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Design Essay: Simplicity versus Complexity

Design Essay: Simplicity versus Complexity

Today’s cars often seem cluttered compared to the clean designs of the past. Is there virtue in simplicity, or does complexity have its place?

29 January 2018
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Design Essay: The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Design Essay: The Sincerest Form of Flattery

We're always told not to copy... but is a certain amount acceptable, or even unavoidable?

09 January 2018
Are Beautiful Cars Really a Thing of the Past?

Are Beautiful Cars Really a Thing of the Past?

They just don’t make ’em like they used to! Or do they?

12 December 2017
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Asymmetry: Car Design’s Great Taboo

Asymmetry: Car Design’s Great Taboo

It seems to be an unwritten rule that cars must look the same on both sides... but why?

28 November 2017
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Trend Report: Autonomy and Cabin Versatility

Trend Report: Autonomy and Cabin Versatility

Autonomous vehicle concepts tend to centre around a versatile ‘room on wheels’... but how viable is it in reality?

21 November 2017
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Building a premium brand – the role of design

Building a premium brand – the role of design

Premium is all the rage these days, but it depends on conviction and confidence

09 November 2017
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Facelifts: Pig's Ear from a Velvet Purse?

Facelifts: Pig's Ear from a Velvet Purse?

Keeping a model looking desirable is a task filled with pitfalls... and the same is true with cars, too

12 October 2017
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Can We Ever Love a Three-Wheeled Car?

Can We Ever Love a Three-Wheeled Car?

Designing the lovable into the unlovable

04 October 2017
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Essay: Executive Extinction?

Essay: Executive Extinction?

Will a combination of model bloat and trendy SUVs kill off the once-aspirational mid-size luxury car?

26 September 2017
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Renault Symbioz Revives a Modernist Dream

Renault Symbioz Revives a Modernist Dream

Autonomous EV recalls an old architectural concept of integrated dwelling environments of home and transport

20 September 2017
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