Posts tagged "cars"
Concept You from Volvo Cars

Concept You from Volvo Cars

Volvo now takes the next bold step in the evolution of the company’s next luxury car. The Concept You, revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, blends contemporary Scandinavian design and exquisite craftsmanship, with intuitive smart pad technology. Touch controls, -screens, sensors etc. help keeping the interior uncluttered and aesthetically impeccable, and the driver totally...
Electric recharge terminals for electric vehicles

Electric recharge terminals for electric vehicles

The recharge terminals designed by eliumstudio are the very first concrete proposals made available to the market by Schneider Electric, to respond to the domestic and urban needs of electric vehicles. Unveiled at Biennale de St Etienne 2010 and at the Peugeot, Citroën and Renault stands during the latest Paris Motor Show (which resembled incidentally...
Freedom = New Proportions: The Decadence Project

Freedom = New Proportions: The Decadence Project

Each designer of DCI (Design Club International) teamed up with two young Shonan modelers to create a 1/4 scale model for an educational project sponsored by the Japanese government to educate DCI’s new modelers. As Alexandre Cornaert, a car designer with DCI explains, “For the modelers to practice and refine their skills, they needed a design to...
COME CLOSER - life inside the car

COME CLOSER – life inside the car

The latest exhibition by artist Jårg Geismar, COME CLOSER – life inside the car, concentrates on the inside, not outside, of cars. Le Corbusier, Edward Kienholz and Andy Warhol all worked with the body of cars in exhibition spaces but as Geismar explains, “The focus of cars is usually on the exterior as it’s easier...

Launch of Saab 9X BioHybrid Concept

Saab just launched the 9X BioHybrid concept car at the Geneva Motor Show the other day. Regular readers of David Report are probably aware of my somewhat anxious thoughts on how the Saab design crew would be able to develop the Saab heritage into relevant design for the future (read here and here). One of...

The Tata Motors People’s Car – Tata Nano

A few days ago Tata motors presented Tata Nano, the worlds cheapest car, also called “People’s car” or “One lakh” (which stands for 100 000 rupees). It’s like a revival of the ideas behind the Volkswagen (yeep, that’s means people’s car in German) was launched back in the 40’s in Germany. An inexpensive car for...
What is an environmental friendly car?

What is an environmental friendly car?

The car industry is preparing for the big “environmental friendly” fight at this years car show in Frankfurt. The one thousand exhibitors expect almost a million visitors to the stands. It’s good that the car industry finally would like to be environmental friendly (because of the ongoing ecological trend I suppose…). Their efforts are in...

The relaunch of Fiat 500, what happened?

The Fiat 500 is back in a new shape. The car industry seems to like relaunches of beloved and classic models. This time it is the iconic Fiat 500 that has been on the operation table of the car designers. I’m not sure I like what I see. Just compare the new one to the...

Ferrari 250 GTO

I couldn’t resist to post this video with 3 minutes of pure automobile beauty, the Ferrari 250 GTO. The closest I ever got to riding one was as a Corgi Toys model when I was a kid… But what happened with the Ferrari brand? The aura of cool disappeared with the growing numbers of yuppies...

Saab searching for an identity

Saab is desperately searching for an identity inside the GM community. A while ago a wrote a post where a suggested that Saab should try to grab the design category, which according to me is a highly interesting and relevant category, and actually vacant at the moment. The video above is the Saab 2007 brand...