Car Design http://design.org/car-design en An interview with Lincoln’s Director of Design Max Wolff http://design.org/blog/interview-lincoln%E2%80%99s-director-design-max-wolff <p>Young. Talented. And then there’s the accent. Automotive designer and Australian native Max Wolff, Lincoln’s Director of Design, is leading the transformation of Lincoln’s lineup of luxury vehicles.</p> <p>As the luxury automotive brand plans seven significantly refreshed or new vehicles over the next three years, Wolff and his team will be key to creating world-class luxury vehicles.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="770" title="design, lincoln, wolff" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/13/lincoln_wolff.jpg?1329117249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="442" title="design, lincoln, wolff" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/13/lincoln-mkzconcept_08_hr.jpg?1329117315" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="267" title="design, lincoln, wolff" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/13/lincoln-mkzconcept_10_hr.jpg?1329117315" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="437" title="design, lincoln, wolff" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/13/lincoln-1946_lincstylingstudio_hr.jpg?1329117315" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="433" title="design, lincoln, wolff" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/13/lincoln-mwolff-naias_9472_hr.jpg?1329117315" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="382" title="design, lincoln, wolff" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/13/lincoln-mkzconcept_18_hr.jpg?1329117315" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/interview-lincoln%E2%80%99s-director-design-max-wolff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/interview-lincoln%E2%80%99s-director-design-max-wolff#comments australia car design industrial interview Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:24:32 +0000 coryskaaren 4101 at http://design.org The Audi e-Tron Hybrid Concept Car by Tilmann Kerkhoff http://design.org/blog/audi-e-tron-hybrid-concept-car-tilmann-kerkhoff <p><a href="http://www.tlmn.de/" target="Tilmann Kerkhoff">Tilmann Kerkhoff</a> created the Audi e-Tron for Audi to show at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009. The concept is an electric hybrid with an intelligent dash, vehicle functions and, of course, LED light tech.</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/11897574?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="621" height="233" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="400" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/19/audie_tron_00.jpg?1319070354" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="375" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/21/audie_tron_04.jpg?1319246608" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="375" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/21/audie_tron_05.jpg?1319246608" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/21/audie_tron_01.jpg?1319246608" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/21/audie_tron_02.jpg?1319246608" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/21/audie_tron_06.jpg?1319246608" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="411" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/21/audie_tron_07.jpg?1319246608" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/21/audie_tron_08.jpg?1319246608" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="412" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/21/audie_tron_09.jpg?1319246674" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="411" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/21/audie_tron_10.jpg?1319246674" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="411" title="Design, tron, audi" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/21/audie_tron_11.jpg?1319246674" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/audi-e-tron-hybrid-concept-car-tilmann-kerkhoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/audi-e-tron-hybrid-concept-car-tilmann-kerkhoff#comments car concept design Movie Sat, 22 Oct 2011 01:29:35 +0000 wardandrews 3580 at http://design.org A 1972 Airstream Gets a Modern Makeover from Hofmann Architecture http://design.org/blog/1972-airstream-gets-modern-makeover-hofmann-architecture <p>This clean and modern update to a classic 1972 Tradewind Airstream trailer is the work of 28-year-old Matthew Hofmann of <a href="http://www.hofarc.com/" target="Hofmann Architecture">Hofmann Architecture</a>. Now the soon-to-be forty trailer looks like an edgy guest studio that could make the front page of Air BnB.</p> <p>He says Airstream remodels are gaining popularity because they're flexible enough to appeal to all ages, economic statuses and lifestyles. They can be beautiful studio spaces or eclectic guest houses and then can roll away on surfing trips or outback safaris. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="368" title="Design, airstream, hofmann" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/03/airstream_hofmann_04.jpg?1317659745" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/1972-airstream-gets-modern-makeover-hofmann-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/1972-airstream-gets-modern-makeover-hofmann-architecture#comments apartment car design interior remodel sustainability travel Fri, 30 Sep 2011 21:25:21 +0000 wardandrews 3358 at http://design.org The Audi A7 Constructed Using 285 Sheets of Paper http://design.org/blog/audi-a7-constructed-using-285-sheets-paper <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/19/paper_audi_1.jpg" alt="Design, paper, audia7" title="Design, paper, audia7" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p><a href="http://visualspicer.com/" target="Taras Lesko">Taras Lesko</a>, a designer and creative director, created this Audi A7 car model design consisting of 750 unique parts from 285 sheets of paper assembled over the course of 245 hours. He designed and assembled the pieces using reference photography and original A7 blueprints from Germany.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="466" title="Design, paper, audia7" alt="Design, paper, audia7" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/19/paper_audi_1.jpg?1305789314" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/audi-a7-constructed-using-285-sheets-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/audi-a7-constructed-using-285-sheets-paper#comments car design paper Thu, 19 May 2011 07:24:42 +0000 jessicapatterson 2849 at http://design.org An Affordable Audi R8? 1:43 Scale Model http://design.org/blog/affordable-audi-r8-143-scale-model <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/04/10/ecs_tuning_audi_1.jpg" alt="Design, car, audi" title="Design, car, audi" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="439" title="Design, car, audi" alt="Design, car, audi" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/10/ecs_tuning_audi_1.jpg?1302448603" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/affordable-audi-r8-143-scale-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/affordable-audi-r8-143-scale-model#comments car design industrial Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:20:04 +0000 jessicapatterson 2778 at http://design.org Art Deco, French Curves and the 1938 Hispano Suiza Dubonnet Xenia: Auto Design http://design.org/blog/art-deco-french-curves-and-1938-hispano-suiza-dubonnet-xenia-auto-design <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/03/29/Hispano_Suiza_Xenia_3.jpg" alt="Design, automobile, Xenia" title="Design, automobile, Xenia" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com/" target="Mullin Automotive Museum">Mullin Automotive Museum</a> in California is celebrating the Art Deco Movement with a display of automobile relics and art. The 1938 Hispano Suiza Dubonnet Xenia is the latest edition to the "French Curves" collection.