Art Center 2012: BMW X Life Concept

Art Center 2012: BMW X Life Concept

The BMW X Life Concept by Yasuhiro Sato is a project that explores shapes inspired by the different stages of life fusing design, architecture and sculpture.


“Motion and life has a different meaning for everybody,” says Sato. “This BMW sculpture represents what life means to me.”

BMW X Life Concept

The concept consists of three elements, each representing the different stages of life: the mobile spheres represent the organic and flexible nature of humans when they are born; the middle section, made out of sheet aluminum, depicts the body becoming stiffer and sheer with age; and the facet section in the end shows it ultimately breaking apart.

BMW X Life Concept

BMW X Life Concept BMW X Life Concept

“The strings that connect the three stages demonstrate how we are constantly pulling ourselves back together,” says Sato. “This cycle of life means motion to me.”

Sato developed the entire concept by way of sketch models, instead of actual sketches, studying different design processes from product design and architecture along the way.

Check the other projects presented at the Art Center Degree Show 2012.

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