Design and Styling
Designers and artistes opine on the looks of the new BMWs New ideas are not always embraced. This holds true for automotive design. Two of the most controversial automobiles BMW has ever produced, at least in terms of their styling, are the 7 Series sedan and the Z4 roadster. As a way of understanding the […]
Jay Shuster was born in Pontiac, Michigan. He attained a four year Industrial Design degree from CCS (College for Creative Studies) in 1993. Today, Jay is a concept artist at Pixar. It is a bit of a full circle to reconnect with Jay Shuster. He worked at Alias Research briefly, his life had a lot […]
From "A Century of Automotive Style: 100 Years of American Car Design" by Michael Lamm and Dave Holls, 1996.
Gino Finizio incontra Roberto Giolito di Advanced Design Fiat Auto, luogo magico nel quale si respira aria di rinnovamento, di ricerca e di progetto. Quali i veicoli del futuro? Quali le sinergie tra uomo e cittÃ ? Quali le nuove energie progettuali? Gino Finizio meets Roberto Giolito, designer at Advanced Design Fiat Auto, a magical place […]
Giorgetto Giugiaro was born on 1938 in Garessio (Cuneo), north west Italy. His father was a painter and his grandfather was a church painter. After moving to Turin, he switched between art, and technical design. At 17, he started working at the Fiat styling center. […]
Does a new design studio mark a change in direction for Seat? In the lobby of the new Seat Design Centre is a quote from the CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs. It says: ‘Walk the talk. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.’ It’s a great quote from a maverick business genius and the kind of inspirational bon […]
A comprehensive review of design options for future personal mobility.
The presentation reviews likely directions in automobile design. "Iâ€™m going to talk about automobiles in year 2010 and beyond. Probably the only thing for sure about discussing the future is that regardless of what might seem apparent from our perspective in 1997, it probably will not turn out exactly as we envision it. "This fellowâ€™s […]
Not many people have produced a car design that shook the world, but Dutchman Adrian Van Hooydonk did with his 2001 7 Series. At the time, he was director of BMW’s California car studio and product design consultancy, Designworks. In 2004, aged just 40 years, he was given responsibility for the design of the whole […]
Toyota car designer Nick Hogios tells why car design is a balance of art and technology.
Henrik Fisker talks about Aston Martin, Ford, and general Automotive Design.
Chris Bangle, director of design for the BMW group, is probably the most controversial car designer currently working in the industry. The first American to head up BMW’s design team, he angered many car enthusiasts – and, in particular, Beemer devotees – when BMW introduced revolutionary new designs for its previously conservative cars. Indeed, such […]
The General’s Tailor: Chuck Jordan, who in 1986 became only the fourth chief designer in GM’s history, offers his candid views on what makes a great auto design. When Charles M. "Chuck" Jordan took over as vice president, GM Design, he became only the fourth man in 78 years to shoulder the awesome responsibility of […]
It’s no harder than being a fighter pilot Designers are the big-contract free agents in the automobile business, moving from one manufacturer to the next when the control offered is a little greater or the deal a little sweeter. Maybe that’s as it should be. Conventional wisdom says good design, or what we once called […]
What is your passion? What motivates you? Under which circumstance do you develop the most and perform the best? Where do you want to be in five years? I been asking myself these questions for the last couple of years. I do this because I have a strong urge to develop my skills as a […]
Concept wizard Dilip Chhabria is launching a new design school, for an auto market seeing big investment from GM, Nissan, Honda, and Fiat. For years, India’s best recognized auto designer, Dilip Chhabria, was happy doing what he liked most, jazzing up and customizing cars and buses for rich Indians. He once redesigned a five-seat Maruti […]
The main language spoken at the Shanghai auto show is Chinese, but the vocabulary of the designs is polyglot: Italian flourishes, high Japanese roofs, German solidity, American assertiveness. What is missing? Almost anything that could indicate the emergence of a distinctly Chinese school of automotive design.
London-based architect-turned-vehicle designer Uros Pavasovic has traditionalists scratching their heads. When the covers came off the Fiat Scratch last month at the 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the staff panicked. They noticed a number of visible scrapes all around the vehicle’s surface. Had the car been damaged during transportation? Was there enough time […]