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="399" title="Design, automobile, Xenia" alt="Design, automobile, Xenia" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/29/Hispano_Suiza_Xenia_3.jpg?1301437975" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/art-deco-french-curves-and-1938-hispano-suiza-dubonnet-xenia-auto-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/art-deco-french-curves-and-1938-hispano-suiza-dubonnet-xenia-auto-design#comments automotive car design history museum Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:49:34 +0000 jessicapatterson 2753 at http://design.org Product of the Year: Steering Wheel Desk by Wheelmate http://design.org/blog/product-year-steering-wheel-desk-wheelmate <p>And the <a href="http://design.org/car-design">car design</a> accessory of the year goes to the folks at Wheelmate for inventing the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Wheelmate-Laptop-Steering-Wheel-Desk/dp/B000IZGIA8/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header">steering wheel desk</a>!</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/12/31/steering_wheel_desk_01.jpg" alt="Product Design-Steering Wheel Desk" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="463" alt="Product Design-Steering Wheel Desk" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/12/31/steering_wheel_desk_01.jpg?1293816288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/product-year-steering-wheel-desk-wheelmate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/product-year-steering-wheel-desk-wheelmate#comments automotive disasters funny invention Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:58:44 +0000 benleivian 2526 at http://design.org SmART Car Design ForTwo http://design.org/blog/smart-car-design-fortwo <p><a href="http://www.sarahillenberger.com/index.html">Sarah Illenberger</a> created this art <a href="http://design.org/blog/car">car design</a> in collaboration with <a href="http://www.cartondruck.com">Cartondruck</a>. The Smart ForTwo was designed using recycled cardboard both on the exterior and interior panels, in-part to promote sustainable thinking and material innovation. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/12/09/smart_car_01_0.jpg" alt="Design, car, smart car, art, sara illenberger, " title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="751" height="500" alt="Design, car, smart car, art, sara illenberger, " src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/12/09/smart_car_01_0.jpg?1291958189" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/smart-car-design-fortwo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/smart-car-design-fortwo#comments car Fri, 10 Dec 2010 05:19:56 +0000 jessicapatterson 2465 at http://design.org Audi Illustrations for Peak Climb: Automotive & Graphic Design http://design.org/blog/audi-illustrations-peak-climb-automotive-graphic-design <p><a href="http://davvi.com/">Davvi</a>, who specializes in <a href="http://design.org/blog/infographic">infographic</a> design, created these illustrations for Popular Science Magazine (May 2010), for the Audi TTS coupe research project. The autonomous Audi, Shelley, will drive itself up the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="448" alt="Design" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/11/15/audi_peak1.jpg?1289851516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/audi-illustrations-peak-climb-automotive-graphic-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/audi-illustrations-peak-climb-automotive-graphic-design#comments illustration infographic Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:22:51 +0000 jessicapatterson 2402 at http://design.org Car Design: Infinity + Cirque du Soleil http://design.org/blog/car-design-infinity-cirque-du-soleil <p>Infinity and Cirque du Soleil commissioned artist <a href="http://www.heiditaillefer.com/">Heidi Taillefer</a> to paint a celebratory G37 for their 20th and 25th <a href="http://infiniti.ca/en/general/corporate_info/cirque/#/home">year anniversaries</a>.</p> <p><img class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/11/04/news10infiniti_art_01.jpg" alt="Design, car design, hand painted, infinity, Cirque du Soleil" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="850" height="533" alt="Design, car design, hand painted, infinity, Cirque du Soleil" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/11/04/news10infiniti_art_01.jpg?1288924548" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/car-design-infinity-cirque-du-soleil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/car-design-infinity-cirque-du-soleil#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 02:44:26 +0000 jessicapatterson 2378 at http://design.org 2011 GM Firebreather: Automotive Design for Upcoming Movie Jinn http://design.org/blog/2011-gm-firebreather-automotive-design-upcoming-movie-jinn <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/08/10/2010-08-10_at_09-07-51.png" alt="Firebreather Front: Automotive Design" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /> <img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/08/10/2010-08-10_at_09-08-06.png" alt="Firebreather Side: Automotive Design" title="" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /> <img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/08/10/2010-08-10_at_09-08-26.png" alt="Firebreather Back: Automotive Design" title="" class<div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="747" height="499" alt="Firebreather Front: Automotive Design" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/08/10/2010-08-10_at_09-07-51.png?1281456687" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/2011-gm-firebreather-automotive-design-upcoming-movie-jinn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/2011-gm-firebreather-automotive-design-upcoming-movie-jinn#comments automotive black car concept Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:24:45 +0000 benleivian 2224 at http://design.org Interview: Tim Pilsbury - Interior Car Design http://design.org/blog/interview-tim-pilsbury-interior-car-design <p>I was able to get in touch with Senior Designer Tim Pilsbury to ask him a few questions about his work as an interior car designer. In the past he has worked for Nissan Design America and SEAT Design in Spain. He happily indulged me before leaving to China for his new position at Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC).</p> <p><strong>When did you know that you wanted to be a car designer?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="100" height="95" alt="Tim Pilsbury Interior Car Designer" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/06/28/TimPilsbury.png?1277745305" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/interview-tim-pilsbury-interior-car-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/interview-tim-pilsbury-interior-car-design#comments car career design designer interview shanghai style Tue, 06 Jul 2010 23:16:37 +0000 toribishop 2200 at http://design.org