The application of this philosophy to the design process provides a higher level of creative freedom in using techniques for drawing the outlines of the vehicles.
"Audibleyes" received the special prize at the Desire Design Contest 2009 organized by Domus Academy & Audi. It combines Audi’s monolithic formal language with the theme of "The Eyes of Audi".
As Teodor Kyuchukov explains “cars remain invisible in the dark, and what is visible are the numerous moving couples of white and red dots, from a distance of 100 meters”.
"There is nothing wrong when an owner of a certain modern vehicle puts extra lighting inside or outside his car – actually this is his own attempt to identify and express his personality or mood. However, I do believe that it will become a significant problem which the automotive designer will have to manage with in very near future."
The exterior lighting concept, aimed to accentuate on the vehicle’s silhouette, uses two types of light – diffusive light for the car’s silhouette and direct flow of light for the car’s headlights. The sculptural design allowed for interesting play with light, shape and movement of colours from white to red.
About the Designer
Teodor Kyuchukov – "Dorteo" is a Ph.D. student at the University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev", Bulgaria, Department of Industrial Design and has participated in a number of national and international design competitions and conferences.
He has been working on the Automotive Lighting Sculpture experiment for more than 4 academic years.
In 2006 he develped the "A’KIMONO" project, awarded at the Desire Design Contest 2007, organized by Domus Academy and Style Bertone.
In 2008 Teodor presented the evolution of the project, named A’KIMONO LS2.0.
(Image Courtesy: Teodor Kyuchukov)