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Ten hypotheses on automobile design
by Thomas Wagner | 9/11/2011
persuasive ideas to dare to do something surprising. Likewise automobile design needs more liberties and greater self-confidence. All graphics: Dimitrios Tsatsas, Stylepark


IAA – 64th International Motor Show
From September 15-25, 2011
Frankfurt Trade Fair Grounds
www.iaa.de

persuasive ideas to dare to do something surprising. Likewise automobile design needs more liberties and greater self-confidence. All graphics: Dimitrios Tsatsas, Stylepark
persuasive ideas to dare to do something surprising. Likewise automobile design needs more liberties and greater self-confidence. All graphics: Dimitrios Tsatsas, Stylepark
ity and resource use seems increasingly remote. The results are as obvious as they are successful: A "Mini" gets a kind of baseball cap, back to front of course, and the designers think this is leading edge stuff.
ity and resource use seems increasingly remote. The results are as obvious as they are successful: A "Mini" gets a kind of baseball cap, back to front of course, and the designers think this is leading edge stuff.
veloping new mobility concepts across the systems.
veloping new mobility concepts across the systems.
however that both notions are based on ancient patterns of vehicles and mobility.
however that both notions are based on ancient patterns of vehicles and mobility.
is not always convincing), all the models have been growing larger as the years go by. The result: they are too large, too heavy, and too immobile. So it's time to let the superfluous air out of the car bodies again - deflate.
is not always convincing), all the models have been growing larger as the years go by. The result: they are too large, too heavy, and too immobile. So it's time to let the superfluous air out of the car bodies again - deflate.
tes a major risk for the entire industry (for all the boom in Asia), today what counts first and foremost is the "package".
tes a major risk for the entire industry (for all the boom in Asia), today what counts first and foremost is the "package".
ent in a wind tunnel. Designers should liberate themselves from the mania of technological efficiency. Only then will they rediscover the eroticism of form.
ent in a wind tunnel. Designers should liberate themselves from the mania of technological efficiency. Only then will they rediscover the eroticism of form.
adigm shift has not yet trickled down to auto design, it would seem, where the designers simply dip into their modules box and combine bits that do not really go together. Meaning that design continues to be shaped by hybrid forms and eclectic concepts.
adigm shift has not yet trickled down to auto design, it would seem, where the designers simply dip into their modules box and combine bits that do not really go together. Meaning that design continues to be shaped by hybrid forms and eclectic concepts.
ective mobility.
ective mobility.
at auto designers found answers to these sorts of questions.
at auto designers found answers to these sorts of questions.