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  • 1. Lexus LF-30 - side open - Tokyo 2019 official
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    Lexus LF-30 - interior design development

    2020-05-20T13:04:00Z

    Lexus’ electric vision pitched for the year 2030 was designed in the European ED2 studio and began with a very open brief

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    Top 5 colour and trim trends by CnT Factory

    2020-05-20T12:59:00Z

    Warm neutral tones are high in, greys are out. The CnT Factory top 5 colour and trim trends report is here

  • IP ombre wood 2021-GMC-YukonXL-Denali-115
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    2021 GMC Yukon Denali - interior story

    2020-05-20T12:55:00Z

    General Motors has brought its most premium SUV to-date to market with the 2021 Yukon Denali. “We challenged ourselves to build on more than two decades of iconic design and take it to the next level,” Matthew Noone, Director of design for GMC (and Chevrolet) told Interior Motives at the Yukon’s premiere 

  • LDA Design VOICE
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    LDA Design’s new design-led studio

    2020-05-20T12:54:00Z

    LDA Design prides itself on being a small and agile company with strong Italian heritage

  • BMW i Interaction Ease
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    BMW i Interaction Ease - interior only concept

    2020-05-20T12:50:00Z

    This concept collaboration between BMW’s Californian DesignWorks satellite and its Munich studio gave us a compelling insight into how cloud-enabled ‘shy tech’ could deliver a luxury autonomous travel experience while also simplifying the interior to the point that it was difficult to recognise this was a car at all.

  • Tech focus
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    Technology focus - interior story

    2020-05-20T12:49:00Z

    The interior of new cars is evolving fast with new technologies constantly introduced

  • ENO.146 AERO tunnel 02
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    GAC ENO.146 Concept - the interior story

    2020-05-14T16:23:00Z

    GAC achieved a world record in aerodynamics for its ENO.146 concept and also made sure the car could sit up to six passengers

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    Volkswagen ID.3 - the interior story

    2020-04-22T13:24:00Z

    From the Winter 2012/20 issue of Interior Motives magazine: Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen Group Design, tells Car Design News about creating the pivotal new ID.3 electric car

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    Karma SC1 Vision & SC2 - interior design development

    2020-04-16T10:20:00Z

    Karma Automotive, now owned by the Wangxiang Group, made a bold statement at the Shanghai auto show with its SC1 Vision Concept, a dramatic roadster previewing the evolution in design language for the brand. Its design drew inspiration from Karma’s California home: its climate, its culture, the glamour of Hollywood, the dynamics of surf and hot rod culture, and the state’s heritage of innovation in both the aerospace and automotive sectors all found a place in the styling of the SC1.

  • Rinspeed microSNAP interior
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    Seating Trends: Increased integration and biometric systems

    2020-04-08T16:21:00Z

    Biometric technology is providing another layer to safety and infotainment, and is another challenge for car design

  • Hyundai Virtual Seat Buck 3
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    Seating Trends: Driver centred solutions

    2020-04-08T16:19:00Z

    Designing the cabin to allow the driver to sit in the centre and the development of lighter, more sustainable seats

  • Canoo car open
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    Seating Trends Spotlight

    2020-04-08T15:37:00Z

    Car designers have been exploring different seating configurations in expectation of self-driving technology

  • Nissan IMk designers
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    Interior Motives: Nissan IMk

    2020-03-26T17:32:00Z

    A deep dive into the design of Nissan’s IMk concept, exploring concepts like ‘Timeless Japanese Futurism’ and minimalism

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    2020 Trend Report by CnTFactory

    2020-01-29T12:37:00Z

    CnTFactory has teamed up with CDN and Interior Motives magazine to provide a quarterly report on the trends that every automotive designer should have in their moodboards

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    Interior Motives: Winter 2019/20 issue out now

    2020-01-22T15:35:00Z

    In this issue: Hyundai 45, Land Rover Defender, Nissan IMk, Volkswagen ID.3, Karma SC1 & SC2, Special focus - Seating, Trend report - Colour and materials

  • Covestro1708195169
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    Materials and technologies for tomorrow’s interiors

    2020-01-20T12:18:00Z Sponsored by Covestro

    [Sponsored] Covestro’s latest interior concept is centred on a multifunctional living space

  • CDN Land Rover Defender 2019 L663_Amy_Frascella3
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    The inside story of Land Rover’s new Defender

    2020-01-16T16:45:00Z

    The interiors design team at Land Rover created a new look for the Defender interior with cunning storage solutions and rugged sophistication

  • CDN_IM_A19_Honda E_s1-_164721_Honda_experience_Casa_Connessa_Tortona_brings_connected_lifestyle_to_Milan
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    Interior Motives: Honda E

    2019-10-18T15:30:00Z

    From the Automn 2019 issue of Interior Motives: Honda gives us the interior design development story of its pivotal new electric car, called simply the ‘e’.

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    Interior Motives: Geometry A

    2019-10-18T08:25:00Z

    The announcement of Geely’s brand-new electric car sub-brand Geometry, so fully-formed and sophisticated, was a shock to many at the 2019 Shanghai motor show. Demonstrating the speed – and style – of change in the Chinese automotive market, and featuring genuine innovations previously reserved for concept cars, the Geometry A (seen here in early production form) has an interior which is a revelation for a car in its price-bracket.

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    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.