Design Essays

Design Essay: The two-tone selector of style

Design Essay: The two-tone selector of style

Not since the heady days of rude boy rule has two-tone black and white made such a comeback. The first showing was at the winter 2004 fashion catwalks, ...

15 November 2006
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Design Essay: French Micro Cars

Design Essay: French Micro Cars

With the release of the Smart in Europe several years back, the micro car market once again took on a new life, and several small companies throughout E...

08 November 2006
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Design Essay: Designing For Mash-ups

Design Essay: Designing For Mash-ups

MASH-UP: 1. A musical genre which consists of the combination of the music from one song with the acapella from another. Typically, the music and vocals...

27 September 2006
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Design Essay: The Ingredients of Supercar Design

Design Essay: The Ingredients of Supercar Design

Supercar is a strange term amongst the lexicon of car design - a combination of two words that will never reach the common vocabulary in the way that 's...

18 August 2006
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Design Essay: Cars and Fashion Design

Design Essay: Cars and Fashion Design

Pierre Cardin AMC Javelin. Click for larger images Paul Smith Mini Mini Concept Tokyo (2005) Courreges Zooop (2006) Cou...

11 July 2006
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Design Essay: Pseudomotive Design

Design Essay: Pseudomotive Design

It has been six years since Ford displayed the O21C by Marc Newson at the Milan Furniture Fair and brought awareness to the inter-relation between car a...

28 June 2006
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Design Services: Ficosa International

Design Services: Ficosa International

Based in Barcelona, the company developed the first exterior rear view mirror with integrated indicator light as well as numerous other innovative compo...

10 April 2006
Design Essay: Innovative Interior Trim

Design Essay: Innovative Interior Trim

The exploration into innovative interior accent trim has finally begun.

27 March 2006
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Design Essay: Interior Texture Trends - Europe vs USA

Design Essay: Interior Texture Trends - Europe vs USA

The texture on car interior components is something few of us consider much - as practising designers or car users. On injection molded parts grain was ...

07 December 2005
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Design Services: Motorcity Europe

Design Services: Motorcity Europe

And often compounding the pressures of this situation for OEM design studios are shorter lead times with reduced budgets. Car manufacturers' in-house d...

30 November 2005