Automotive Design

April Fools 2008
1 Apr 2008

April Fools 2008

The most extravagant press releases of the 1st of April: the Nintendo wii-controlled Kia concept, the twin-engine powered Smart fortwo, Bmw's Canine Repellent Alloy Protection and the electro reflective finish by Seat.
Gorden Wagener is new Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz
28 Mar 2008

Gorden Wagener is new Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz

Gorden Wagener will be the new Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz, starting from mid-2008. Succeding Peter Pfeiffer, Wagener is currently Head of the Strategic Advanced Design department d and Drector of the design studios in California and Japan.
Peter Pfeiffer retires
27 Mar 2008

Peter Pfeiffer retires

Mercedes-Benz has announced that Design Director Professor Peter Pfeiffer will retire in 2008 at the age of 65 after 40 years of service. Pfeiffer is considered the spiritual father of the new Mercedes design idiom.
GM Accessories Design Studio

GM Accessories Design Studio

Larry Sully, GM Global Accessories Design Manager, speaks about the activities of GM’s Accessories Design Studio and gives a peek at the Chevy Camaro.

Prototype camouflaging at Opel/Vauxhall
24 Mar 2008

Prototype camouflaging at Opel/Vauxhall

An official article released by Opel/Vauxhall about the camouflage techniques used to hide the exterior design of new models under testing - in this case the upcoming Insignia - from unwanted spy shots by prototype hunters.
Honda Accord Tourer wins Red Hot Design Award
22 Mar 2008

Honda Accord Tourer wins Red Hot Design Award

The new Honda Accord Tourer for Europe has won the 51st international 'red dot' design award in the Transportation category. The ceremony will take place on June 23 in Essen, Germany.
Book: How to Draw and Paint Cars
20 Mar 2008

Book: How to Draw and Paint Cars

Veloce Publishing Limited has announced the release of 'How to Draw and Paint Cars', a guide that explains the fundamental skills of drawing and painting cars using traditional media. The author is graphic designer and illustrator Tony Gardiner.
Chrysler closes Pacifica Advanced Design Studios
11 Mar 2008

Chrysler closes Pacifica Advanced Design Studios

Chrysler LLC has announced that it will close its Pacifica Advanced Design Studios in Carlsbad, California. The closing is part of a companywide consolidation and will affect about 20 empoyees.
New Renault Megane: updates
10 Mar 2008

New Renault Megane: updates

Renault design director Patrick Le Quement has announced that the Megane range will be renewed by the end of 2009 and will feature a more conventional rear end design and a coupe version based on the concept presented in Geneva.
Infiniti at Geneva 2008

Infiniti at Geneva 2008

Offical presentation of the Infiniti’s model line-up for the European market, released for the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.

Mercedes-Benz bionic car at the MoMA
1 Mar 2008

Mercedes-Benz bionic car at the MoMA

The concept models of the 2005 Mercedes-Benz bionic car are appearing as part of the "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which showcases innovations in the fields of design and...
3D Modelling Symposium Berlin 2008
25 Feb 2008

3D Modelling Symposium Berlin 2008

On 7-8-9 April 2008 the Universität der Künste Berlin (University of Arts Berlin) will be holding the first 3D Modelling Symposium for architects, industrial designers and engineers. The event will include Master Classes on 3D modelling...
JJAD Project 001 preview
24 Feb 2008

JJAD Project 001 preview

PistonHeads has revealed the first information about a work-in-progress project by ex-McLaren designer Jim Dowle. The sportscar will have a total weight under 900kg, thanks to the use of aluminum and carbon fiber. A working prototype could be...
Pforzheim Winter Show 2008
23 Feb 2008

Pforzheim Winter Show 2008

ConceptSalad has published an extensive gallery of photos from the Pforzheim University transportation design winter show that took place on last 7-8 February 2008 in Pforzheim.
Bugatti Project Lydia
18 Feb 2008

Bugatti Project Lydia

According to recent reports Bugatti has abandoned the so-called "Project Lydia", a high-performace version of the Veyron model. A four-door coupé could be evaluated in the future.
Kolb at Euromold 2007

Kolb at Euromold 2007

A presentation of Kolb Group’s new products, including the StudioLine 2008 clay milling machine, StudioTrak scanning system and TecClay modeling.

Mazda wins Grand Prix du Design
9 Feb 2008

Mazda wins Grand Prix du Design

Mazda has won the Grand Prix du Design at the 23rd Festival Automobile International in Paris. The award honours the creativity of the brand's design team, which led to the concept cars inspired by the Nagare design language.
Bentley design director Dirk van Braeckel awarded
6 Feb 2008

Bentley design director Dirk van Braeckel awarded

Dirk van Braeckel, director of design at Bentley Motors, has been awarded the European Automotive Design Award by Designers (Europe). Previous winners include Giorgetto Giugiaro and Sergio Pininfarina.

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