All Designers articles – Page 10

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    Interview

    Designer Interview: Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, SEAT

    2019-09-23T13:07:00Z

    Car Design News hears from SEAT design director Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, on his design inspirations, his personal connection to the SEAT brand, and what the future may hold for the automobile…
    (from Car Design Review 6)

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    Syd Mead announces retirement

    2019-09-19T10:59:00Z

    Syd Mead, former Car Design News lifetime achievement award winner, has officially retired from professional design, according to an announcement on social media

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    In Memoriam: Luigi Colani (1929-2019)

    2019-09-17T17:17:00Z

    CDN takes a visual look back at the life and career the mercurial and deliciously controversial German designer Luigi Colani, following news of his death at the age of 91

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    Interview

    Designer Interview: Gerry McGovern, Land Rover

    2019-09-16T13:56:00Z

    Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern talks us through Land Rover’s design, brand, philosophy and heritage (featured in Car Design Review 6)

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    BMW restructures design teams (again), Mini to keep a friendly face

    2019-09-13T11:36:00Z

    BMW Design has announced a major reorganisation of the way the brands and functions hang together. Under the new structure Domagoj Dukec leads BMW Design including the i M sub brands

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    Interview

    Designer interview: T Jon Mayer, Volvo

    2019-09-12T09:33:00Z

    T Jon Mayer talks us through his role as senior director of design at Volvo Cars USA, as well as the company philosophy, his own design tastes, and future mobility

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    Who’s Where: Harry Sze becomes GM’s China Advanced Studio director

    2019-09-11T15:10:00Z

    Outgoing BMW Designworks Shanghai studio director moves across town to join GM

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    News

    Who’s Where: Filippo Perini takes charge of Genesis’s European design studio

    2019-09-09T14:16:00Z

    Genesis has announced that Filippo Perini will join the company to become the chief designer of their Advanced Design studio in Germany. He will begin his new role on 16th September, after leaving his current post as head of design and innovation at the legendary Italdesign.

  • CDN Ralph Gilles FCA Maserati
    Interview

    Exclusive: Ralph Gilles talks Maserati, UX and beyond

    2019-09-09T12:26:00Z

    On a sunny day in California, Car Design News got an exclusive update from FCA’s global president of product design, Ralph Gilles, on Maserati interior materials, UI and UX design, the positive side of shared components, and what the future might hold for this historic Italian sports car brand

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    Kia appoints Karim Habib to devise new design direction

    2019-09-08T14:21:00Z

    Karim Habib, whose departure from Infiniti was recently announced, has been appointed as senior vice president and head of Kia Design Center, effective from October 2019. He is tasked with devising and developing the future design direction for Kia vehicles, as well as overseeing the design – exterior, interior, and colour and materials – of new models already in the pipeline, and will be based in the Kia studio in Namyang, South Korea, within the Hyundai Motor Group’s new, state-of-the-art, global design centre.

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    Renault opens new Bucharest design facility

    2019-09-06T17:05:00Z

    Back In June, Renault opened a new design centre in Bucharest with engineering and design teams now co-located. The Dacia brand, from which we have seen iconic models like the Dacia Duster and Sandero, certainly deserves the investment Renault is showing with this new facility 

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    Interview

    Designer interview: Ikuo Maeda, Mazda

    2019-09-06T09:49:00Z

    Mazda’a head of global design, Ikuo Maeda, has inspired the relatively small design department at this Japanese car manufacturer to create some of the most stunning concept cars of the last three years. The Vision Coupé concept of 2017 still stands out as a bold, creative statement of intent. The launch of the Mazda 3 in Los Angeles last year (2018) was the first use of the incredible surfacing on its production line-up, and shows that Maeda-san is evolving the design language with immense care. 

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    Article

    First Sight: BAC Mono R

    2019-09-06T08:30:00Z

    Design director Ian Briggs introduces Car Design News to the updated ‘R’ version of the unique BAC Mono. BAC’s team of designers gave Mono a full aesthetic evolution for the first time – although not without a fresh wave of mechanical updates as this limited run of 30 cars bridges a gap between the Mono we know and a next-gen car that we’ll see in the near future.

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    Interview

    Ken Okuyama on the Aiways U7 Ion

    2019-09-03T16:54:00Z

    Working with the Aiways internal teams from his studio in Japan, Ken Okuyama has been working with the Chinese EV brand Aiways on the design of the company’s Shanghai show stand, a line of lifestyle products, and their newest concept car, the U7 Ion. He says that in the future, his design influence will likely extend to branding, stores, and even the website. After seeing the investment the company has made in their fully-automated production facility, he was convinced that Aiways had a big future, and he wanted to be part of it. In late 2018, he was named Chief Advisor of Design & Art, and his influence at the startup is already being felt. The immiment arrival of two Aiways U5 prototypes at the Frankfurt motor show on September 9, which left Xi’an in China on 17 July, seems a good time to take another look at this ambitious Chinese brand.

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    Interview

    Interview with Julian Thomson - taking the reins at Jaguar

    2019-08-29T16:05:00Z

    Julian Thomson, Jaguar’s new Director of Design, has taken over from industry car design legend Ian Callum, and he is already displaying the type of creative energy needed in a design landscape where so much is ‘up for grabs’. Car Design News caught up with Julian at Pebble Beach 2019 and found out what is on his mind

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    Who’s Where: Taisuke Nakamura promoted as Karim Habib leaves Infiniti

    2019-08-29T10:20:00Z

    Infiniti designer Taisuke Nakamura has been promoted to the position of Head of Design following the departure of Karim Habib. Nakamura has played a large role in all the of recent wave of connected, electric concept cars from Infiniti, such as the QX Inspiration, Prototype 10 and Qs Inspiration, concepts that have signalled the creative approach to new mobility solutions at Infiniti

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    Article

    Book review: Design between the lines

    2019-08-28T15:23:00Z

    Patrick Le Quément is a seminal designer who has worked at Simca, Ford, VW and Renault. This collection of essays is a tour de force through the design world of half a century and should be essential reading for anyone interested in design.

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    GAC Entranze - designed to share experiences

    2019-08-23T12:02:00Z

    Chinese automotive company GAC used virtual reality technology to connect the China and LA studios’ together to design this striking crossover-MPV for the Detroit auto show in 2019. Look inside and the fresh approach to the MPV typology becomes even more apparent - led by Pontus Fontaeus, its interior materials, textures and shapes create some really interesting themes for travelling with friends or family in the connected age

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    News

    Who’s Where: Juho Suh moves from NIO to Hyundai

    2019-08-22T14:28:00Z

    Former Shanghai design studio head for NIO becomes VP and head of Hyundai Design Innovation Group

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    Exclusive: Roberto Giolito on the 2004 Fiat Trepiuno

    2019-08-21T14:38:00Z

    In the second of our series exploring the Fiat Heritage Hub, head of the new facility, Roberto Giolito, reveals a few secrets behind one of its most influential exhibits and his most famous design, the trailblazing 2004 Trepiuno…