Baking Up a New Look, in Layers

by: Phil Patton 23 Oct 2014 | 38 views
Year: 2014 | Document Type: Article | File Format: html | Language: uk
Baking Up a New Look, in Layers
The New York Times, 17 October 2014.


The BMW i8 may be the most futuristic looking car on the road. But elements of its sliced-and-angled appearance, which might be called the layered look, are starting to show up on other vehicles and hint at an emerging trend in auto design.

Layering is key to the “stream flow” design language of BMW’s “i” subbrand for electrified cars, its designer, Richard Kim, said in 2011 when he came to New York with prototypes of what would become the i3 and i8.

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