A car fanatic since birth (or at least as long as anybody can remember) Aidan has been a regular contributor to CDN since 2017. Aidan studied Transport Design at The University of Huddersfield before gaining a masters from the prestigious Pforzheim University. Latterly he combines his love of writing and passion for design with a career living and breathing all things motive in the vehicle fleet management industry.
Something of a purist at heart, Aidan is a staunch adherent of Dieter Rams’ famous mantra: ‘good design is as little design as possible’. Perhaps fittingly, he harbours a particular fondness for retro German metal, interspersed with a helping of the Italian greats: Pininfarina, Bertone and Giugiaro along with (whisper it) the odd Fiat Multipla.
He is a resident of Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, where he can be found traversing the peaks in his trusty BMW E46, or else deliberating over which pair of training shoes best matches his outfit.
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