All China Design articles – Page 11

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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.

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    Dan Darancou appointed Chief Designer at CH-Auto


    Former GM design manager Dan Darancou has become Chief Designer at CH-Auto, a major Chinese car design studio that supports numerous domestic car manufacturers as well as international car companies looking to sell vehicles in the burgeoning automotive market.

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    Shanghai Motor Show 2007 Photo Gallery


    Go to the 2007 Shanghai Motor Show Photo Gallery

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    Essay: Searching for China's C-Factor


    Western-born Friedhelm Engler, design director of GM PATAC and the man behind the Buick Business Concept, also points out the importance of avoiding a ‘cut and paste' approach to visual design cues, preferring instead to be "more China-inspired". As a Westerner, he says, he finds the 5000 years of Chinese ...

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    Shanghai Motor Show 2006 Trends and Overview


    China's most important automotive event is the biennial auto show that alternates venue between Beijing and Shanghai. Held this year for the first time on its new, modern fairgrounds in Pudong, the 11th Shanghai Auto Show was surely the first China Auto Show to decisively establish the fact that the ...

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    Studio Focus: BMW DesignworksUSA Shanghai


    BMW DesignworksUSA Shanghai Brands Various clients, plus BMW Group (BMW, Mini, i and Rolls-Royce)Established April 2012 Location Huangpu District, Shanghai, ChinaStaff 8 Studio leader Gerhard Steinle

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    The Rise of Chinese Auto Designers


    As we witnessed at the 2011 Auto China in Shanghai, Chinese auto designers are emerging on the world stage and shaping future automobiles, not just in the domestic market but internationally. Through their joint efforts with established western automakers, the Chinese auto design industry is undoubtedly enjoying a new level ...

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    Design Review: Hyundai QarmaQ concept


    The QarmaQ concept was undoubtedly one the best showcars at Geneva this year, a testimony to how far Hyundai have come in design terms in recent years. It wasn't so long ago that Hyundai could be relied upon to produce some of the most overwrought concepts - remember the OLV ...

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    Design Development: MG Icon concept


    Vehicle type concept/coupe crossoverDesign Director Anthony Williams-KennyProject director Shao JingfengInterior/Color & trim manager Lu Ying3D/digital design manager Tang MingxingProject started July 2011Project completed March 2012Launch Beijing/April 2012Supplier Phiaro Inc. (concept build), Bridge of Weir (leather trim)

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    First Sight: Daimler-BYD electric car design renderings leak out


    Computer renderings of an electric car, being jointly developed by BYD Co., a Chinese battery and car producer that began making cars only less than a decade ago, and Daimler AG with more than a century of experience - were leaked for the second time this year. The car marks ...

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    BMW DesignworksUSA heads to China


    In light of its growth within China, BMW plans to open a DesignworksUSA studio in the country. Building on its studio portfolio of Los Angeles, Munich and Singapore, the Shanghai studio will be added to the repertoire in the second half of 2011.

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    Studio Tour: Shanghai Volkswagen


    On our recent tour of the automotive design industry of Shanghai, China, CDN paid a visit to the studio one of the most established foreign Joint Ventures (JVs) in China - Shanghai Volkswagen.

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    Essay: China Design Now - Part II


    Arriving in Beijing Capital International Airport, specifically the gargantuan Foster and Partners-designed Terminal 3, it's difficult to know what to expect. Of course airports are designed to make the transition of people from all four corners of the globe feel like they're in no-man's land; the real journey begins not ...

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    Nissan opens new design studio in Beijing


    Another piece of evidence of the Beijing studio's potential: an edgy crossover car the center's designers developed, inspired by a very popular Chinese street art form called jianzhi - a type of paper cutting. The nameless car - a pure design exercise at this point, according to Nakamura - is ...

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    Interior Motives China Conference Day Two


    Cathy Huang, president of CBI China Bridge, chaired the day's second session, which looked at how far vehicle designers' roles extend into other areas of the brand.

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    GM China opens Advanced Design Center in Shanghai


    General Motors China has opened a new advanced design studio as part of the establishment of its Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai.

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    Essay: China Design Now


    To spend a week in Shanghai and profess to have collated enough information and spoken to enough people to understand the intricacies of China's culture and politics to provide an overview of the country's car design industry here would be laughable for its ignorance.

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    Car Design Awards China 2014 Update: Internships up for grabs


    We're happy to announce the winners of the 2014 Car Design Awards China contest will be rewarded with an internship from Daimler, Geely, Qoros, Volkswagen, UD Trucks, Johnson Controls or JAC.

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    Who's Where: Pierre Leclercq is Great Wall's VP and design director


    Pierre Leclercq has been appointed vice president and head of design at Great Wall Motors. Splitting his time between the company's studio in Baoding, China, and a Shanghai-based satellite studio, he reports directly to chairman Wei Jianjun.

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    SAIC Roewe-MG Cup design competition winners announced


    The results of SAIC's Roewe-MG Cup design competition are in, with East China Normal University student Sun Jiajun taking top honors with his 850 Celebration concept.