Design Essays

Miko's high performance material with an ecological edge

Miko's high performance material with an ecological edge

Italian company Miko specializes in the development and production of Dinamica, a high quality ecological microfiber that can be used for anything from ...

23 February 2010
Essay: Tandem 1+1 Cars

Essay: Tandem 1+1 Cars

It seems that smaller cars will form an increasingly important part of our future transportation scene and most car makers are looking at what kind of n...

18 February 2010
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Creapole graduates on course to become influential designers

Creapole graduates on course to become influential designers

Since its establishment in 1981, the creative design school Creapole ESDI has enjoyed the rich atmosphere of its unique location, set in the cultural an...

15 February 2010
Turin's Automotive Design Studios

Turin's Automotive Design Studios

Turin - the capital of car design. A bit of a cliché maybe, but few areas in the world retain such a concentration of design facilities. Detroit of cour...

02 February 2010
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Design Sevices: MCE Design Workshops

Design Sevices: MCE Design Workshops

Independent design studio Motorcity Europe (MCE) is launching another series of two- and five-day design workshops aimed at broadening the skills, exper...

17 January 2010
Design Services: Artware Concept and Dassault Systèmes

Design Services: Artware Concept and Dassault Systèmes

Concept cars are the creative work and the car manufacturers' future vision as expressed by their in-house design studios, but the physical sculpture, t...

28 October 2009
Essay: Confederate Motors

Essay: Confederate Motors

Car design is one of the most sophisticated crafts of the industrial age. The development of theme, refinement of form and the integration with many oth...

23 September 2009
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Essay: Open Source Car Design

Essay: Open Source Car Design

The concept of open source design has, until recently, existed almost entirely in the world of software and IT, with the best-known examples arguably Li...

02 September 2009
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Essay: Looking Back in Wonder

Essay: Looking Back in Wonder

We live in a world of wondrous high technology, the globe has never been more connected and access to technology never easier. For the majority of consu...

31 July 2009
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Essay: Fluid Surfacing

Essay: Fluid Surfacing

The ‘T-1000 Terminator' fictional android assassin in the 1991 film ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day' introduced one of the most iconic aesthetics to the ‘ba...

13 July 2009
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