All China Design articles – Page 10

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    Who's Where: Ken Ma joins Geely Automobile as Design Director


    Ken Ma (Ma Zheng Kun) has joined Geely Automobile as Design Director. His role will be to assist the work of Geely Group Senior Vice Design President, Peter Horbury, in enhancing the Geely brand's design capacity.

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    Ken Ma appointed VP Design at Chang'an


    Former Shanghai Automotive Technical Center (SATC) design director Ken Ma joined Changan Automobile Group as vice president of the firm's Engineering Research Center late last year. Ma's new role puts him in charge of the Group's global design department, reporting directly to Changan group chairman LiuPin Xu on all design ...

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    BMW DesignworksUSA to revamp Singapore Airlines


    BMW DesignworksUSA has been set the task of developing Singapore Airlines' new First Class seats and cabin interior.

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    Studio Tour: Yanfeng Johnson Controls


    We caught up with Johnson Control's Gordon Miller in China during the last few weeks in his role as Design Studio Manager at Shanghai Yanfeng Johnson Controls. As a designer who cut his teeth in the states, how had he adapted to his time in the Chinese arm of JCI?

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    Studio Focus: SAIC European Design Centre


    But is the use of synchronized modeling and videoconference design reviews really a substitute for being in the same studio? While Martin concedes "there's no substitute for being there and reading the body language," there's also the feeling that people feel a little more free to be honest - something ...

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    Studio Focus: SAIC European Design Centre


    SAIC European Design CentreBrands MG and RoeweEstablished 2010 (in current guise)Location Longbridge, UKStaff 35Studio leader Martin Uhlarik

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    Design Development: Changan Chana E301 concept


    If you're looking for evidence of increasing confidence and content in concept cars from Chinese carmakers, you'll find it in the Chana E301. One of the surprise hits of the 2009 Shanghai auto show, the boldly asymmetric concept was commissioned by Changan Automobile, a manufacturer that recently gained Chinese Central ...

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    Design Review: Yanfeng Visteon Q-e concept


    One of the interesting aspects of attending motor shows is seeking out the lesser known - but equally fascinating - concepts from the suppliers and consultants to the major manufacturers. A recent example of this was the Yanfeng Visteon Q-e concept shown at Auto China 2010 in Beijing last month. ...

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    Designer Interview: Zhang Fan, Design Director, GAC


    Zhang Fan, whose exterior design for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class was unveiled at the Shanghai International motor Show last year, has since left the German manufacturer and taken up the position of Design Director at Chinese carmaker, GAC.

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    Gert Hildebrand on his new challenge at Chinese startup, Qoros


    Qoros Auto, a new start-up luxury automaker which launched in China late last year, is poised to take on the established German firms in the increasingly competitive luxury segment. The company was formerly known as Chery Quantum Auto Co. Ltd (“CQAC”) and is a 50/50 joint venture between Chery Automobile ...

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    Who's Where: Brett Patterson and Rohan Saparamadu join Geely’s Shanghai studio


    Brett Patterson and Rohan Saparamadu have joined Geely as chief designers, based in Shanghai. They will both report to the company's design director Ken Ma.

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    Whos Where: Hakan Saracoglu appointed design director of Chery's Shanghai studio


    Hakan Saracoglu has been appointed director of Chery Motor's Shanghai design facility. He will work alongside director of corporate design James Hope who continues in his role overseeing Chery design.

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    Who's Where: Gert Hildebrand appointed Head of Design at Qoros Auto


    Gert Hildebrand, former General Manager of Mini Design, was appointed Head of Design at Qoros Auto in January this year. In his new role, Hildebrand is responsible for overseeing a regeneration of the existing design and styling processes at the joint venture company, a collaboration between Qoros and Israel Corporation, ...

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    Design Essay: Western designers heading East


    Taking a page from Korean carmaker Kia's strategy book, Chinese manufacturers are trying to challenge global peers by tapping foreign talent as design becomes increasingly important as the domestic market matures.

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    Fioravanti expands into China in partnership with Eastone


    Renowned Italian design house Fioravanti has formed a partnership with Shanghai-based design and engineering consultancy Eastone

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    Who's Where: Martin Uhlarik appointed SAIC UK Design Director


    SAIC Motor has announced the appointment of Martin Uhlarik as its new UK Design Director amidst plans to significantly expand its European Design Center at Longbridge, UK.

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    Interview: Tony Williams-Kenny, Design Director, SAIC Motor UK


    What's the biggest challenge for you now?"Quite honestly, it's the number of programs. We've got a lot of cars to do with not a massive team."

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    Design Review: MG5 concept


    The SAIC stand in Hall E1 of this year's Shanghai auto show was dominated by an impressive display by its sporty brand, MG. As many of you will know MG (or Morris Garages as SAIC quaintly reminds us) was once a British manufacturer and while now under Chinese ownership, there's ...

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    Interview: Daniel Darancou, Chief Designer for CH-Auto


    With China continuing to lead the world in terms of economy and - as a result - the car industry, we caught up with a man with perhaps more responsibility and experience than most in the region, CH-Auto's Chief Designer Daniel Darancou.

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    Guangzhou Motor Show 2011 - Trends and Overview


    The theme of the 9th Guangzhou International Motor Show 2011, held at the China Import and Export Fair, was 'Tech Future'. As the title suggests, the focus was on the most up-to-date science and technology within the automotive industry.