The Aesthetics of Asymmetry – Stories Behind the Design of the Cube

by: Nissan 20 Oct 2009 | 2 views
Year: 2008 | Document Type: ARTICLE | File Format: pdf | Language: uk
The Aesthetics of Asymmetry
Nissan Design Newsletter Volume 4.


"Taking a break from a hectic day, I was drinking a cup of coffee in the company canteen and thinking: ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if I could create a basic car that has this same kind of relaxed atmosphere, with a design that wouldn’t fade, even over 20 years?’ It wouldn’t be just another classic European compact, but one born from distinctively Japanese ideas.

"I thought of the common Japanese situation of a car having to frequently back up on tight roads, and I got a flash: cut the rear window asymmetrically to expand the rear view and help drivers back out with confidence."

(Source: Nissan Press)

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