With his Millenio Concept, Marko Petrovic, who completed the Master in transportation design at Milan-based Domus Academy in 2010, proposes a vision for a new aesthetics in automotive design.
As he explains, while the technological aspects of cars are rapidly changing, the evolution of the visual design languages appears much slower.
Taking inspiration from the architecture field, where new projects often push the boundaries of possible, Marko envisions an approach based on the use of different shapes, optical illusions (with materials and colors) and complex forms, combined in a balanced and proportioned whole – almost a “mechanical” version of the human body.
With the Ferrari Millenio he applies these principles to an extreme electric sportscar equipped with two motors and featuring advanced materials such as Buckypaper, a thin sheet made from an aggregate of carbon nanotubes, which is 10 times lighter and over 500 times stronger than steel.
The design – partly influenced by Ferrari’s world park in Abu Dhabi – is characterized by a intricate interplay of different surfaces, textures and materials.
Both the front and the rear end are inspired by the lines of the Italian carmaker’s models, reinterpreted with a mix of different elements.
Among these are the front headlights, which have a complex look and seem to be floating, conveying the idea of a very elaborate assembly process which contributes to the exclusivity of the car.
About the Designer
Marko Petrovic is 27 years old designer from Serbia. He completed the Master in transportation design at Domus academy (Milan) in the year 2009/2010.
After graduation he did an internship at Milan-based Changed design studio and worked with several design studios in the field of industrial, transportation (yacht design), product and fashion design.
He is currently in the process of opening his own studio (“MarkDesign Studio”) in Serbia, to focus on trends and new design directions in the field of transportation, industrial and interior design.
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