Insights

Design Essay: Prospect and Refuge - a design principle for a new age of automotive design?

Design Essay: Prospect and Refuge - a design principle for a new age of automotive design?

In 1975, English geographer, Jay Appleton, published a book called the Experience of Landscape. Within its pages he advanced an aesthetic theory, origin...

05 December 2014
Subsriber
Design Essay: Sustainable Utopias - Materials Innovations

Design Essay: Sustainable Utopias - Materials Innovations

This report was first published by our partners, WGSN-homebuildlife, on 2 December.

04 December 2014
Subsriber
What is character in car design, and how might this change in the future?

What is character in car design, and how might this change in the future?

The fifth annual Autodesigno Cars of Character discussion panel took place on 21 October at Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles. The panel featured d...

31 October 2014
Subsriber
Dutch designers explore how new tech may change our relationship with cars

Dutch designers explore how new tech may change our relationship with cars

Volvo has commissioned Dutch designers Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe to create their vision of how new technologies may change our relationshi...

24 October 2014
Subsriber
MIT develops self-transforming materials that behave 'like robots without robots'

MIT develops self-transforming materials that behave 'like robots without robots'

A cross-disciplinary research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a suite of programmable materials, including carbon f...

15 October 2014
Subsriber
Why Chinese design is gaining visibility on the global stage

Why Chinese design is gaining visibility on the global stage

This report was first published by our partners, WGSN-homebuildlife, on 31 July.

27 August 2014
Subsriber
Building the brand identity of Brazil's home-grown off-roader

Building the brand identity of Brazil's home-grown off-roader

Ford's South American design studio in Camaçari, Brazil, has already completed two 'One Ford' global projects, the EcoSport crossover, and the Ka compac...

18 August 2014
Subsriber
30 years of Seat Ibiza, yet the design compromises sound familiar

30 years of Seat Ibiza, yet the design compromises sound familiar

Over four model generations and thirty years, the Seat Ibiza's design has been overseen by some influential people; Giorgetto Giugiaro, Walter de Silva ...

01 August 2014
Subsriber
How South America designed the Ford Ka

How South America designed the Ford Ka

The Ka Concept was shown at the São Paulo auto show in Brazil in November 2013, and was revealed in production form last week. It marks the first time t...

31 July 2014
Subsriber
Animated appliances: technology trend

Animated appliances: technology trend

This report was first published by our partners, WGSN-homebuildlife, on 2 June.

23 July 2014
Subsriber