Trend Reports

Volvo's research proves car design invokes basic human emotions

Volvo's research proves car design invokes basic human emotions

Car design and human emotion are inexorably linked, according to new research from Volvo.

28 November 2013
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Design Essay: CDR Trend Insight - Premium/Economy

Design Essay: CDR Trend Insight - Premium/Economy

Brands are evolving their offer towards a premium and economy sub-brand pairing as the car market changes. Each brand is taking a different approach, bu...

21 October 2013
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Trendwatch: Dark Interiors

Trendwatch: Dark Interiors

This report was first published by our partners WSGN-homebuildlife on 23 July.

05 August 2013
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Trend Analysis: 2013 Techtextil Trade Fair

Trend Analysis: 2013 Techtextil Trade Fair

This report was first published by WSGN-homebuildlife on 24 June 2013.

08 July 2013
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CDR Trend Insight - Downsizing the ‘Allroad’ Aesthetic

CDR Trend Insight - Downsizing the ‘Allroad’ Aesthetic

The ‘Allroad' aesthetic is trickling down to the A-segment. The look is so-called because it was led by Audi's range of Allroad products, which raise th...

01 July 2013
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CDR Trend Insight - Blade Lamps

CDR Trend Insight - Blade Lamps

Previously we've reported on the headlamps of cars aping the human eye as a graphic device. With full LED clusters now feasible and appearing more commo...

29 May 2013
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CDR Insight Quarterly - Q1 2013

CDR Insight Quarterly - Q1 2013

Independent consultancy, Car Design Research's 'Insight Quarterly' looks at the latest trends in the automotive design world and beyond, four times each...

23 January 2013
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Trend Essay: Designing with leather - back to skin

Trend Essay: Designing with leather - back to skin

This report was first published by WSGN-homebuildlife on 9 January 2013.

21 January 2013
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Analysis: When brands go off-piste (and sometimes crash)

Analysis: When brands go off-piste (and sometimes crash)

Of late, there seems to be have been a major - and seemingly contagious - outbreak of car brands dabbling in non-car product design and collaborations. ...

05 November 2012
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Paris Motor Show 2012 - Trends and Overview

Paris Motor Show 2012 - Trends and Overview

The 2012 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile will not be remembered as a classic. When the Big Book of the Paris Motor Show is published, 2012 may be consigne...

31 October 2012
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