My background is in design and architectural journalism having edited and written for Icon and the Architects’ Journal, respectively. Car design featured regularly in the former, less so in the latter. That said, you could make a strong case for the car being the most influential design object of the last 100 years. It transformed our lives, our cities and our views on the environment. Nevertheless, one senses that with technological advancements in automotive design coupled with the vaunted ‘smart city’, the car is on the cusp of a bold new era.
Ajay Jain to lead Tata’s Pune design studio
Ajay Jain has been appointed Head of Design for the Tata Motors India Design Studio based in Pune. Car Design News grabbed a few words with the designer
Interview: Audi’s Marc Lichte on AI and architecture
Car Design News spoke to Audi design boss Marc Lichte at the inaugural Car Design Event in Munich about AI, architecture and the brand’s plans for the near future
Podcast: Polestar’s Max Missoni speaks to CDN
In this podcast Car Design News paid a visit to Gothenburg to speak with Polestar’s design director Maximilian Missoni about his love for the Venice Biennale, his admiration for the courage of artists and his take on AI design
Exclusive interview: Polestar design director Maximilian Missoni
Car Design News paid a visit to Gothenburg to speak with Polestar’s design director Maximilian Missoni about his interest in the Venice Biennale, his admiration for the courage of artists, his take on AI design and why he is not a fan of side projects
Watch: How will CMF shape an electric future?
Watch this premier livestream, in partnership with Ultrafabrics, where our panel will explore new ways to reshape the exterior and interior of cars.
In pictures: Lynk & Co’s new headquarters
Mobillity brand Lynk & Co has released images of its new headquarters in Gothenburg
Exclusive interview: Stellantis chief design officer Ralph Gilles
Ralph Gilles talks to Car Design News about AI, the metaverse and why zen interiors are a thing
Sue Magnusson on her time at Lucid and carving a career in CMF
Car Design News caught up with Lucid’s head of CMF, Sue Magnusson, to discuss her career and how this field of car design has evolved
Interview: Sound designer Patrick Jordan-Patrikios
Sound designer Patrick Jordan-Patrikios is on a mission to bring sound to the heart of the design process. Car Design News spoke to him about his colourful background and his work for Lotus
Watch: Adobe Substance 3D: Create, Iterate, and Visualize Car Design Concepts
Watch this webinar, in partnership with Adobe where they discuss how Adobe Substance 3D apps help transportation designers with their creative workflows and enhance collaboration with digital design reviews.
Lotus partners with Car Design News on design book
Legendary British carmaker Lotus has joined forces with Car Design News to produce a sumptuous new book detailing the design story of the brand
Watch: Hyundai’s Simon Loasby on winning the Concept Car of the Year
Hyundai’s VP of design Simon Loasby speaks to Car Design News editor James McLachlan about winning the Car Design Review 9 Concept Car of the Year for the N Vision 74
Interview: Luka Lenard UX/UI design manager at Bugatti Rimac
Ahead of Car Design News’ livestream dicussing software and the future of automotive design, we have a quick chat with Luka Lenard UX/UI design manager at Bugatti Rimac
Exclusive interview: design director at GM California Advanced Design Brian Smith
General Motors’ design director at California Advanced Design, Brian Smith, speaks to Car Design News about his new role, design homogeneity, aero design and more
Watch: Is the future of automotive design in software?
This CDN livestream featured speakers from Volvo, Bugatti Rimac, TomTom and The Qt Company. We discuss how automotive designers are using connected technologies in informing design decisions.
Volkswagen reveals bold autonomous Gen.Travel concept
Volkswagen has weighed in on the future mobility argument with the Gen.Travel – a radical-looking autonomous vehicle with shades of the Rumpler Tropfenwagen. It is aimed at providing a premium alternative to short haul flights and longer train journeys. Car Design News spoke to Klaus Zyciora and Peter Wouda about the concept
Car Design News Student Awards China winners
The 13th Student Awards China showcased a plethora of talent, who impressed judges from Lotus, Geely, Lynk & Co and Zeekr, with a variety of work that included everything from sportscars to pieces of mobile architecture
Ford launches the E-Transit Custom
Car Design News visited Ford and spoke to design director Amko Leenarts and head of D-Ford Usha Raghavachari about the new electrified E-Transit Custom
Exclusive: Julian Thomson to head up GM’s new UK-based advanced design studio
Former Jaguar Land Rover design director Julian Thomson will head up General Motors’ advanced design studio in the UK. He tells CDN about his new role, the future of EVs and the kind of talent he is looking for
Watch: What’s next for the sports car?
Watch this livestream where we explore the future of the sportscar through the lens of styling, technology, lighting, UX and sustainability