Design Essays

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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Essay: Searching for China's C-Factor

Essay: Searching for China's C-Factor

The notion of national design identities being expressed in exterior car shapes and interior ambience and function is often an intangible one. But at th...

24 June 2009
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BMW DesignworksUSA: Creativity through Diversity

BMW DesignworksUSA: Creativity through Diversity

Here's a new big BMW - but this one's a boat. The Cruiser 55, result of a collaboration between BMW Group DesignworksUSA and Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH, is t...

20 May 2009
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Design Essay: Face-Off

Design Essay: Face-Off

Just as a facelift is a slight alteration to an individual's appearance, making them appear younger while preserving their facial character, the procedu...

15 April 2009
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Design Services: Majenta Academy

Design Services: Majenta Academy

Established in May 2007, the Majenta Academy has continued its drive this year to provide design graduates with the hands-on 3D computer-aided design sk...

03 April 2009
Chris Bangle: Hero of Modern Car Design

Chris Bangle: Hero of Modern Car Design

For 10 years Chris Bangle has been the car designer everyone loves to hate. Here was the man who gave us flame surfacing, who totally reshaped BMW form ...

27 February 2009
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