic concept car are the three-seats layout, a large glass surface area completely covered in a flexible OLED film and a detachable rear luggage compartment that can be easily turned into a trolley.
First displayed at the Braunschweig University of Art Show 2007, the Viseo Concept was developed in collaboration with Volkswagen Design in Wolfsburg, Germany.
CAD modeling and Clay modeling process – Exclusive image gallery
|Above: Screenshots of the 3D model in Alias – below: the clay modeling process|
About the Designer
Marc Kirsch was born in Pforzheim on 31 August 1976.
He graduated in Industrial Design (specialized in Automotive design) in 2006-2007 from HBK-Braunschweig, University of Arts.
He has worked as a car and concept designer at the Institute for Transportation Design (HBK-Braunschweig, University of Arts).
Among his professional experiences are internships at Volkswagen (VW Design, Wolfsburg and VW’s Design Center, Potsdam – 2005-2006).
As a freelance designer he created all the renderings, sketches and a
tape for VW’s TV commercial "A life
in a day" – 30 years of VW Golf (England, January 2004).