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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
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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
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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
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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
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Animated appliances: technology trend

Animated appliances: technology trend

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

23 July 2014
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Chris Bangle, Peter Stevens and Tom Matano speak out about Google's driverless car

Chris Bangle, Peter Stevens and Tom Matano speak out about Google's driverless car

Google's driverless car technology took a major step on 27 May. The tech firm unveiled its self-designed autonomous car prototype, which will supplement...

04 June 2014
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Color & trim focus: Six of Poltrona Frau’s auto collaborations

Color & trim focus: Six of Poltrona Frau’s auto collaborations

Collaborations between the car industry and the world of product design are fraught with difficulties, are usually fleeting and all too often end in (ma...

22 May 2014
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Gilles Vidal: innovative materials key to Peugeot's future

Gilles Vidal: innovative materials key to Peugeot's future

Future Peugeots will be defined by their use of materials in a bid to shift the brand upmarket, according to design director Gilles Vidal. Raw, unproces...

15 May 2014
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Design Essay: Are smart roads just around the corner?

Design Essay: Are smart roads just around the corner?

In order to remain relevant, the car must constantly evolve. But while almost all attention focuses on four wheels, the roads that facilitate an automob...

07 May 2014
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Is Car Culture in Los Angeles really dead?

Is Car Culture in Los Angeles really dead?

For the last decade or so, it has been fashionable - even obligatory - in journalistic circles to proclaim the death of car culture in Los Angeles. Crit...

10 April 2014
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