Designed in Green 2013: Report

Designed in Green 2013: Report

A short report from the 1-day event held in Turin and focused on green car design, including a video of the Renault Twizy presentation by Luciano Bove (in Italian).


The “Design in Green 2013” one-day event took place in Turin on last 26 September, during the Smart Mobility World international event.

Luciano Bove, R&D Design Manager at Renault, presented the design history of the Twizy (see the video below – in Italian).

Renault Twizy Concept Render Renault Twizy render

Leonardo Fioravanti retraced the history of electric cars development, focusing on many projects he personally directed, suring the presentation: “Perché il moto alternato quando c’è quello rotatorio?” (“Why  (use) reciprocating motion when you can have rotational motion?”).

1994 Fioravanti Sensiva Concept - Cutaway drawing 2003 Fioravanti Concept Car - Design Sketch

Marco Capellini, CEO of Matrec, held a speech on sustainable materials for the automotive industry.

Matrec - Car interior trim made with Salmon skin Matrec - Car interior made with recycled banana tree wood

Another presentation was held by Roberto Olivi, Corporate Communications Manager at BMW Group Italy, who gave an overview of the design history of the new BMW i3.

BMW i3 Render BMW i3 Render

The “Diventare green car designer” (“Becoming a green car designer”) presentation, held by Luca Borgogno, Lead Design at Pininfarina coordinator of the Master in Transportation Design at IED – featured the design story of the EYE concept car, the IED Master thesis project Master created in collaboration with Tesla Motors and presented at the 2010 Geneva Show.

IED Tesla EYE Concept - Design Sketches Concept Cars by IED - Design Sketches

The event also featured two interactive workshops titled “Green Look, come il pensare “verde” cambierà, forse, la forma dell’automobile e i suoi modi d’uso” (“Green Look: how ‘thinking green’ will possibly change the automobile’s shape and usage”) and “Dal Green Car design al Green Transportation Design: sarà l’auto o il sistema dei trasporti a dovere essere pensato più verde?” (“From Green Car Design to Green Transportation Design: is the automobile or the transportation system that is supposed to be imagined greener?”).

Some pdf files of the presentations can be downloaded upon free registration from smartmobilityworld.it.

About Designed in Green

“Designed in Green” is an event organized by Milan-based Studio Comelli. The next edition will also feature a design competition for young designers.

(Source: Designed in Green)

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  1. zMick
    18/10/2013

    These lite micro minis are so lightweight they are almost dangerous.. they should be only limited to secondary roads.. I was eyeballing the new fiat 500 yesterday.. gosh its sooo small.. built for short people.. I am over 6’6.. and have always driven smallish cars, wind on the open road can push you right out of a line at freeway speeds.. large trucks passing you can do the same thing.. the micro minis.. should have a strong rollcage.. just in case.

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