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    Interior Motives

    Focus: Interior Lighting

    2019-10-18T08:24:00Z

    The end of the age of speed is having a profound effect on the way car designers are thinking about interiors, and especially their lighting. Previously, focus was on the driver: the switchgear and cockpit were angled and lit to ensure very little got in the way of single-minded concentration on the road ahead.

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    Article

    Studio Visit: Jaguar’s new Gaydon studio

    2019-10-04T11:34:00Z

    Jaguar Land Rover put on a special media tour of its new Jaguar design studio in Gaydon, England. The state-of-the-art facility spans 12,000 square metres and allows closer communication between departments

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    Article

    Ian Callum on his new venture – and his new Vanquish

    2019-10-01T08:54:00Z

    Car Design News spoke to Ian Callum about his new design firm, CALLUM, as well as its first project, the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by CALLUM, created alongside R-Reforged.

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    Article

    First sight: Yanfeng XiM20

    2019-09-23T14:07:00Z

    Yanfeng’s Red Dot award-winning XiM20’s concept focuses on making a connection with people using a vehicle for short-trip travel, within a framework of the users being a group who value experiences over posessions

  • 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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    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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    Article

    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…

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    Interior Motives

    Interior Focus: Trim & Materials

    2019-08-21T13:45:00Z

    From Interior Motives magazine: New materials, textiles and techniques are enabling greater experimentation and creativity in the automotive sector, driven by design curiosity, a genuine desire for development, and changing consumer tastes and demands, particularly with regard to sustainability. Attention is being paid to both raw materials and end-of-life recycling – with some quite startling sources for new textiles and fabrics making their industrial debuts 

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    Article

    Design Essay: What is a ‘luxury’ car?

    2019-08-12T16:31:00Z

    With more and more brands going upmarket, it is worth examining this often-misused term…

  • CDN Goodwood FOS 1957 Abarth 750 Goccia Vignale
    Article

    Cartier concours

    2019-08-02T14:52:00Z

    Cartier Style et Luxe lawn at the Goodwood Festival of Speed had a stunning array of classic cars

  • CDN Goodwood Future Lab 2019 Kar-go at Goodwood.
    Article

    Visions of tomorrow at Goodwood FOS’s Future Lab

    2019-07-30T19:04:00Z

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Future Lab crammed together the latest auto and digital innovations 

  • CDN CND's newest contributor...Liu Dong
    Article

    Student’s design review of Shanghai 2019

    2019-07-11T13:13:00Z

    Winner of CDN’s CDAC award 2019, Liu Dong, walked the halls for CDN and reviewed the cars that caught his eye at the Shanghai’s motor show 2019

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    Article

    CCotM: Quasar Khanh’s Unipower City Car

    2019-06-14T14:32:00Z

    Of all the automotive package formats, the one that seems to be the most vexing is the city car. The sizing, the shape, the seating, the powertrain and even the number of wheels always seem to be open to constant debate and re-interpretation. ...

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    Article

    The Winds of Time: What Makes a Design ‘Dated’?

    2019-06-03T15:12:00Z

    “I used to like it, but it seems so dated now…”

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    Article

    Opinion: Why honest design matters

    2018-06-18T10:24:00Z

    Mild misdirection or visual lying? Here’s a firm view on the trend of design fakery

  • CDN Liugi Colani Ferrari Testa d’Oro (1989)
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    Luigi Colani - Translating Nature exhibition

    2007-05-09T10:15:00Z

    One of the most influential designers of the past half-century, Luigi Colani, is the subject of an exhibition at the Design Museum in London. With a career spanning almost six decades, Colani has applied his unique design style to produce cars, trucks, boats, aircraft, ceramics and consumer goods, as well as creating futuristic concepts for as-yet unrealized transport systems and architecture.