Design Essays

Designing the car of the future

Designing the car of the future

Design is still far from having lost its ability to surprise us. In mature markets, far more than owning a vehicle suited for everyday uses in line with...

20 May 2011
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Chris Bangle: Soliloquy in Four Part Harmony

Chris Bangle: Soliloquy in Four Part Harmony

Not too many people know this, but I have finally written my definitive book on car design. Naturally it is a work of fiction (no use trying to explain ...

25 March 2011
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Jaguar E-Type Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Jaguar E-Type Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Jaguar E-Type turned 50 this year and the marque is honoring its most iconic production car with a host of events around the world.

21 March 2011
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Studio Focus: Inside Mercedes’ global design operations

Studio Focus: Inside Mercedes’ global design operations

Many carmakers have more than one design studio. Some have as many as three - traditionally in Europe, US and Asia to tap into those key markets - but o...

15 December 2010
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Chevrolet Volt App: taking car ownership into the digital age

Chevrolet Volt App: taking car ownership into the digital age

When the Chevrolet Volt began to roll off the Hammtrack production line at the end of last month, it became - together with the Nissan Leaf - the new po...

13 December 2010
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Alfa Romeo: 100 years of design

Alfa Romeo: 100 years of design

That the company has made extensive use of the expertise of the carrozzeria in nearby Turin may go some way towards explaining the allure. Bertone, Ital...

29 October 2010
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Revival of the Minivan

Revival of the Minivan

A couple of years ago I met a young designer at Chrysler's studios in Auburn Hills, Michigan. He had grown up in a minivan, he told me, and he felt the ...

20 October 2010
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Italdesign-Giugiaro collaborates with Dassault Systèmes to ensure design leadership in the next decade

Italdesign-Giugiaro collaborates with Dassault Systèmes to ensure design leadership in the next decade

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27 September 2010
General Motors' 2030 Vision

General Motors' 2030 Vision

General Motors' impact upon the last century of automobility is rarely understated, but one crucial element in the company's success that is often ignor...

14 September 2010
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Chris Bangle: The future of auto design; the purpose of life

Chris Bangle: The future of auto design; the purpose of life

As part of the recent graduation exhibition at Umea Institute of Design, Chris Bangle was invited to give the keynote address. Given that the theme for ...

06 July 2010
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