The collective concept car design exhibition titled "From Dream to Reality" took place from 18 to 23 April 2009 at the Kamal Aldin Behzad Gallery in Teheran, Iran.
The purpose of the event was to present the works and showcase the abilities of young Iranians graduated in Industrial and Transportation Design.
As Farzad Barkhordary, one of the organizers of the event, explains: "Given the great distance existing between Iran, the auto industry and the graduates in Car Design and Industrial Design, one main target of the exhibition is to create a more logical relationship between university and industry."
The goal is to repeat the event every year, in order to showcase the developments in Iranian auto industry and design to automotive professionals and enthusiasts.
Participant designers included: Iman Maghsoudi, Farzad Barkhordary, Alireza Mohammdzade, Keyvan Naderi, Mohsen Jafari malek, Hossein Soleymani, Yaser Rashid Shomali, Mohammad Reza Shojaee, Hosein Amini-Yekta, Majid Razmi, Hamed Amini, Ali Reza Sahragard, Peyman Mardani, Amin Dahre Sobh, Mostafa Bonakdar, Kaveh Naser Bakht, Hesamaldin Jeddy, Mahdy Sadeghi Rad.
Among the works on display were free sketches, renderings and individual collections of university projects and other works.
In addition to this, three groups of designers organized in teams, each presenting a different project. Below we report the three projects and an extensive selection from the works on display, divided by author.
See also the related image gallery with over 100 pictures.
Local-Motos SUV Concept
Team members: Iman Maghsoudi, Farzad Barkhordary, Mohammad Reza Shojaee.
The first team worked on a mid-engine super car, capable of carrying sports gear – such as Jet-Ski and mountain bikes – through passages in rough routes. The design aims sport-oriented usage in Europe and U.S markets, for Local-Motors Company (LM brand).
|Local-car wasMotors SUV Concept||Volvo Luxury Concept|
Volvo Luxury Concept
Team members: Alireza Sahragard, Amin Dahre Sob, Yaser Rashi Shomali, Peyman Mardani.
The second team worked on the Volvo brand to design a luxury car.
Team members: Keyvan Nader, Mohsen Ja’afari Malek, Kave Naser Bakht, Yaser Rashid Shomali.
The third team faces problems such as traffic and pollution, and looked for new solutions. Initially focused on mini vehicels, the research resulted in three different projects, developed for Audi, Skoda and Renault.
Audi D7 Concept
|Audi D7 by by Kave Naser Bakht|
D7 is a super sports concept car with an electric engine in front. Among the features areare the charging crack on the nose and light belts around the car which integrate the headlights and taillights while forming the shape typical of Audi’s head lamps and grilles, thus making the car easily recognizable at night.
Renault Degan Concept
|Renault Degan by Yaser Rashid Shomali|
Mohsen Jafari Malek designed a multi-functional and convertible mini car based from Skoda products and brand design language.
|Skoda Concept by Mohsen Jafari Malek|
The exhibition also included many sketches and renderings created by Iranian young designers. Below we report a selection:
|iBite Concept – a micro-recreational design for beach usage, winner of the Hawaii Motors Competition|
|Digital renderings for the Local-Motors brand entity|
|Renault R1 Electric Super Sport Car Concept by Iman Maghsoudi|
Hossein Amini Yekta
|Jaguar CXJ Luxury Retro Design Car by Hossein Amini Yekta|
|Concept for Mercedes-Benz Retro Design Car|
|Ford iBuddy Multi-Function Concept|
|The Miura-inspired Aggressive Hunter by Majid Razmi|
Mahdi Sadeghi Rad
|Concept Solar Hybrid BMW by Mostafa Bonakdar||Alfa Concept by Alireza Sahragard||BMW 4 Series by Mohammadreza Shojaie|
For more information about the exhibition and in order to contact the organizers, visit www.barkhordary.com.
(Image Courtesy: barkhordary.com)